FUSION is the special needs ministry at Good Shepherd. Our mission is to reach and serve families impacted by special needs and create an environment for them to discover and embrace a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Special Needs Support In Children and Student Ministries
Our goal is for all children and students to be able to successfully participate in all ministries with their peers. Based on each child’s individual needs, we provide:
These supports are available in all children and student ministry opportunities and special events. If you have any questions, please click the “Email Leader” button below.
CURRENT CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES REGISTRATION FORMS AND UPDATES
CURRENT STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS AND UPDATES
- One-on-one buddies
- Coordination with staff and small group leaders
- Accommodations (visual schedules, fidgets, etc.)
- Self-contained sensory room
Special Needs Leaders Buddies
We have several opportunities for leaders to serve within FUSION. If you have a passion for children and/or adults with special needs and are interested in partnering with us, please contact us below!
Respite Care Special Needs Buddy Break
Buddy Break is a monthly, respite opportunity for children with special needs and their siblings provided at no charge. At Buddy Break, all children are intentionally paired up one-on-one with a trained buddy. We play games, do projects, play in the gym, and have a lot of fun—all while parents and caregivers get a well-deserved break.
This program is sponsored by Nathaniel’s Hope
, a national organization that supports Buddy Breaks in churches. After registering on their website, families have the opportunity to take their children to any Buddy Break—whether local or while out of town on vacation!