At FBCTT, we believe that people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character regardless of their earthly abilities. Our goal in the Special Needs Ministry is to provide a place for individuals of all ages with various disabilities, alongside their families, to develop a personal relationship with Jesus so that they can mirror His character here on earth and live with Him in eternity. We provide a variety of classes on Sunday mornings to allow individuals to be active and vital in accomplishing our mission: to Love God Passionately and Love Others Intentionally.
Mainstream classes, buddy systems, and a custom designed classroom are just some ways FBCTT becomes a place of security and growth those with special needs. Our main goal is to connect you to Jesus while discovering your God-given gifts!
Children from newborns through 5th grade with disabilities are supported in a variety of ways so that they may attend Sunday School class with their peers. An adaptive classroom is available for children who enjoy a smaller classroom setting with a small child-teacher ratio.
To attend this class or receive additional support it is recommended that you contact Peter Adler at (813) 988-1138 before attending so that proper arrangements can be made for your child. It is also advised that you spend the first class with your child along with the buddy so all needs can be discussed and proper instructions can be given. Our desire is to make this transition as seamless as possible and continue with the child’s routines as best we can.
One of our church’s outreach programs is called Camp Cheer. It is a Saturday monthly respite program for children from 9 AM to 12 PM. Please contact Peter Adler or Renee Blain for more information and to RSVP (required to attend).
For students between 6th grade and 12th grade, we can arrange for Buddies to attend the Youth program on Sunday mornings at 10:45 AM. Please contact Peter Adler so we can prepare our Buddies for the individual who will participate. We also have a smaller, custom-designed classroom to meet each individual’s unique needs so that they can begin - or further - their relationship with Jesus Christ.
We have community groups during both services on Sunday mornings. A friend is available to attend if necessary. Please contact Peter Adler if you need further info on these classes. We also have a smaller, custom-designed classroom to meet each individual’s unique needs so they can begin - or further - their relationship with Jesus Christ.