Christ Church's Family Ministries offer programs, events and activities designed to enhance the family life of our whole church. From family retreats to marriage workshops to Bible studies, Christ Church strives to do its part to nurture families!
"For this child I have prayed…"
Expecting a baby through birth or adoption? Let us know so we can be in prayer for you as you await the arrival of your child!
Infant Massage Classes with Kim Ripley, Certified Infant Massage Teacher
Private lessons or group classes aimed at parent/baby bonding as well as soothing touch for your baby. Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers welcome! There is no charge for this class. Contact Kim at Kimr@christchurchsl.org to participate.
Mom2Mom is a Christian based community for moms of school-aged kids, designed to take a close look at what God’s Word has to say about our mission— and what that looks like in the 21st century. As we explore God’s Word together through bible study, we will gain a Godly mom-confidence, learn to create contagious Christian community amidst a chaotic culture, and grow in our ability to build Christlike character in our kids.
A light breakfast + coffee bar will be offered at each meeting, and childcare will be available for our Mom2Mom minis.
Mom2Mom meetings will be from 9:30 am- 12 pm on first and third Fridays of each month. Contact Sarah Stewart for more information.
Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies
We value intergenerational ministry! Men and Women of all ages are invited to learn about God in our Bible studies and small groups, as we build relationships and walk through life together! Visit our Small Groups page or contact Pastor Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Childcare is available upon request.
Foster Care and Adoption Ministry
“If each of the faith communities in our area encourages one family to adopt a child or sibling group, and that congregation will surround the adoptive family with a support system of tangible love, resources, and guidance - there will be no more children waiting to be adopted, the community of faith will be strengthened by enriching its core moral mission, and our community will be healthier, safer, and stronger.” -Rev. Amy Bezecny.
For more information on how to support foster and adoptive families in our congregation, or for an introduction to the foster care/adoption journey for your family, contact Amy at email@example.com.
Empowered to Connect
Each Spring, we host a viewing of the Empowered To Connect conference. Empowered to Connect (ETC) is an attachment rich community focused program that exists to support, resource, and educate caregivers. The conference is designed to help adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including ministry volunteers, church leaders, childcare workers, teachers, and social workers, agency professionals, and counselors better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. The ETC teachings rely heavily on the model of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.
Get the whole family involved in our Christ Church Upward Basketball league! Players, coaches, referees, sound and scoreboard techs, and concessions workers all come together for our season November through February. Contact Brandon Sisley to find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.christchurchsl.org/upward.
Families are encouraged to serve God together through our many missions projects and programs appropriate for all ages. Contact Renee Teel to see how your family can get involved. Reneet@christchurchsl.org.