SHINE Ministry


We are thrilled to have a ministry for special needs children known as SHINE.  We desire for children and teens of varying abilties to participate in all of our Black Rock Kids and Youth environments here each week.
Our goal is for your child to be able to participate in programs and engage with his or her peers through the support of a designated buddy (aide).

In order to accommodate your child with special needs, please submit an intake form to be completed either prior to or during your first visit to Black Rock.  If you prefer to complete this form online, click the button below.  Once we’ve reviewed your form, we’ll reach out to you personally.  We can’t wait to meet you and see how we can best assist your child here at Black Rock!


Throughout the four gospels, Jesus intentionally comforts, supports, and shares the Good News with people with disabilities.  God is faithful to us from our first breath until our very last; we believe he has called us to exhibit that same faithfulness to both children with special needs and their families.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve as a child’s buddy, please pray about it and contact us!  We’d love to have you serve on our team.

If you would like to learn more about our special needs ministry, have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Carol Koenig at





Want to serve with this ministry?

Use our Serve Finder to see available opportunities and sign up.