HI FAMILIES! BC KIDS IS HERE TO HELP KIDS Grow NEAR AND LIKE JESUS BY ENCOURAGING AND EQUIPPING THE LEADERS IN THEIR LIFE.
FIRST TIME AT BELIEVERS CHURCH?
If you’re a leader in the life of a child (e.g. parent, guardian, teacher, etc.) and want to learn more about BC Kids, connect with the Children’s Ministry Director, Zack Ripley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re the primary disciple-maker of a child, we’d love to help encourage and equip you. Aside from programs, events, and weekly or seasonal resources, you can reach out anytime to connect individually for conversation, prayer, and equipping. Simply email Zack Ripley at email@example.com to get the conversation started.
SUNDAY MORNING DISCIPLESHIP
BC Littles (Newborn through PreK)
Nursing Mothers Room and Busy Boxes: We LOVE our babies and are 150% excited to have them join parents in the Sanctuary until mom and dad feel they are ready for a classroom environment. Please feel comfortable having your child with you anywhere in the building, even if they’re crying (it’s okay!). If needed we have a Nursing Mothers Room in the back of the Sanctuary with audio from the service, double-sided glass for privacy, rocking chairs, and a changing table. For our cruisers and walkers wanting to stay with you, we offer Busy Boxes and noise-canceling headphones to help kids feel comfortable anywhere (just ask our Welcome Desk).
Nursery/Walkers (room 109): This BC Littles room is for babies up to 18 months of age (or until they are steady walkers, it’s fine to stay here longer if needed!). This room is led by an adult and jr. volunteers who must be at least 16 years old. Snacks available in this room are Cheerios, Puffs, and animal crackers, please let us know at the door if your child can have any of those snacks.
Younger Toddlers and Twos (Room 108): This BC Littles room is for young ones who are walking well up to age 2 ½ (30 months). This classroom is led by an adult and several jr. workers. This is the first classroom with a lesson and craft. Snacks available in this room are Cheerios, Puffs, and animal crackers. Please let us know at the door if your child can have any of those snacks. Also let us know if your child is potty trained, little ones in this class can use the little girl’s and little boy’s bathrooms.
Older Toddlers, Twos and Threes (Room 105): This BC Littles room is for ages 2 ½ to approximately 3 ½. This classroom is led by an adult and several jr. workers. This room has the same lesson and craft as the Younger Toddlers class and the same snack options. Also let us know if your child is potty trained, little ones in this class can use the little girl’s and little boy’s bathrooms.
Preschool & Pre-K (Room 104): This BC Littles room is for 3- and 4-year-olds (and later in the year some 5-year-olds). They will stay in this room until they move into kindergarten. Adults and jr. workers lead the preschoolers. This room has a Bible Story, game, craft, and other activities. There is lots to do in this room! Snacks change from week to week, so please be sure to let us know of any allergies. Children in this room are usually fully potty trained, if a child needs a diaper change, we will call on the parents to help with that (as this room does not have a changing table.) This class also uses the little girl’s and little boy’s bathrooms.
BC Explorers (Kindergarten - 4th Grade)
BC Explorers is a rotation-based learning environment for kids in Kindergarten through 4th Grade. It’s designed to help kids grow in friendship with Jesus, each other, and the leaders in their life as they explore the depths of who God is through Scripture, prayer, worship, and play.
Kids begin their journey in the Chapel for Opening Quest where they experience the day’s main Bible Point and worship the Lord. Then they travel in mixed-aged “Crews” with a Crew Guide and Crew Helpers through 3 Stations: Bible Discovery Room, Adventure Games, and Creation Station. They end the morning with a time of prayer and leave home with a weekly “Family Quest.” During Creation Station, kids eat a snack that varies week to week. Please let us know of any allergies or food sensitivities.
