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WELCOME

Led by the Holy Spirit, Bethany Green Lake's Children, Youth, & Family Ministries exist to love, inspire, and equip families to follow and be transformed by Christ.

Our goal is to resource you and your kids to grow in relationship with God and His people. 


Children's Ministry                                          Youth Ministry

Birth - 5th grade & their families                             6th - 12th grade & their families 



UPCOMING in family ministries 

As our gift to you, click below for our summer dates in Family Ministries. We understand plans change and as we follow health recommendations, these dates are still in pencil! But save the date, and we look forward to connecting with you!

Family Ministry Summer 2022 Save the Date

We look forward to connecting with you and your family with both in person and online opportunities. Please take a look at our covid safety plan for regathering. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to laurenl@churchbcc.org.

Covid Safety Plan for fall '21

Weekly Connections

Nursery: Available for the 8am, 9:30am, and 11am service for children ages 0-35 months.
Sunday School: Sunday School starts again! For 3 years old - 3rd Grade at both the 9:30am and 11am service.
Tweens On the Move: Sunday at the 9:30am service (4th & 5th grade)
Middle School Group: Sunday gatherings at 7pm (6th - 8th grade)  
High School Group: Wednesday gatherings at 7pm (9th - 12th grade)
Weekly Curriculum: This week we are starting back up with our grow curriculum! Come back weekly for new material, or join us in person at the 9:30am and 11am services!  preschool curriculum week 5   elementary curriculum week 5

Monthly Connections

Grad Prep: Highschool juniors and seniors, join us on the 2nd Sundays of the month in the Chapel from 7-8:30pm (more details on the youth page)

belong ministry 

Sunday Buddies
One way we serve families of children with special needs is through our buddy system. Buddies are trained volunteers who partner with your child during the Sunday morning services, accompany them to their classroom, and help provide them with a fun and safe environment! If you think your child could use a Sunday Buddy, fill out this form. If you are interested in serving as a buddy, apply here. For any questions, contact Amy Wilkinson

Blessing Partnerships
A simple way to organically match up Bethany Belong families (who have kids with special needs or foster & adopt families) with another family in the church for mutual prayers support and encouragement. Our "blessing partners" will discover ONE WAY each month to tangibly bless and cheer on their Belong family. We trust that God will use these friendships to certainly be a mutual blessing to all! Please contact Amy amyw@churchbcc.org for any questions or to get involved with blessing partnerships

Foster/Adopt Support Group

3rd Mondays of the month | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Bethany Green Lake & Online
A monthly support group for foster families, adoptive families, or prospective foster families, led by an experienced and active foster & adoptive family in our Bethany community. This group is available in person and online, and a concurrent kids' group is available full of fun and meaningful content. Contact Amy Wilkinson For more information or to join the group, contact Amy Wilkinson: amyw@churchbcc.org 

Mothers of Children with Special Needs  
Saturday, November 13th | 1-2:30pm | Bethany Green Lake
The group is designed to provide support, prayer, and honest conversations for mothers who have children with special needs. Childcare available! Email amyw@churchbcc.org for more information about the upcoming group.

Refuel Days 

Sat., December 18 | 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm | Bethany Green Lake

Providing a safe and welcoming environment for a day of rest, relaxation, and fun for the whole family. We are hopeful to have a spring Refuel Day, following covid safe protocols. Registration is open! Contact Amy: amyw@churchbcc.org for any questions.

register for refuel day!

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

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! 

If you have any questions or want more information, contact Pastor Chris Lyons.

Child DEDICATIONs

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 you children. One of the ways we do this is Child Dedication. If you have any questions, please email 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 celebration and affirmation of their commitment. 

Dedication is Not:

Required to attend or become a member at BCC

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!


zoom safety 

As we continue to gather virtually, we want to keep you informed on what the Children, Youth, and Families staff is doing to ensure that our time together is welcoming, fun, and safe. Click below to see our safety protocol.

CYFM Zoom Safety and Security