Special Needs (H.O.P.E.)

10:00 am on Sundays – Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

H.O.P.E (Helping Others Providing Encouragement)

Special Needs (H.O.P.E.)

We Pledge Our Hearts to Loving Jesus Minds to Good Thoughts Tongues to Saying Kind Words Hands to Helping Others Feet to Walking then Right Way.

H.O.P.E (Helping Others Providing Encouragement) Sunday School department exists to provide a learning environment for those with developmental disabilities. We have two classes with ages varying from young children to adults. Some children are mainstreamed into the Children’s Department. Our teaching styles are modified depending on the specific needs. Presently in the A (Access) class there are 15 to 18 classmates with three to four teachers. In the B (Barnabas) class there are 8 to 10 members with one teacher.

H.O.P.E. Ministries Day (March)
H.O.P.E. Vacation Bible School (June)


Others Providing


Both Sunday School classes uses printed quarterly material from Life Way that is written for special needs students. Short Bible stories with activities and songs. We also have the members portray the different Bible characters from their lessons. Sunday School class B emphasizes Christian principles and how they apply to their everyday life.

On Wednesday nights we have the members tell us their prayer request to the best of their abilities. There are a host of different activities which include: review the previous weeks’ lessons. We practice having members sing solos, practice bells, crafts and skits.



  • Sunday School class A 10:00 am room 121
  • Sunday School class B 10:00 am room 125-B
  • Wednesdays 6:30 pm room 125-B

First time guests can stop by our Children’s Welcome Desk for assistance.


  • William & Katie McCluskey
  • Josh & Brandi Lindsey
  • Rodd Jett

H.O.P.E (Helping Others Providing Encouragement)

Special Needs (H.O.P.E.)

—Events —

In January we start bowling and runs through March with a banquet at the end. This is done at Pro Bowl West.

In March we have HOPE Ministry Day in the evening worship service. We showcase what we have learned throughout the year for our congregation and families.

In April baseball starts at the Challenger League in Mount Juliet. Jeff Schnelle is in charge of that. [email protected]

Quarterly we participate in different activities sponsored by The Wilson County Baptist Association. 

In June H.O.P.E. VBS (Special Needs VBS) is the first Saturday after the Children’s VBS from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer bowling league starts in June.

In July the Tennessee Baptist Convention has two one week camps, Linden and Carson. Mark Anderson [email protected]

In August Challenger League Fall baseball starts. Jeff Schnelle is in charge of that. [email protected]

In September bowling starts on the 12th and ends before Christmas.

In October we have a hay ride the last Saturday.

In December we have a Christmas Party the first of the month.

“Beloved Let us Love One Another ”

1 John 4:7

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