Vista Special Needs – The Buddy Program

The Buddy Program
During the weekend services, we welcome children/students with Autism, Asperger’s, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and ADHD. This program currently focuses on infants through high school. Children/students are placed in an age or developmental appropriate mainstream classroom with a volunteer during the church service.

This ministry is available with prior notice during the Saturday evening and Sunday morning services on the Vista Campus. The volunteers, who are called “buddies”, work one-on-one with the kids in the regular classrooms. They also communicate spiritual truths and the love of Jesus during the time spent with each child/student.

Our 11:00am Sunday morning service features a specialized curriculum and separate classrooms for a more individualized focus (ages 4-15), and meets in the preschool building.

To make a “buddies” reservation for a weekend service or for more information on volunteer opportunities in this ministry, contact Marcia at


Marcia Boeche
Special Needs Coordinator
Phone: 760-724-6700 x300