Special Needs

Welcome to Shine, our ministry to families with special needs!

We believe that every person is created in God’s image with a special purpose and plan for his/her life. Our desire is to come alongside families with kids, students, or adult family members with special needs to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. 

We work closely with our families to determine the best ways to care for each person on an individual basis and then work as a team to help them feel welcomed, accepted, and loved. New families are welcome throughout the year.

Sunday Morning Programming

Inclusion (Birth – 8th Grade)

Buddies are available to accompany kids and students with special needs in their typical Sunday classes.

Shine Ministry Classroom

Kids, teens, and adults with special needs are invited to hear God’s word in sensory-friendly classrooms with lessons and activities that are developmentally appropriate to meet their individual needs.

I’m New – How Do I Get My Kids Involved in Shine?

To help us best care for your family, please fill out the registration form below.

Special Needs Registration Form

For Parents

Shalom Community (West Chicago Campus)

Parents and caregivers of those with special needs are invited to join this supportive and compassionate small group community. Shalom meets at Wheaton Bible Church West Chicago Campus on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 am service in Upper 236.

For Moms

SHINE Moms meet quarterly for dinner or dessert with other moms of kids with special needs to share stories, laugh and encourage each other. This group of ladies know what it is like to give everything they have and still give more. All moms of children with special needs are welcome.

Contact Cristi Foos for more information. 

For Dads

SHINE Dads gather monthly with other dads of children with special needs for conversation, games and food! This group of guys all understand what it means to have a child with special needs and encourage each other. All dads of children with special needs are welcome.

Contact John Foos for more information. 

Volunteer

Volunteer with Special Needs

Volunteer on Sunday mornings in a Shine classroom or as a special needs buddy!

Learn More

Staff

Cristi Foos
Special Needs Coordinator

office: 630-876-6642

Choose a Home Campus

Wheaton Bible Church

27W500 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185

Tri-Village Church

1 East Bode Road, Streamwood, IL 60107