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Buddy Ministry for children with special needs

Welcome to the Buddy Ministry at Sherwood Baptist Church! We are so glad to have the opportunity to meet you! We at Sherwood Baptist Church recognize the tremendous need in our community for ministry to those with special needs, both physical and mental, and their families.  The Buddy Ministry seeks to provide individualized care in a safe and compassionate environment during all normal worship services - Sunday morning and Sunday evening.  Our ministry, at this point, is equipped to minister to children ages preschool through elementary. Each student is paired with a trained volunteer or "buddy" to assist them whether they are with their peers in a typical classroom or in a separate class designed specifically for Special Needs. It is our prayer that we will meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of your family.
The special needs students meet at 9:30 a.m. in room J18.  On your first visit, we would ask that you stay with your child during the entire time.  This allows you the opportunity to get an in-depth look at the ministry and it gives us the chance to get information from you and answer any questions you may have.  During that time we will have forms for you to fill out or you can download the forms below, fill them out and either email them to us or bring them with you.  If you decide to enroll your child in the Buddy Ministry, we would ask that you arrange for a student placement interview by calling the Children’s Ministry office at 883-1910 ex. 1326.
If you have any questions, please call Patricia Bennett at 347-3809 or, our Children’s Pastor David Joiner at 883-1910 ex. 1321.  We look forward to meeting you!
Your partner in ministry,
David Joiner
Children’s Pastor
Sherwood Baptist Church
Why the Buddy Ministry is So Important