Special Needs

At FBCTT, we believe that people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character despite their earthly abilities. Our goal in the Special Needs Ministry is to provide a place for individuals of all ages with various disabilities and their families to develop a personal relationship with Jesus so they can mirror His character here on earth and live with Him in eternity. We provide a variety of classes on Sunday morning to allow individuals to be active and vital in accomplishing our mission: Love God Passionately // Love Others Intentionally.

Mainstream classes, buddy systems, and a custom designed classroom are just some ways FBCTT becomes a place of security and growth for people with special needs. Our main goal is to connect you to Jesus while discovering your God-given gifts!

 
For Children

Children, birth through 5th grade with disabilities are supported in a variety of ways so 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 Susan Triggiano at striggiano@tampabay.rr.com, 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 9am to 12noon. Please contact striggiano@tampabay.rr.com or Renee Blain at renee@fbctt.org for more information. RSVP is required to attend.

 

For Students

Students, 6th grade through 12th grade, we can arrange for Buddies to attend the Youth program on Sunday mornings at 10:45am. Please contact striggiano@tampabay.rr.com 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 they can begin or further their relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

For Adults

We have community groups during both services on Sunday morning. A friend is available to attend if necessary. Please contact striggiano@tampabay.rr.com 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.