Aid us in supporting you and your child whilst including them fully.

Welcome to the information about Emerge Sensory Superstars, we're so glad you're here.

I know first hand the challenges and joys of having a family member with additional and complex needs and finding spaces where we could be ourselves and connect with other families on the same journey, was invaluable to me.

So with that in mind we've created multiple opportunities for you and your family to come to events designed specifically with you in mind. They all centre around sensory experiences and a welcoming, judgement free atmosphere with opportunities for you to connect with other families. In 2023 we were pleased to partner with The Tim Tebow Foundation to host 'Night to Shine' in Feb; we continued events at our Morayfield and Warner locations and of course we finished off the year with our successful and well loved Sensory Sensitive Christmas Show, giving your whole family the opportunity to come together to celebrate Christmas in a stress free and fun environment.

We also added in provision for our Easter Shows and Church Summit...what a great year it has been!

In 2024 we are fully launching our Buddy program and Sensory Room at the Warner location. There will be a dedicated volunteer at the AM service each week, specifically there to help aide inclusion and accessibility to the regular kids church program.

You can register for this by emailing Ps Neil at [email protected] and completing the below Buddy request form.

Our next major event will be Night to Shine 2024 in Feb 2024. More details about this using the cards below.

If you would like more info about any of our events please send Ps Neil an email at [email protected]

We look forward to hosting you in 2024.

Ps Neil Gray and the Superstars Team.

Providing one-on-one care to children with special needs and creating opportunities for parents to take a breather while their children are cared for in a supportive and safe environment.

Each Sunday, provision can be made for children with disabilities to be paired with a trained buddy who will guide and support them during the service. Children with additional needs worship and learn with other kids. If a child becomes uncomfortable, our buddies will often provide them with an alternative activity or a break.

Advance scheduling is necessary to assure adequate staffing to provide one-to-one care. If you have a child with special needs and would like them to be placed on our waiting list, please register your child and we will get you started.

Once we receive your registration, we will contact you to schedule in a meet and greet. They will be placed with a buddy who will care and support them.

Occasionally our buddies have prior experience working with special needs children or adults, but often this is not the case. We do provide some basic training BUT since you know your child best, we rely upon you to help the buddies learn how to best care for your child.

At Emerge Church, we acknowledge that disability not only affects a single child, but the entire family.

Our vision is to:

  • Train volunteers to give children the opportunity to learn about God’s love and purpose for their life
  • Give each child an opportunity to feel supported and a sense of belonging
  • Give parents reassurance that their child is safe to allow them to participate and volunteer in church
  • Create opportunities for parents to have a break from on-going care giving responsibilities while their children are being cared for in a safe and loving environment

Please note that parents / guardians will be contacted to take their child to the bathroom.

Emerge Church has a rigorous Safer Churches Policy in place as well as a robust Health & Safety Policy...both of which all volunteers have been trained in and comply with.