BC KIDS

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 zripley@bckids.com.

Zack loves to connect over coffee, email, text, and phone!

PARENT EQUIPPING

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 zripley@bctulsa.com to get the conversation started. 

Family Discipleship Events

Vacation Bible School (June 6-10)

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!

Early bird registration is now open through April 24!

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.

Family Project Week Shifts

Monday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Childcare is provided for your littles!
We provide childcare for your littles, but this a a great opportunity for families to serve together.

There will be food!
Snacks and drinks are provided during day shifts.
Meals and drinks are provided during night shifts.

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.

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

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 lcruz@bctulsa.com 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 zripley@bctulsa.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 iwhitman@bctulsa.com.

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 zripley@bctulsa.com to be added to our email list.

Join our Facebook Group!

MEET YOUR BC KIDS TEAM

Zack Ripley
Children’s Ministry Director
Laurie Cruz
Asst. Children’s Ministry Director & BC Littles Director
Holly Krebs
Sunday Welcome Asst. & Hands on the Nations Director
Jared & Susan Brown
Bible Blast Directors
Ruth Stevens
Operation Christmas Child Director

SUNDAY TEAM MEMBERS

It takes a village!

BC LITTLES TEAM

Adrianna Sumka

Alivia Sides

Allison Lyles

Andrea Hogue

Brooke Waters

Carla Matthews

Cathleen LeBeau

Charissa Sumka

Chris Hogue

Claire Lyles

Darla Magness

Declan Derricott

Elijah Martin

Emily Argabright

Erica Burnett

Francesca Whitman

Gina Munuhe

Gwyneth Lebeau

James Munuhe

Jenn Jantzen

Justin LeBeau

Kara Moseby

Karian Rackley

Katharine Hart

Kathryn Lyles

Kinsley Smith

Kris Jantzen

Kristiana Weed

Lauren Lucas

Levi Magness

Lindy Davison

Madilynn Brown

Meg Weinkauf

Melody Magness

Noelle Hogue

Rebeka Wallace

Rochelle Klein

Sara Argabright

Sarah Babcock

Sarah Rios

Tere Neff

BC EXPLORERS TEAM

Aaron Peck

Allan Green

Allie Sides

Andy Smith

Ben Long

Bethany Beyer

Brittany Sheppard

Caleb Booth

Chad Sheppard

Cheryl Foster

Chloe Booth

Christina McEndarfer

Declan Derricott

Donna Allwine

Eden Luu

Elijah Enns

Elijah Smith

Emma Foster

Esther Luu

Evan Long

Gabriel Wunsch

Haley Matson

Hannah Long

Ian Derricott

Jason Foster

Jeannie Wilgus

Josh Smith

Josiah Enns

Julia Nix

Karin Price

Kendrick Higo

Kevin Chumley

Moriah Wallace

Nathan Lyles

Nathan Quarles

Samson Derricott

Sara Smith

Sarah Reiter

Silas Smith

Sonia Foster

Steve Tryon

Sunday Reynolds

Tirzah Smith

HANDS ON THE NATIONS TEAM

Annie Matthews

Christina McEndarfer

Claire Lyles

Declan Derricott

Eden Luu

Esther Luu

Evan Dyck

Heather Argabright

Holly Krebs

Jacob Bader

Josiah Enns

Julia Nix

Kaitlyn Dyck

Kathryn Lyles

Kristiana Weed

Laurie Cruz

Nathan Lyles

Teresa Lyles

Safety Note for Families: All adults serving in BC Kids pass background checks every 3 years and are trained in safety policies and procedures.