Mission: Emma’s Friends is a special needs ministry at Grace Bible Church. Our mission is to equip our church to reach out to our neighbors with special needs, and to provide an atmosphere that welcomes everyone who enters the doors of Grace Bible Church, embracing and accommodating their unique needs and abilities. We desire to provide a place that is safe, inclusive and compassionate so that those with special needs and their families can come to worship the Lord with us, learn more about Him, and grow to become the vital part of Christ’s Body that He created them to be, all while giving God the glory.
Buddies: Emma's Friends will provide a buddy on Sunday mornings for children with special needs, and this buddy will stay with the child in their regular Sunday School room or in our Sensory-Friendly Room. Grace Bible Church meets at the Oxford Middle School on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for Core Seminars (similar to Sunday School) and at 10:30 for the Worship Service. The buddy is the child's friend and advocate, and will help the child navigate Sunday mornings in a safe, respectful, and joyful way. Buddies are high school students, college students, and adults who have a heart for kids of different abilities.
Register: To register a child or to become a buddy with Emma’s Friends, please email Deb & Adam Smith, our Emma's Friends Ministry Leaders:
Parents, please complete this form so we may best serve your child. Printed forms are also available at the KidCheck desk. If you have any questions, we would love for you to visit Grace and visit with our ministry leaders so we can understand the needs of your child. Your family is welcome at Grace, and we look forward to meeting you soon.