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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. 



UPCOMING in family ministries 

September
Baptisms | Sunday, September 18 | All morning services, Register


Weekly Connections

Sunday connections during the service:
Nursery: 
8am, 9:30am, and 11am service for children ages 0-35 months
Sunday School In Person: 9:30am and 11am service for 3 years old - 3rd Graders 
Tweens On the Move: 9:30am  and 11am service for 4th & 5th graders
Middle School Sunday School: 9:30am service for middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) go into service, then are dismissed to their classrooms

Youth Group times:
Middle School Group: Sunday gatherings at 7pm (6th - 8th grade)  
High School Group: Wednesday gatherings at 7pm (9th - 12th grade)

Monthly Connections

Grad Prep: High school 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  
Sat., June 4 | 1pm-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 

Next Refuel Day TBD

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. Contact Amy: amyw@churchbcc.org for any questions.

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 Chris.

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