MW Buddies:
Special Needs Ministry

Reaching families of different abilities to feel seen, loved, and cared for as they take their next step towards God.

What is MW Buddies?

MW Buddies is Mountain West's Special Needs Ministry where we provide a a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for children with different abilities to take their next step toward Jesus! Our trained staff and Hope Team members help teach and engage students in the Word through Bible lessons, art, and music that is uniquely tailored to meet your child where they are.

MW Buddies provides a safe environment with our Sensory Room, quality leaders, and other accommodations that your child might need. Our Room Leaders and Buddy Volunteers help create an inclusive environment for all of our students where everyone feels welcomed.

Sensory Room

The Sensory Room was created as an environment for “cause and effect” activities that will allow an opportunity for each child to become involved through sight, sound, touch and smell.

For example, our bubble tubes provide multi-sensory feedback and stimulate the visual system, engaging the child’s ability to track bubbles and objects. The constant effects of color change are also effective in promoting color recognition and visual perception. Further, gazing at a tube may enhance their level of relaxation. Touching the tube offers tactile feedback as they feel the vibratory sensations shiver through their hands.

Plan Your Visit

MW Buddies is offered during our 11:45 am Sunday Gathering. We want to be prepared for your visit, so please fill out the MW Buddies Family Form, and let us know which Sunday you are planning to join us—can’t wait to see you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age range for MW Buddies?

Currently, MW Buddies is only for kids from pre-school to 5th grade. However, we are working hard to extend our Special Needs Ministry reach to include Buddies of all ages.

How do I know if MW Buddies is a good fit for my child?

As a parent, we believe you are the best person to understand your little one's needs. If you believe your child would benefit from MW Buddies, then we want to work with you to help make this an environment where your child can experience hope!

I'm still not sure if MW Buddies is right for my child. Can I ask some more questions before committing?

Of course! We understand that this is an important decision, and it can be difficult to know if this is the right environment for your child. Please reach out to our Kids Director Liss, and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can email her at [email protected], or you can call us at (770) 491-0228.