Student Ministries ONLINE

All Wednesday Night high school gatherings and all Sunday morning middle school student gatherings will be suspended for the next four weeks.

Please read the letter below from Pastor Marty about HOW we will be doing Student Ministries for the next 4-weeks.

Students and parents,

Our campuses have been diligent and cautious in our observation of the worldwide developments of the COVID-19 virus, and the implications on our communities.

We have taken steps to ensure the safety of all our students and families.

As many of you have just been notified, all West Linn, Beaverton, and Milwaukie campuses have made the decision to suspend all gatherings over the next four weeks in accordance with Governor Brown’s decision. It is out of trust in the wishdom of our local government and in our church leadership that our student ministry will follow suit.

This means that all Wednesday Night high school gatherings and all Sunday morning middle school gatherings will be suspended for the next four weeks.

I wholeheartedly believe that God is stirring up a revival among the middle schoolers and high schoolers in the Beaverton area, and no suspension of large group gatherings can hinder your student from taking the next step in their relationship with Jesus.

We believe that hardship does not dictate if ministry still happens, but it does dictate how ministry happens.

Here’s what you can expect from the BCC youth ministry over the next four weeks:

  • Video and audio teachings readily available for your student.
  • Written devotionals and intentional teaching to compliment the teaching.
  • Personal follow up from your student’s small group leader, as well as opportunity to pursue community in a small group setting (pending your permission as a parent, and pending any changes to instruction on a governmental level).
  • Ongoing communication from me to you in regards to any further changes or tweaks to our program.

Our posture is one of caution, responsibility for the well-being of the community, and compassion for others.

We ask that you join us in adopting this same posture in deciding how to personally respond to the current situation. We aim to be cautious but not fearful, trusting in the Lord and acting responsibly.

Psalm 46v1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

John 14v26 “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

It is in a season like this that we get to put our God to the test as we put our faith in Him. 

We are praying specifically for your students, and we eagerly anticipate the unique way that God is going to speak to them in this season.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all, and if there is anything we can do as a church body to support you.

In the love and peace of Christ,

Marty Miranda
Students Pastor
Beaverton Christian Church

High School – Wed, April 8

A message from Pastor Marty

Questions for this Week:

After listening to the message, we have some questions for you to talk through with your friends, family or small group:

1. Talk about a time when you tried to experience change by making a promise and sticking to it. How did it go?
2. Where do you feel stuck?
3. How have you experienced the mercy of God personally in your life?
4. Who can you make a loving sacrifice for this week? How will you demonstrate love to that person?

Stay tuned next week for video message, audio, and other resources in our current series!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Marty with any questions or prayer requests via email at martym@beaverton.cc

Middle School – Sun, April 5

A message from Pastor Marty and Pastor Dayne (WCC Middle School Pastor)

Questions for this Week:

After listening to the message, we have some questions for you to talk through with your friends, family or small group:

1. Talk about a time when you knew what to do, because you knew who you were.
2. Why is it important to define ourselves based on who God says we are? What other things do we sometimes try to find our identity in?
3. What does it mean to you that you are a child of God? How does that identity help you know what to do right now?
4. How can you give yourself a little grace in this season?
5. What does it mean that you are the church? How does that identity help you know what to do right now?

Stay tuned next week for video message, audio, and other resources in our current series!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Marty with any questions or prayer requests via email at martym@beaverton.cc

High School – Wed, April 1

A message from Pastor Marty

Questions for this Week:

After listening to the message, we have some questions for you to talk through with your friends, family or small group:

1. Talk about a time when you knew what to do, because you knew who you were.
2. Why is it important to define ourselves based on who God says we are? What other things do we sometimes try to find our identity in?
3. What does it mean to you that you are a child of God? How does that identity help you know what to do right now?
4. How can you give yourself a little grace in this season?
5. What does it mean that you are the church? How does that identity help you know what to do right now?

Stay tuned next week for video message, audio, and other resources in our current series!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Marty with any questions or prayer requests via email at martym@beaverton.cc

Middle School – Sun, March 29

A message from Pastor Marty and Pastor Dayne (WCC Middle School Pastor)

Questions for this Week:

After listening to the message, we have some questions for you to talk through with your friends, family or small group:

1. What are your current circumstances. Make a list, and discuss them with someone around you. How is your life different today than it was a couple weeks ago?
2. Why is it so dangerous to find our identity in our circumstances?
3. How can we look to Jesus to find the fruit of the spirit in this season? (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Self Control)
4. What does it mean to have an eternal mindset, and how can you have one this week?
5. What does it mean to have Jesus be the authority in your life? How should that change the way you live?

Stay tuned next week for video message, audio, and other resources in our current series!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Marty with any questions or prayer requests via email at martym@beaverton.cc

High School – Wed, March 25

A message from Pastor Marty and Pastor Dayne (WCC Middle School Pastor)

Questions for this Week:

After listening to the message, we have some questions for you to talk through with your friends, family or small group:

1. What is one thing you learned or were encouraged by from this interview?
2. What’s been a challenge for you this past week since all of this started?
3. What’s something practical that helped you deal with the challenge?
4. What’s one thing you’re learning, or that God is teaching you in this season?
5. What’s one way you think Christians can make the most of this opportunity, with all of us at home?

Stay tuned next week for video message, audio, and other resources in our current series!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Marty with any questions or prayer requests via email at martym@beaverton.cc

Weekly Prayer Experience:

You can also walk through our prayer experience for this series together as a family, with your friends, or in your small group.

Here are the five simple steps for engaging in prayer:

  1. Become aware of God’s presence. Find a quiet place, away from distractions. Take several moments to breathe, relax, and invite God to be present with you.
  2. Review the day with gratitude. What are the good things that have happened today? What can I give thanks for?
  3. Pay attention to your emotions. What moments throughout my day have been difficult or tense? Where is God at work in the midst of my anxious moments? What might God-or anxiety-be trying to tell me?
  4. Forgive, and ask for forgiveness. Who am I angry or frustrated with? Are there things I can forgive and let go in order to have peace? What would I like to be forgiven for?
  5. Look toward tomorrow. How can tomorrow be different? What would I like to ask God to help me with?