Special Needs Ministry

Ages Birth - 17 and Adults ages 18+

Here at First Baptist Forney we offer a Christ-centered environment with a person-centered emphasis that enables us to focus on the entire family's spiritual growth. We view special needs as a different ability rather than a disability. We believe it is all part of God’s plan to care, love and welcome children with special needs into our church fellowship and community.

Therefore, we consider it a privilege to offer this ministry and would love to speak with you regarding the needs of your child.  

At FB Forney we currently offer an inclusion-buddy system and self-contained learning environment.

Sunday Bible Study

Special Needs Children's Bible Study Class, First Friends, is held on Sunday's at 9:30a & 11:00a in Room D024.

Adult Bible Study Class for Family and Friends of Special Needs is held at 9:30a in Room D214.


Families with special needs children are invited to have cookies with our Sensory Friendly Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Free for the whole family.  Come and go. This is not a drop off event. 


night to shine 2024

Registration for 2024 Night to Shine at First Baptist Church Forney is officially OPEN!

Night to Shine is a special prom night for individuals with special needs ages 14 and older. If you have questions please contact Kacey:

honored guests attending

If you'd like to register as an Honored Guest use this link! (ages 14 and over)

click to register to attend

volunteer registration

Per the Tim Tebow Foundation for Night to Shine, it is required that ALL in attendance register. Even if you are just walking around without a specific assignment. If you are on campus at NTS, name badges are printed and must be worn for the event. Below is the link to register as a volunteer for the evening of February 9, 2024, in any capacity. If you plan to be on campus for this event, we need you on the list.

click for volunteer registration

Special Needs Parents Day/Night Out

Our Special Needs Ministry is dedicated to meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of special needs children / teens and their families.  We offer several community-wide, free Parents Night Out (PNO) dates throughout the year where your children are cared for in a loving and fun environment while parents enjoy a night out! This is for ages 0 to 17. Child care and food will also be provided for siblings who are 12 years old and younger.

2024 Dates to be announced.

Service Opportunity Link

We need multiple service providers during our Parents Night Out events.  This is a great opportunity to give and receive. If you can serve, please email your contact information to Kacey Jackson.

Click Here to Serve

Adult Special Needs Ministry

A ministry for ages 18 years and older.  We host fun nights throughout the year called First Friends Connect!

Friendsgiving: Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5-7:00 pm in the Great Hall
Come festive and ready for fun and fellowship with friends as was we feast on a Thanksgiving meal. Back parking lot near basketball pavilion: Enter through the back doors at the Student Ministry Building. Look for Balloons!

Click here to register

Authorization Forms

To enroll your child in our Special Needs Program, you will need to print and sign the forms below.  Return them to the Church or email to .

Opportunities to Serve

If you would like to apply to be a Special Needs Buddy or work in this ministry, please click below to complete the serve application or contact Kacey. 

Serve in Special Needs Application Form

Thank you so  much to all who served, donated and prayed over Night to Shine on Feb. 10, 2023. We can't wait until next year!  Enjoy this recap video.

To learn more about our ministry for special needs children, watch the video below.


KaceyJackson is our Special Needs Ministry Director.

Click here to email Kacey.