Special Needs

Our Mission

Our mission is to embrace families, facilitate inclusion, and create a home here at NorthStar for every family that walks through our doors.

Overview

Tailored to your family’s needs, Imagine Ministry offers alternative classroom settings differing by age group as well as an inclusive buddy system in our typical Sunday morning environments. In addition, we provide a Sunday school small group setting for high functioning adults with special needs.

Our two alternative classroom environments offer age-appropriate settings and Bible stories for our Imagine kids and students.

Our buddy system offers the option of joining along in our Preschool through Middle School Ministries on Sunday mornings.

Room Environments

Birth - 5th Imagine Classroom

9:30 & 11:00AM

Located in Compass, our Birth-5th Imagine classroom offers a sensory Bible story, toys and sensory activities that go along with the morning’s lesson, as well as caring classroom leaders who enjoy getting to know and spend time with your children.

Buddy System and Sensory Room

9:30 & 11:00AM

Our sensory rooms (one for kids and one for students) provides a “break room” for kids/students in our special needs ministry during the service hour in case any portion of our programming leads to overstimulation or frustration. Our multi-sensory environments are offered at both hours as well as our buddy bins that are assigned specifically to a child filled with materials such as pill box schedules, fidget toys, and more to take to class. Our Buddy System takes place in our NorthStar Kidz and 678 environments. Your child will participate in these environments along with their peers.

Youth Imagine Classroom

9:30 & 11:00AM

Our Imagine Youth classroom is located in our True North building along with the Middle and High School environments. It offers a sensory wall as well as the capability to create an entire sensory environment with blackout curtains, a LED bubble tube, and a galaxy star projector. In this class, we also offer a sensory Bible story in an environment that caters specifically to Middle and High School students.

Adult Sunday School Classroom

9:30AM

*Ages 18 and older*

Located in True North, our Gather ministry is an adult small group that utilizes Together curriculum. Gather is an inclusive adult Bible study that provides an important set of tools so that each participant can grow in relationship with God and with one another. Our mission is to create community among adults with special needs in a Spirit-filled environment. A facilitator leads the Bible study portion and participants are given the opportunity to take different roles for the morning such as prayer leader, activities coordinator, and more.

Nights of Fun with Each Other

Family Night Out

Join us for our monthly family nights! We meet up at different spots around the Acworth/Kennesaw area for an evening of community and fun! Come out and join us for our next one!

Pop-Up Summer Series

Summer Mini-Camps

Get ready for our Pop Up Summer Series! Each summer we offer action packed day camps. From bowling and arcade games to trampoline parks and inflatables, you don’t want to miss out on the fun and community for your kids with special needs.

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Kings and Queens

Night to Shine

Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine, THE unforgettable experience for people with special needs 14 years and older, is back and better than ever! Join us for our drive-thru experience on Friday, February 11, 2022 between 6pm-8pm, for a night that will surely bring a smile to your face! Drive through the NorthStar campus and visit interactive stations where you will encounter princesses, crazy characters, walk the red carpet, play hands-on games, snap memories at our photo spots, and so much more!

Guest and caregivers will also receive swag bags with special gifts inside. To cap off our evening, we will send out a link so you can virtually watch the special Night to Shine event that Tim Tebow Foundation has put together. We hope to see you there!

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