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

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. 


Volunteer with Special Needs

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

Learn More


Cristi Foos
Special Needs Coordinator

office: 630-876-6642

Choose a Home Campus

Wheaton Bible Church

27W500 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185