Families

My name is Angel Finsrud and I am the Family Pastor here at CTK Bellingham. I’m also a mom of five, so I know that parenting can be incredibly rewarding and extremely difficult.

We aim to encourage and equip families by offering parenting classes and groups, providing resources to support you in your parenting journey and creating events and service projects to help your family connect and grow together. Check out some of the opportunities below!



Family Spiritual Growth Opportunity



We're excited to invite you to join us in watching Season 1 of The Chosen.

Each week we will post a link to that week's episode and provide conversation starters to use during family discussions.

Week 1 
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #1 “I Have Called You By Name”
Watch Episode One

Click here for week 1 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 2
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #2 “Shabbat”
Watch Episode Two

Click here for week 2 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 3
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #3 “Jesus Loves The Little Children”
Watch Episode Three

Click here for week 3 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 4
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #4 “The Rock On Which It Is Built”
Watch Episode Four

Click here for week 4 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 5
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #5 “The Wedding Gift”
Watch Episode Five

Click here for week 5 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 6
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #6 “Indescribable Compassion”
Watch Episode Six

Click here for week 6 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 7
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #7 “Invitations”
Watch Episode Seven

Click here for week 7 study guide/conversation starters.

Week 8
The Chosen Season #1 Episode #8 “I Am He”
Watch Episode 8

Click here for week 8 study guide/conversation starters.


*We are using media with permission of The Chosen. To find more info about The Chosen, go to: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen

Moms in Prayer

Tuesday Mornings
10:00am-11:00am
**We will not be meeting during Spring Break week on Tuesday April 5th**

Moms, come and experience the power of prayer and the way that praying together with other moms brings peace and hope. Praying God's Word over our children replaces any fear or anxiety we may experience for our children or their future as we continue trusting them to Him. Moms in Prayer gathers moms together weekly to pray specifically and spiritually for our children, our teachers, and our schools.

Whether you've been praying for your kids for years, or you are just getting started, this group is a safe and supportive place to connect with other moms to pray for the next generation.

Parenting Teens Series: Communication Strategies that Work (Usually)
Sunday, May 22, 2022
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
If you have a teenager in your house, you may be experiencing challenges in communication. You want to talk about homework, chores or friends, and before you know it, the conversation is blowing up. During the transition to adulthood, relationships between parent and child can become strained, but learning effective communicate strategies can help you prevent emotional firestorms, and even put out fires after they have begun. Join local counselor Mike Black for this 1 hour opportunity to add some effective communication strategies to your parenting tool kit. 
Register Here
Parenting Teens Series: The Heart of Parenting
2 Tuesday evenings, May 24th & 31st
6:30 - 8:00 PM

During the teen years, it can feel like the relationship we worked so hard to build with our kids is slowly slipping through our fingers one slammed door, little lie or "I hate you" at a time. Feeling over your head or discouraged is understandable in the midst of the challenges that often come with the teenage years. You are not alone. 
Join local Parent Coach Sydel McKim for a 2 session workshop where you will gain tools for restoring your hope, renewing your stamina and breathing some life back into your relationship with your teen, even in challenging season. This workshop is free and we encourage you to invite other parents you know. Please let us know you're planning to attend!
Register Here 

Child Dedication

2 Classes followed by a Dedication Ceremony offered 2-3 Times a Year. 

When it comes to raising our kids, the list of responsibilities is long. But nothing we do is more important than pointing them toward Jesus. Child dedication at CTK is about helping you demonstrate your desire and commitment to do just that. Join other families with young children for two class sessions that will prepare you to dedicate your child to God — and yourself to godly parenting.

The class culminates with a dedication ceremony; invite your friends and family to celebrate with you and pledge their support in your commitment to your child. For more information, please complete a child dedication interest form.

Wondering how to respond to your kids big feelings or emotional responses? Check out this step-by step guide to Emotion Coaching by clicking here, a researched based approach that helps us give our kids the skills to regulate their emotions in ways that lead to success.

Like CTK Families on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Also, please sign up for CTK Families text messages*. You'll receive no more than two text messages a week with information on upcoming events, links to great content, and an occasional shot of encouragement, 'cause let's face it, parenting can be hard! (*Carrier rates may apply) 

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Feel free to email Pastor Angel or Marissa with any questions you have.

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