Special Needs Ministry - West Ridge Church

Special Needs Ministry


Everyone has a place at West Ridge. Our Special Needs Ministry has groups and events for folks of all ages, ensuring your entire family can connect with the family of West Ridge Church. If you have a child or family member with special needs, contact us today and we will address any questions you have.



Sunday Morning Special Needs Ministries


Out of the Box

A large-group setting where individuals with special needs participate in a Bible lesson along with arts and crafts related to the lesson.  Out of the Box offers classes for elementary school-aged children and younger as well as separate meetings for individuals middle school-aged and up including adult ages.  Classes are in Modular 302 at 9:00AM and 10:30AM  For assistance on Sundays, please visit the Help Center in the West Ridge atrium and someone will guide you to this group.

Shepherd Ministry

This one-on-one ministry provides individuals with special needs personalized care and attention from one of our trained volunteers.  If your loved one requires individual care, please contact us today to ensure that our team is ready for the new visit. This ministry is offered during all three services (9am, 10:30am and 11:59am)

SN Sensory Room

Located on the right side of Modular 302, our sensory room for those with special needs is available for families to use during all three services. The room provides a relaxing, enjoyable environment that aims to eliminate distractions and increase creative sensory input.  The room also includes an adult changing table.


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Stand Alone Special Needs Ministries


Adult Groups

Along with our Sunday morning services, West Ridge offers two adult groups for parents/caregivers of children with special needs.  These groups meet at the church on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Breakaway Events

West Ridge is proud to host a series of Saturday events during the year where special needs and their siblings can enjoy games, activities, music and teaching.  This is an ideal time for parents and caregivers to get a much-needed day or night to themselves.

Night To Shine

Each February, West Ridge is proud to be an official host church for Night to Shine, a prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.  The annual event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

This year’s event at West Ridge featured 140 special needs guests, 160 parents, and more than 500 volunteers.  While our guests with special needs enjoyed a “red carpet experience” featuring limousine rides, cheering crowds, food, photographs and dancing, their parents/caregivers enjoyed a catered dinner, massages, bingo games, gift card drawings and live music.

Learn More About Night To Shine