Exhale Fall 2015
Join us for two Tuesday mornings each month in the FLC from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Exhale mothers are given a chance to connect with other moms and be strengthened and encouraged through Bible study, fellowship, great food, devotions, and prayer, all while their children are cared for by loving volunteers (Runs September-April). $60 fee per year.
Exhale Schedule 2015-2016:
September 15 & 29
October 6 & 20
November 3 & 17
January 5 & 19
February 2 & 16
March 1 & 15
April 5 & 19
Bethel’s Co-op Childcare
At Bethel we are privileged to have lots and lots of young families with children just waiting to be loved and discipled. We consider these kids a gift from God and want to provide the best care possible while they are at the church. To accomplish this we develop a team of ministry partners and then supplement it with a volunteer parent cooperative, where needed. This system serves well to provide for their needs while their parents are in adult ministries. Here is how it works:
For our current ministries involving children – Sunday School, Awana, Exhale, and Women’s Bible Studies – we strive to recruit volunteer ministry partners to teach and care for the children. If there are not enough regular ministry partners available, rotations of parents benefiting from that ministry are expected to participate in a cooperative system to serve their (our) children. This is similar to many of the activities in which your children participate, where the responsibilities are shared by the parents. The Children’s Ministry Staff organizes these volunteers/parents by scheduling and supervising the children’s activities.
All our children’s teachers and caregivers are volunteers. There are no paid childcare workers for Bethel ministries that can be called upon when a need exists. We pray daily and seek out those who are gifted and called to join our ministry team. When we do not have enough volunteer ministry partners, then as mentioned above, a rotation of parents is arranged. These are the people who should be most interested in that particular ministry and most willing to serve their friends by taking their turn serving their children.
We are thankful for our community and those willing to take their turn in serving our Bethel Kids!
If you would like your child/children to take part in our co-op Children’s ministry opportunity, please contact Delia Williams by email or phone 701.730.1956. Pre-registration for your children is required.