It is often difficult for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities and their families to participate in the church. For over fourteen years God has let First Baptist, Devine to meet this challenge while loving and encouraging adults and youth with special needs.
We currently offer Sunday School for adults and youth with special needs through the JOB Bible Class which meets at 9:45 a.m., Sundays in the west Sanctuary overflow room. In addition, we have an extension class that meets in our chapel at 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays.
Our students also enjoy eating out and viewing movies in San Antonio, going on fishing trips, and other outings throughout the year. We have taken trips to Devine Acres and Morgan's Wonderland. We have had Christmas parties and other social events.
For the past several years we have taken our JOB students to a Special Needs Retreat where they enjoyed swimming, fishing, challenge courses, great food and games.
We also conduct summer Vacation Bible School for youth and adults with special needs.
If you know of adults or youth who could benefit from our special needs ministry, if you would like to help us by volunteering, or if you just need more information, contact the church office at 830-663-4408, or David Cooke at 210-416-0490.