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Thru the Roof

Coronavirus Update


Return to Thru the Roof


We are excited to have your student back in The Thru the Roof. However, we want to make sure you do so when you feel you're ready. Click here to prepare to return in person.


If you are ready to return, register each week by clicking below

Register for Life Bible Study




What you can expect from Thru the Roof

Houston’s Thru the Roof Helping Families Disciple at Home

Thru the Roof loves and cares about your family, especially during these unsettling days. Below you will find resources and encouragement that will help your family navigate this time of uncertainty. If you have any questions or would like to join our distribution list email us at ThrutheRoofEvents@HoustonsFirst.org.


Family Worship Online: Sundays @ 9:15a, 11a, & 5p — Join Pastor Gregg and Houston’s First Worship team for a family worship experience. Find links to our streaming platforms, worship playlists, and more on our Sunday Toolkit page.

Connect with LBS through video lessons


Parent Bible Study: Sundays @ 9:30a — “Roof Builders” Life Bible Study meets via Zoom Meeting for a time in God’s word, prayer and encouragement. Email ThrutheRoofEvents@HoustonsFirst.org for log in information.


Family Resources: Tuesdays — Resources for special needs friends and their families delivered via email, Facebook page and/or text. Learn coping strategies, fun ideas for the family or watch a video message to parents by Daniel Williams, Minister to Special Needs Families. Email ThrutheRoofEvents@HoustonsFirst.org to subscribe.


Family Bible Study Lessons: Thursdays — Each week we’ll provide two Bible study lessons for your family. The Thru the Roof@Home Bible study includes a video lesson, craft, and activities to grow in Christ. For our teens and adults we provide “Raise the Roof @ Home”, a worship and devotional time delivered by Cliff and Grove class leaders. All content is delivered via email, YouTube, and Facebook page.

Ministering to Those With Special Needs

Thru the Roof is the Special Needs Ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. We believe it is all part of God’s plan to care, love and welcome children and adults with special needs into our church fellowship and community. Therefore, we consider it a privilege to offer Life Bible Studies, buddies for children, and a well-trained staff of volunteers and caring individuals to make Sunday the best day of the week for your family member.

LifeWay curriculum ("Special Buddies" and "Access") is used in all classrooms and is modified to meet each child’s specific needs.



A Ministry for the Entire Family

The Children — Thru the Roof provides a place where our children are seen and discipled as God intended. They have classrooms intentionally designed to meet their specific needs. Thru the Roof also offers an option of full-inclusion with the aid of peer age volunteers called "buddies."

Parents and Siblings — Thru the Roof gives our parents the opportunity to reconnect with each other and to participate in our relevant biblical community without worrying about the care of their children. Parents have the opportunity to attend Life Bible Studies, worship services, or volunteer in opportunities throughout the church. For the siblings of our kids, we encourage them to participate in age appropriate opportunities in First Kids and The HUB ministries. For Thru the Roof, it is all about making sure everyone is welcome and has a place in the kingdom!

Wednesday Evenings

Thru the Roof is open on Wednesdays @ 5:45–8:30p, following the MidLink schedule.

Upcoming Events

Special Needs

  1. 12
    Feb

    Night to Shine

    Feb, 12 2021 @ 5:00 pm - Online ()

  2. 11
    Mar

    NextGen Israel Family Trip

    Mar, 11 2021 - Off Campus ()

Safe & Secure

First-time visitors to Thru the Roof should check-in at the Thru the Roof Suite (Rm 329) on Level 3 at The Loop Campus. Parents and guardians will be assisted in filling out paperwork that allows us to care for your family member to the best of our ability.

Our children's classrooms are equipped with trained volunteers and buddies. We provide weighted vests, sensory boxes, headphones, music, movement, a Bible story lesson and lots of fun! Snacks are provided as well, and we offer GFCF snacks. If you'd like to provide a snack for your family member, it must be labeled.

Should we need to contact you during Life Bible Study, the worship service, or any other time we are caring for your family member, we will call/text you. When ready to pick up your family member, he or she must be picked up in the Special Needs Ministry Suite unless other arrangements are in place.

Resources

Meet Our Staff

Special Needs
Daniel Williams
DW

Daniel Williams

Minister to Special Needs Families
Lara McClurkin
LM

Lara McClurkin

Special Needs Family Ministry Education Assistant
Belen Fernandez
BF

Belen Fernandez

Special Needs Programming Associate
Daniel Williams
DW

Daniel Williams

Minister to Special Needs Families
Lara McClurkin
LM

Lara McClurkin

Special Needs Family Ministry Education Assistant
Belen Fernandez
BF

Belen Fernandez

Special Needs Programming Associate