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