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White Flag Social Student Ministry Gift Cards

November 28th - December 31st, 2017

$25

White Flag Social gift cards come in $25 increments and are available all year round. A student can redeem a gift card for any youth event throughout the year including Hume Lake Summer Camp, White Flag Weekend and a mission trip.

White Flag Social gift cards can be purchased online or from a student ministries staff member on Sunday mornings or at the White Flag Social. Consider saving for Hume Lake Summer Camp or White Flag Weekend by giving your favorite student a gift card for their birthday or a stocking stuffer.

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Wednesday Night Small Group Childcare - Summer 2017

June 28th - August 30th, 2017

$3 - $120

Childcare for infants-12 years old

June 28 - Aug. 30

You must preregister online by 12 noon day of class or meeting for childcare. There are no walk-ins or registration after 12 noon for childcare workers to be arranged.

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Praise Kids Fall 2017 - Jingle Bell Beach

August 12th - September 24th, 2017

$25 - $35

Praise Kids is our fall program that gives children and middle school students the opportunity to experience the Performing Arts. Our Christmas musical production, Jingle Bell Beach, will be presented December 2 & 3 during our weekend ENCOUNTER services. Registration for participation in the production takes place August 12 - September 24 for children ages 4 (as of October 1) through grade 8.

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MOPS 2017-2018 Fall & Spring Sessions -- Registration for the full year

August 30th - May 9th, 2018

$0 - $250

Come join with other moms to share the joys and challenges of mothering. MOPS is for moms, whether it's your first child and you are still pregnant or if you have a big kindergartner. MOPS is for pregnancy through the end of the kindergarten year, and it’s a perfect place for moms to connect.

MOPS meets bi-monthly on Wednesday from 9:15 - 11:15 am in The PLEX at ENCOUNTER | Bible Fellowship Church, 6950 Ralston St., Ventura. Come enjoy breakfast, meet other moms, and learn from inspiring speakers while your children are cared for in the MOPS Kids program.

Paying for the full year at the flat rate of $250 helps secure childcare for the year (MOPS Kids was sold out all last year, so securing a spot is a good choice).

It's super important you let us know your children infants through age 5 who need childcare. Spaces are limited and fill quickly. Please be sure to answer all questions for each child your are registering (don't register your kids who are in school or don't need childcare). This will help us accurately staff our childcare workers for each age group.

For more info, call or text MOPS Coordinator Carrie Campbell, 805-415-2354 or email Carrie or visit us online at MOPS page.

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MOPS 2017-2018 Session 1 Flat Rate

August 30th - December 13th, 2017

$0 - $125

Anyone who has ever been a mom will tell you that the childhood years fly by so quickly. Come join with other moms to share the joys and challenges of mothering. MOPS is for moms with children infants through kindergarten, and it’s the perfect place for moms to connect. MOPS meets bi-monthly on Wednesday from 9:15 - 11:15 am in The PLEX at Bible Fellowship Church, 6950 Ralston St., Ventura.

Come enjoy breakfast, meet other moms, and learn from inspiring speakers while your children are cared for in the MOPS Kids program.

Session 1 meetings are from August to December (9 total). If you need childcare, please be sure to answer all questions for each child. This will help us accurately staff our childcare workers for each age group.

For more info, call or text MOPS Coordinator Carrie Campbell, 805-415-2354 or email Carrie or visit us online at MOPS page.

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Baptism Preparation Classes for Sept. 2017 Baptism

September 3rd - September 10th, 2017

We will be holding a baptism September 16/17 here at ENCOUNTER. If you or your children are ready to be baptized, please plan to attend one of the required classes being held Sept. 3rd or 10th:

Children = Sun., Sept. 3rd at 9 a.m. in Room #425

Adults/Teens = Sun., Sept. 3rd at 9 a.m. in The Living Room OR Sun., Sept. 10th at 6 p.m. in The Living Room.

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Parents Night Out for our Foster Care Community

September 8th, 2017

$5

We invite those serving as foster parents in Ventura County as to take an evening off! Let our loving childcare staff care for your kids while you enjoy a night out. Pizza dinner provided for kids.

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Moms' Morning Out

September 9th, 2017

$20 - $52

Take advantage of a Saturday morning out to do what you need to do and have your kids taken care of with some awesome childcare staff. Your child(ren) can be dropped off at the BFC Nursery Room. Please bring a lunch for your child(ren) to enjoy.

Due to the increased number of children dealing with food allergies, our childcare program for Moms Mornings Out and Nights Out will be nut free. Please be sure that your child’s lunch and/or snacks are nut-free for the safety of children with severe food allergies. Thanks!

You must register and pay in advance. Registration ends Wednesday, September 6, at 12 pm. There are no walk-ins or refunds. All major credit cards accepted.

You will need to pick up your child(ren) no later than 1:05 pm or you will be charged a late fee of $1 per minute after the 5 minute grace period. Thank you!

Call or text Cheryl Carpenter, (805) 207-4607, if you have questions.

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Apple Picking at Painted Pony Farm

September 16th, 2017

$5

Families, join us for a fun morning picking apples and exploring the Painted Pony Farm!

Cost is $5 per adult and $5 per child, under age 2 free. Meet at the farm at 9:45 am (15315 N. Ojai Rd, Santa Paula).

Hosted by MOPS; all moms are welcome. Deadline to register is Friday, September 1. Reservations are non-refundable.

Questions? Email Kelly Hanighen-Lynch.

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Men's Tuesday PM Group

September 19th - December 12th, 2017

$10

Join us this Fall on a twelve week journey as we dig into the book of Acts retracing the steps of the church’s birth. Come check out the group at our intro night on Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in Room #206. FMI contact Alan Grider grider4@aol.com or (805) 320-8065. Cost is $10 for Study Guide.

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Wednesday Night Small Group Childcare - Fall 2017

September 20th - December 6th, 2017

$3 - $120

Childcare for infants-12 years old

Sept. 20 – Dec. 6 (with 2 weeks off – Oct. 25 for Fall break & Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving).

You must preregister online by 12 noon day of class or meeting for childcare. There are no walk-ins or registration after 12 noon for childcare workers to be arranged.

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Marriage Workshop

October 18th - November 15th, 2017

$0 - $35

Improve Your Healthy Marriage

Looking for ways to improve your healthy marriage? Join our 5-week Marriage Workshop which includes practical tools, information, and encouragement. It is led by Doug and Sandy Moe (Sandra Moe is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist).

The Workshop begins Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm in room #206. Cost is $35 per couple. Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 10.

Childcare is available, pre-registration is required. Please click HERE for more info and to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Doug & Sandy Moe at sandymoe@roadrunner.com.

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2017 Men's Conference

November 10th - November 11th, 2017

$100

This action packed weekend will encourage you at work, home, and in the community. We are looking forward to a great getaway at Forest Home in Ojai with several special sessions planned.

Register by October 17 and pay only $100! A great deal. Cost is $140 after October 17. Registration includes 1 nights lodging (bring bedding), meals & snacks, t-shirt, and good times.