The Mars Hill Special Needs Ministry exists to provide support and opportunities that allow persons with special needs to be fully engaged in the life of our programs and our church. We’d love to talk with you to learn more about how we can meet the specific needs of your child. Without you and your family, our community is not a true picture of the body of Christ. Email or call 616.249.3337 to learn more and get connected.


One-on-One Buddies are a group of trained volunteers who stay with their buddies during the Sunday morning programming to offer support, encouragement, and assistance. With a little bit of help from a buddy, many with special needs are able to attend our regular Sunday Programming. To best serve you, accommodation is made on an individual level. Please contact our Special Needs Director to discuss how we can meet your particular needs.


This class goes into worship with the rest of our community and then returns to the classroom for a Bible lesson, activity, prayer, and fellowship with the rest of the class.


Various special events, such as Respite Nights take place throughout the year. Respite Nights give parents/guardians/caregivers the opportunity to bring their loved one to Mars Hill where they will be cared for by fully-trained volunteers while you go on a date night, or perhaps just take a well-deserved nap. 

There are currently no upcoming events scheduled, but please check back soon for details on how you can take part.


Could you foster inclusion by accompanying a child/student/adult with special needs to our programs?

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