A very specific ministry prepares to kick off at Rockford First.
Champion's Club holds it's first open house. It's designed for special needs children to get their own, personalized Sunday school experience. It helps take the load off parents too.
The club is designed with four rooms, sensory, spiritual therapy, educational and physical therapy. Children experience a 15 minute rotation.
The ratio of children to teacher is one to one. The club has been paid for in part by donations from the Rockford First congregation.
"These families hear a lot of the negative things about their child everywhere they go. They're not used to being accepted and embraced in a community, a lot of them feel isolated like they can't leave their home with their child because of the way that they're going to be responded to," said Tina Skinner, Champion's Club Coordinator.
Champion's Club also enables kids to use technology to help them express their needs and communicate with teachers.