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Parenting & Family Life

Parenting Ministry

BPC’s Parenting Ministry helps parents:

  • Build their parenting on Biblical Principles.
  • Integrate those principles into each new season of parenting.
  • Find support for the call to parent in ways that are counter-cultural.

Each year parents will find the following offerings:

Preschool & Elementary Parents

Loving Your Kids on Purpose - a Sunday morning class for parents of preschoolers and elementary-aged children offered each FALL. The primary focus of this class is discipline. Participants will learn how to avoid seeing control as a primary parenting strategy and how to replace that with discipline and parenting that leads to freedom within limits.

Preparing to Parent Adolescents

A weeknight class for parents that is offered each WINTER. This class lays a foundation for communication and release at this stage of parenting. Participants will learn about the young teens brain development, cultural shifts, and how parents can anticipate and participate in the changes their teens are about to experience.  This class also incorporates the popular Let’s Talk about Growing Up class – the last three sessions bring parents and their preteens together to learn about puberty and God’s good plan for our bodies as we grow.

Parents of Teens

Two seminars for parents accompany our Freshmen Culture Ministry. These seminars are offered each FALL and are open to all parents of teens. Participant will learn about the cultural pressures on teens that tend to leave them feeling isolated and pressured to perform and how to parent as mentor/coaches in this new stage.

For questions about these offerings, contact Libby Peterson.


Mothers of Preschoolers is a national ministry to - you guessed it - mothers of babies and preschoolers. BPC has three chapters of MOPS and we’d love to have you check us out. Learn more about this opportunity to build friendships and faith in the early stages of the parenting journey.  Questions? Contact Libby Peterson.


Moms of elementary aged children still need to connect! MOMSNext is a ministry of MOPS focused on providing mothers of elementary aged children opportunities to build faith and friendships as they learn more about what God has to say about the hot topics affecting moms of children in their elementary years.  Questions? Contact Libby Peterson.

Faith Training Ministry

Faith training ministry at BPC helps parents point their kids to Christ and the Kingdom in keeping with Biblical Principles. Faith Training Ministries include: Preschool Bible Workshop, 2nd/3rd Grade Bible Workshop, Communion Workshop and Freshmen Culture. 

We also have a number of Parenting Resources. Contact Libby Peterson for details.

To borrow or learn more about any of the resources, contact Libby Peterson

Bay Presbyterian Church - 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140 -  440.871.3822