A growing church in Crestview, Florida.


specialneedsbannerAt Emmanuel , we believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn about Jesus on his or her own level. Our goal is to support families and teach their children who have mental, emotional or physical special needs that God made them, loves them and has a plan for them in the world and in His church. Your trust in us to care for your child with special needs is an honor and privilege that we take seriously.

On Sunday mornings, during our 11am service and on Sunday and Wednesday evenings we offer a learning environment in our “First Class” room in The Hanger for children ages 4 years – 5th grade with special needs who may need an alternative to a large group gathering or typical learning environment.

In the “First Class”environment, we have caring adult leaders who are equipped and trained not only to care for your child, but also to teach them about God’s love in a way that they can comprehend and enjoy. We believe all children are created uniquely by God, and our desire is to partner with parents to help their children grow in faith.  We offer designated learning areas within the classroom that addresses the needs of each child so that he or she can learn at their own pace and participate in activities.  These areas are a sensory play area, learning area, craft area, and quiet rest area.

We understand that some children with special needs can participate in large group activities with the help of a ‘buddy’ who can assist one on one in larger groups for music, stories, and games. Our desire is to partner with families on an individual basis to determine how to best meet the unique needs of each child.

So that we can best serve you and your child, before visiting Emmanuel we would love for you to contact us and let us know of your child’s specific needs. Doing this will help us to provide the best care possible for your child.

We look forward to partnering with you to invest the love and truth of Jesus Christ into your child’s life.