Families

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Bethany Green Lake's Children, Youth, & Family Ministries exist to teach, equip and serve your family. Our goal is to resource you and your kids to grow in relationship with God and His people. 

Children's Ministry

Birth–5th grade & their families

Youth Ministry
6th–12th grade & their families

Groups & Resources for Parents

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Family Faith Conversations

First Sundays (starting October), 6pm-7:45pm, Chapel
Next Meeting: January 05

All parents are invited to join in a discussion regarding making the most of the age/stage of your student - and discover together with other parents the different ways that you make connections (even faith connections) with your family. Childcare 0-5 years old is available and programs for Elementary, Tweens (4th-5th), and Middle School (6th-8th) coincide. 

RSVP for CHILDcare up to 3rd grade


Foster/Adopt Support Group

Third Mondays (Sept.–June), 6:30–8:30pm
The Adoption and Foster Care Support Group offers support, fellowship, and education to anyone who is curious about or connected to adoption or foster care. Attendees can include those thinking of adopting or providing foster care, those currently in the process, those who have adopted, and those who have been adopted. We meet in Sanctuary Classroom A, and childcare is provided.

Mothers of Children with Special Needs

The second Saturday of the month, 10am–12pm, Bethany Green Lake
The group is designed to provide support, prayer, and honest conversations for mothers who have children with special needs. Click here to sign-up for the upcoming group.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): 2019-2020 Registration Now Open!

Every other Tuesday, 9:30–11:30am, Bethany Green Lake
Register Now for 2019-2020.
General Questions? Email greenlakemopssteering@gmail.com
Questions about registration? Email glmopsreg@gmail.com

Welcoming a new baby into your family is such an exciting time, but it also comes with its fair share of difficulty, from those sleepless nights to feeding issues. At MOPS we welcome you and your children just as you are. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) is a program for moms who have kids birth-5 years old. MOPS provides you with a supportive community of women who are going through the same phase of life and can relate to the joys and struggles that you may be facing. On a MOPS morning you can expect childcare for your littles, a hot breakfast, community and discussion time with other women, and a different speaker each week. MOPS is a place where you can take a deep breath, relax and enjoy being in the company of other women.

Shoreline MOPS
Meets every other Tuesday. Visit the website for info.

Hoping Like Hannah: Infertility Support Group

A group for women who seek community and support around issues of infertility. For more information, contact Amanda.

Betrayal and Beyond: How can I trust him? Is there hope?

Discuss answers to haunting questions in a safe and confidential study group for wives whose husbands struggle with lust addictions. Contact Sheryl.


BAPTISMS

Baptisms: Sunday, April 12, 6:30am service and 7pm service
For all school-aged kids interested in learning more about Baptism, join Pastor Chris for an Orientation Event - and bring your parents! There will be lots of details around the meaning of baptism as a step of faith - and why it is so amazing to have the whole church cheer us on! It's a great privilege to love, inspire, and equip our families to follow Jesus together!

Please contact Pastor Chris Lyons for more info.

Child DEDICATIONs

December 29, all services
Raising kids in a home and faith community where they can learn about their relationship with God is a calling found in Scripture and one we don't take lightly.
This is a big responsibility for parents, but you don't have to do it alone. We want to give you opportunities to form relationships with other parents, and Children's and Family Ministries is committed to providing families with resources to help you lay a solid spiritual foundation for your children. One of the ways we do this is Child Dedication.

To register, please email Lauren laurenl@churchbcc.org

A Dedication is:

  • An opportunity to support families in their desire to raise their children in a Christ-centered home.
  • For the family, it is the opportunity for self-examination, determination and promise as they publicly declare their commitment to raise their child in faith.
  • A chance for the whole church community to join the family in celebration and affirmation of their commitment.
Dedication is Not:
Required to attend or become a member at BCC
Infant baptism

Dedication FAQ’s

Is there an age limit?
For this particular event, we typically dedicate children age birth to 5 years old. We recognize that our families come from diverse church backgrounds, however, and if you have older children who you'd like to have dedicated - or perhaps have a conversation about baptism, please feel free to contact Chris Lyons at chrisl@churchbcc.org.
How does it work?

We do Dedications once a quarter. Once you fill out the online baby dedication registration form, a staff member will contact you to coordinate service details.
What happens the day of?
The actual event itself occurs once a quarter during Sunday services at Green Lake (when you attend your class, you will hear specific details of what to expect). The dedication itself is intended to be a brief, sacred time where the community witnesses your commitment and pastors pray for you. 
Can I invite my friends/extended family?
Absolutely. This is a great way to celebrate and have friends/family affirm your commitment to raise your child in an atmosphere of love and faith.

JOIN THE TEAM

We are always in need of volunteers! Whether you want to serve a few days a year or every single week, you have a place in our ministry! Right now we are recruiting volunteers for our Sunday School and Behind the Scenes team. Please reach out for more information. We can't wait to hear from you!