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 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in Room D024.

Adult Bible Study Class for Family and Friends of Special Needs is held at 9:15 a.m. in Room D214.

First Friends Family Pool Party

Saturday, July 27 is First Friends Family Swim Party at Terrell Municipal Swimming Pool from 7-9:00 p.m.  Family members of all ages are welcome. It's free, but we need to know if you're coming so please sign up on the link below. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Meet us there:  located at Ben Gill Park, 100 Lions Club Ln, Terrell, TX 75160.

This is not a drop off event. A parent/guardian must be present at all times.

Click here to Sign up

Special needs parents night out

Community-wide free event for parents of children with special needs ages 1 - 17. We want to provide parents with an evening off for some alone time and in return, we receive the blessing of working with and knowing your children. Child care and food will also be provided for siblings who are 12 years old and younger.

Our next PNO is TBA


Click here to volunteer to serve

Parents Day/Night Out volunteers

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.

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!

First Friends Connect
Come ready for fun and fellowship with friends at our First Friends Connect Night! 

Fall dates TBA.

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

Night to Shine

Thank you so  much to all who served, donated and prayed over 2024 Night to Shine. We can't wait until next year!  We are an official host church again for the Feb. 7, 2025 event! More details soon. 

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.