Join Us Every Sunday @ 8:30, 9:30 & 11:00

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children and adults with special needs

our ultimate goal...

We want people of all levels of abilities to know they are image bearers of God and a valued member of the body of Christ by  making the Gospel easily accessible.

What to expect on Sunday Morning...

God has made each one of us in His image and is the author of life. The Church body doesn't function well when one part is missing.

We want you and your special needs child or adult to know you are valuable, loved, safe, and seen by both God and us.

Our weekly special needs programs are designed to be fun, and engaging with well trained and caring volunteers who are passionate about our . 

morning highlights:

new here?

WELCOME: Our team will greet and connect you with a Sunday School class to fit you and your family's needs.

REGISTER: Our front desk team will help with registration or you can fill out our first-time family form online.

SECURITY: Each child and parent will be given a security tag at check-in used for drop-off and pick-up.

DROP-OFF: We will walk you and your child/adult to their class and connect you to the teachers.

LEARNING: Children and adults will explore weekly Bible truths through ability appropriate lessons and engagement in our unique sensory specific environments. 

PICK-UP: After the service you can pick-up your child/adult from their class. We are confident they had a great time!

...there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together."

1 CORINTHIANS 12:25-26

A Special Needs Playground

Our new playground has level and safe spaces for mobile and wheelchair-bound friends. It provides covered areas for shade and comfort, inclusive swings, sensory objects, and benches for guests to rest and enjoy watching their loved ones have fun!

- June, parent of special needs children

"There are few places that a family with special needs children can let their guard down. At Rich Fork my children are loved and valued. Everyone who volunteers wants to be with these children and show God's love to those the world doesn't value. "

- Local special needs parent

"Families with special needs children have to fight for everything. Even things we need. But the church is giving us a playground without even asking. I'm speechless."

Image Bearers

Throughout Scripture, the Lord shows us His heart and His view of each of us, with whatever level of ability we have. Every member of the body of Christ has tremendous value. 

Special needs children, students, and families are always welcomed and included in our church body and community.

Our hope is for Rich Fork Church to be a place that welcomes, invites, and creates spaces of belonging for those of all levels of abilities so the Gospel can be accessible for all people. 

We want to remove the barriers that may distract and discourage special needs families from being a vital part of the Church and growing in their faith.


service times: 9:30 am & 11:00 AM

special needs children & adults

Have Questions?

we would love to help! 

details and faq's

Kelly James

family ministries director | contact

"The Lord uses our children just as much as He uses adults. He placed tremendous value on them and we should do nothing less. We are called to faith like a child, which means we have a great deal to learn from them. Every adult needs to be reminded what childlike faith looks like and that faith needs to be cultivated." 


Additional details to help your family learn more

wellness policy


allergies and special needs

Those who show signs of fever, vomiting, or other contagious illnesses should be symptom and fever free for 24 hours before coming.

All volunteers are carefully trained and background checked before serving. We also follow a strict check-in process to ensure the safety of your child.

Notify us of all allergies, medical needs, or behavioral needs so we can best assist your family. 

There is no limit in the body of Christ and we have the privilege to help remove barriers and distractions for special need families so they can experience the love of Jesus, engaged community, and grow in their faith!

Become a Volunteer...

  • Rich Fork member for at least 6 months
  • Completed Rich Fork 101
  • Active follower of Jesus
  • Completed Background Check
  • Specialized training for our Image Bearer volunteers

show them their value and worth!


  • Greeter (20 minutes before service)
  • Classroom teachers and subs
  • Extra help in classroom to love on the kids
  • Prepping Snacks
  • Special Event Volunteering
  • Cleaning rooms

ways you can serve:

volunteer form

"From the first day we volunteered over six years ago, we fell in love with each of the kiddos. We are thankful every Sunday we have the opportunity to be with them.  

- Genevieve and chad

From teaching them about Jesus, to dancing, to riding golf carts, every day is different and all lead to blessings. Their smiles light up the room and are infectious!"


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rich fork church

3993 Old Highway 29
Thomasville, NC 27360
336.476.6258 | map

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