New Parent Ministry

New Parent Ministry

New Parent Ministry at Abundant Life Church

Becoming a parent is profoundly life-changing. This is a period of some of the most intense feelings we may ever experience. We may find ourselves needing help and not knowing how to ask for it. We may have unrealistic images of “supermom” to compare ourselves to. But, we may also find that our hearts have more love to give than we thought possible. We may even discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for us during this time.

Your church is here for you! The New Parent Ministry at ALC is all about meeting young families in their real-life situations to minister to physical, social, educational, and spiritual needs. The church has a particular responsibility to families in their childbearing years: to encourage and equip families to invite Jesus into the process of becoming parents. We want to facilitate real community support around your family and help you approach birth and new parenthood with a spirit of power and of love (2 Timothy 1:7).

Our offerings:

New and Expecting Moms Support Group

Enjoy a short devotion, conversational sharing, encouragement, and prayer, with occasional, needs-driven education and resources.

  • Meets the third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. in the ALC Nursery
  • Drop-in style—no commitment required
  • Women only, babies and toddlers also welcome

Postpartum Support

New parents receive visits by trained volunteers, who provide meals, help with household tasks, care for older children and pets, rock Baby while Mom sleeps, showers, or simply enjoys a cup of tea, and of course, do lots of listening.

Begin the process by contacting Rachel (rachel@alfc.us) before the beginning of your ninth month of pregnancy.

The ALC Nursery

We provide a safe environment staffed by caring, trained volunteers, who watch over Baby while Mom and/or Dad participate in Sunday services or classes. We all need together-time with Jesus, and while babies and children of all ages are welcome in our services, many parents find a baby on their laps takes too much attention from the service.

The Nursery is one of our Children’s Ministry’s full range of options serving kids of all ages. It is staffed and available at our 9:00 and 11:00 services and open for self-service (i.e., diapering and feeding) at events and other functions.

We’d love to familiarize you with our facilities, policies, and procedures, so you can have smooth check-in and check-out experiences and rest assured that your precious child is safe and well cared for. Please contact Rachel for more details.

Baby Dedication

Raising our children with goal of becoming godly men and women is one of the noblest (and hardest) responsibilities we will ever undertake. Your church supports you in this! In fact, this is one of the primary focuses of Abundant Life. Many of our programs and ministries—even content of Sunday messages—have to do with doing family God’s way.

When you dedicate your child in front of the congregation, you’re saying that you promise to raise this child with biblical values in a Christian home. And we, as your church, promise to support you in this. We will provide education, one-on-one counseling, community support, and more as you continue on this journey.

Please contact Rachel to find out more about baby dedication and to schedule a date.

Other Services

  • Education
  • Support for unexpected and difficult situations
  • Community resource list
  • Congregational birth announcements