Special Programming

Throughout the year, we hold special events just for our Special Needs friends. In this way, our participants are able to take part in similar activities that our other ministries offer while still receiving the specialized care that they need. As we move through the year 2021, these events will be modified to keep our kids, as well as our volunteers and staff safe. If you have any questions about these special events, please drop us an email at specialneeds@fmcm.org.


Night to Shine – Shine Thru

February 11, 2022 • 4-6 pm • FMCM Parking Lot

We are excited to once again host Tim Tebow’s Special Needs Night to Shine Prom 2022 – Shine Thru. Our honored guests will make their way through the shine-thru in their cars around our campus parking lots with stops along the way to pick up all essential prom goodies. We will have a magical ending with each of our honored guests being crowned King or Queen and photo opportunities to capture this special day!
Registration for this event opens on January 12th.

Participant Registration   Volunteer Registration

Special Needs VBC

Each summer we offer Vacation Bible Camp for children, teens, and adults with special needs. We have worship, bible study, games/recreations, snacks, crafts, and more! Each day we will explore within our VBC theme while looking at the gospel, its truth, and seeing how it applies to our daily lives. The am session is for pre k – 6th grade and the pm session is for 7th grade – adults.

Special Needs Mission Week

Each summer we offer a serving opportunity for middle school through adult-aged individuals alongside the First Methodist Mansfield student ministry during United Mission Week. Mission Week is a week focused on serving our community and connecting with Christ through worship. Students and adult volunteers work in teams going out into the community to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Special Needs Childcare

We offer Special Needs Childcare for all ages and all abilities during most church-sponsored activities and services. We have trained staff who provide Special Needs Childcare. We offer lower ratios based on the needs of the children in childcare at the time. All Special Needs KidsCare Staff go through specialized training for our unique needs.