Sunday Morning

In order to provide the best experience for those with special needs, we offer both inclusion-style and self-contained classrooms. We work with each family to find the most appropriate place to support the individual with special needs in their faith journey, allowing parents to worship with the church body. We also have a sensory room for those who could benefit from a short break.

In our inclusion-style classrooms, we offer a buddy to help each child engage within the typical classroom setting.

In our self-contained classrooms, our teachers use techniques and interventions specifically designed for those with special needs, while buddies help them participate in the Bible lesson and activities.

SHINE Kids

A self-contained classroom structured for young children with various special needs. Children learn important concepts and truths about the faith through a specially developed curriculum, crafts, worship, and other activities. Available during the 9 and 10:30 am services.

SHINE Teens and Adults

Self-contained class for teens and adults to engage in Bible lessons through songs and other activities. Available during the 9 and 10:30 am services.

SHINE Inclusion

Early childhood, Elementary, and Student Ministries participants with special needs are assisted by a volunteer buddy in typical classroom settings. Available during 9 and 10:30 am services. 

For more information about our Special Needs ministry, contact Holly Kitchens, Special Needs Ministry Coordinator, 630.876.6622, hkitchens@wheatonbible.org.

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