Hands on the Nations (5th Sundays, Kindergarten - 4th Grade)
Hands on the Nations is a rotation-based learning environment for kids in Kindergarten through 4th Grade to experience God’s heart for the nations, meet missionaries, and participate with the Lord in His Great Commission.
This program occurs on the last Sunday of any month with 5 Sundays.
Kids begin their journey by picking up their Passport and heading to the Sanctuary with their families for a time of Family Worship. Then they are dismissed back to the Chapel with their Passport Leaders to meet the morning’s missionaries and travel through 3 Stations: Culture, Prayer, and Food. During the Food Station, kids eat a snack that varies. Please let us know of any allergies or food sensitivities
Bible Blast is an immersive, parent-led program for families with kids ages 4-years through 5th-Grade. This family-centered, parent-led program is designed to equip parents, in community, to teach their kids how to search and memorize the scriptures. Bible Blasters meet at BC on Sunday evenings from August – January.
CELEBRATING MILESTONES TOGETHER!
Pregnancy through Birth
We love to celebrate new life in BC Kids. If you know of anyone in the community who is pregnant or just gave birth, please email Laurie Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect them to our Women’s Ministry for encouragement and send them a gift.
Baby Dedications (1st Sunday of every month)
We love dedicating babies to Jesus! Every 1st Sunday of the month we carve out a space during our Sunday service for families to dedicate their baby to the Lord alongside the prayer and support of the entire community. To request our next opening, fill out this quick form.
Decisions to Follow Jesus & Baptism
Your child’s decision to follow Jesus with their whole heart for their whole life is the single most important decision they can make! As you help them reach that point, know that we’re here to help in any way. You can email Zack Ripley at email@example.com for coaching, resources, or scheduling a baptism during a Sunday service.
Back-To-School Bash/Graduation Sunday
In August, we love to help families celebrate the new school year with our annual Back-to-School Bash and Graduation Sunday. Details and dates roll out in the summer.
Starting 5th Grade
When a child enters the 5th Grade at Believers Church, they officially graduate out of BC Kids and into our Fusion Youth Program. Our 5th Graders get to experience Sunday morning programming and youth leaders just for them and where they are at spiritually and developmentally. For more information, email our Youth Pastor, Israel Whitman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Discipleship Events
Imagination Celebration (Every October)
Every October, BC Kids equips and resources BC families and small groups all across the Tulsa metro to host mini carnivals in front yards, parks, and parking lots to transform Halloween night into a fun, family outreach night. This is a great way to disciple kids, meet neighbors, be present for prayer, and be a light to our city.
Operation Christmas Child (Every November)
Every November, BC Kids partners with Operation Christmas Child as a way to create space and moments for families to disciple their kids. Families get to live near and like Jesus by collecting donations and packing gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love and share the gospel.
Vacation Bible School (June 6-10, 2022)
Monumental VBS: In 2022, we’ll go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. VBS is truly a family event with programming for kids up to 6th grade and volunteer roles for teens and adults!
VBS Family Project Week (May 30 – June 3)
A Family Experience: As impactful as VBS, you and your family can help transform the Believers Church building into an off-road Monumental adventure for kids (think southwest canyons, creatures, and colorful trails!) As you work alongside your kids and other leaders, you get to activate new gifts and interests in your child’s life while connecting with other families and loving God through service to others.
STAY UP TO DATE
We regularly email out resources and event information to home leaders and post ideas and resources on the BC Kids Facebook Group. Email our Children’s Ministry Director at email@example.com to be added to our email list.
Join our Facebook Group!
MEET YOUR BC KIDS TEAM
Children’s Ministry Director
Jared & Susan Brown
Bible Blast Directors
Operation Christmas Child Director
SUNDAY TEAM MEMBERS
It takes a village!
BC LITTLES TEAM
BC EXPLORERS TEAM
HANDS ON THE NATIONS TEAM
Safety Note for Families: All adults serving in BC Kids pass background checks every 3 years and are trained in safety policies and procedures.