Welcome to Buffalo Covenant Church’s Special Needs Ministry. Access desires to Glorify God by making the Gospel of Jesus accessible to individuals with disabilities and to support and equip families who make disciples of Jesus Christ. 

ConnectAbilities Family Camp
September 29-October 1 // Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

Join other Access families with kids of all ages: birth-adult at ConnectAbilities Family Summer Camp. ConnectAbilities Family Camp is designed for families who have an array of ability levels the chance to enjoy a weekend of fun! Program content is designed to connect with God and others through outdoor activities, STEM activities, crafts, family time, and indoor sensory space.

Cost: $180/adult; $130/youth (ages 4-17).

Sign up HERE

Children’s Ministry Sunday School

Sunday Mornings, 10:10-10:50 am // Children’s Wing

Children (birth-5th grade) with special needs are invited to participate with their same age peers in our Children’s Ministry classrooms. After parents fill out an INTAKE FORM and KIDS BIO SHEET, and meet with Tonya Sands, Director of Special Needs Ministry, we will develop a ministry plan to support these students in their classroom.

Access Sunday School

Sunday Mornings, 10:10-10:50 am // Room 108

Join us during 10:10 Express Sunday school as teens and adults with special needs learn about Jesus and experience rich relationship with one another. The first step in joining our Sunday School class is to fill out a REGISTRATION FORM. You can fill it out online, and then email to Tonya.

Access Impact

Monday Nights, 6-7:30 pm // Youth Room, Gym, Room 201

Impact is a ministry for teens (sixth grade or older) and adults with special needs. We play games, sing songs, learn about Jesus, and build friendships with one another. The first step in joining Impact is to fill out a REGISTRATION FORM. You can fill it out online and then email to Tonya at the address below.

Parent Connect

Engage with other parents/caregivers on Sunday mornings as we navigate our unique blessings and challenges of caring for children/adults with special needs. This year we will focus on how we live out our relationship with Jesus as we explore topics such as finding the importance of community, being thankful, and God’s faithfulness. We meet from 10:10-10:50 am in the Youth Lobby, Dates for this year are: September 24, October 29, November 19, January 28, February 25, March 17, and April 28.

Moms Connect

Join us at Tonya’s Sands’ home as we embark on a creative devotional study called Discovering Hope in the Psalms. We’ll explore 10 psalms of hope through compelling teachings, motivating devotions, and plenty of creative options for interaction. This study will show us how to:

  • rejoice in God’s mercy when sin knocks you down
  • request help with hope when troubles surround
  • respond with thanksgiving for each answered prayer

We’ll meet Wednesdays from 9-10:30 am.

Dates for the year: Sept. 20, Oct. 4 & 11, Nov. 1 & 15, Dec. 6 & 13, Jan. 3 & 17, Feb. 7 & 21, March 6 & 20, April 10 & 24, and May 1 & 15.

Serving Opportunities

We want to celebrate the unique ways God has created and gifted each person through opportunities to be an active, ministering part of the body of Christ. Opportunities to serve include:


Join us either through greeting or ushering (handing out bulletins) in welcoming and creating a sense of belonging to everyone who comes to BCC, once a month for the 11 am service. Contact Tonya Sands at the email below for more information.


Help lead worship for our Sunday morning worship services approximately every four-six weeks. Contact Annie Grafstrom at annie@buffalocov.org for more information.


Help at the BCC garden with growing and harvesting fresh produce for our community once or twice a month from spring to fall. Contact Jeremy Rice at jeremydavidrice@gmail.com for more information.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, contact Tonya Sands at tonya@buffalocov.org.

Buffalo Covenant Church

1601 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo, MN 55313