Family Changes Everything

Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7 pm ET You’ll cry, laugh, and worship. You’ll be inspired and challenged to champion families by our exciting lineup of guests. Don’t miss this!

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We believe everyone deserves to be safe, loved, and connected.

Family Changes Everything: National Broadcast

Family is at the core of God’s design. In a world where the value of family can be pushed to the fringes, we believe more than ever that the hope for a new day is found in the strengthening and preserving of families.

Family Changes Everything is Bethany’s free national broadcast, gathering like-minded people to celebrate the strength found in family. 

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Local Events

Fresno, CA

October 27, 2023

Celebrate and support the children and families served through Bethany Fresno’s Safe Families for Children program. Join us for a fun evening of great cuisine and community, with a raffle and silent auction. Safe Families for Children, a ministry of Bethany Christian Services, reframes how families are supported when facing challenges. Motivated by radical hospitality, our goal is to grow a movement passionate about protecting children and preserving families in the Central Valley community.

Colorado Springs, CO

November 14, 2023

Families are eager to grow stronger and thrive, but too many children and adults in Colorado Springs are struggling against the odds. Together, we’ll explore the question: How can we help families thrive in our community? Join us for an open house to learn more about foster care in the Colorado Springs area.

Winter Garden, FL

October 12, 2023

Celebrate and support the children and families served through Bethany of Central Florida. Join us for a fun evening of great cuisine and community, with a silent auction and short program. Hear inspirational stories and what’s happening through Bethany in the local community in Central Florida.

Iowa

November 1, 2023

Families are eager to grow stronger and thrive, but too many children and adults are struggling against the odds. Together, we’ll explore the question: How can we help families thrive in our community? Join us for our Family Changes Iowa virtual event to learn more about how you can help us change the world through family. During this virtual info call, you can learn more about our programs, ways to get involved, and how to volunteer. Our programs include infant adoption in the U.S, pregnancy support, and Safe Families for Children.

Grand Rapids, MI

November 30, 2023

Join us for an open house to learn more about the exciting things happening at GRCCT and Bethany! Learn about the different ways you can impact our community through Bethany's programs. Learn about mentoring, foster care, supporting refugees, counseling, and more. Refreshments and a light dinner will be served.

Holland, MI

October 11, 2023

Join us for an Open House to celebrate and learn more about serving children and families in the Holland area. At this event, we invite you to participate in an experiential activity by "walking" through a day in the life of a foster child. The experience highlights significant happenings in the journey of a foster child. A light meal will be provided. While children are at the heart of this program, this event is recommended for adults. If childcare is needed, please contact Rebecca to make arrangements.

Southwest MI

October 28, 2023

Join us for a fun family event at the pumpkin patch! All current Bethany families are welcome and encouraged to invite others. We'll have a Bethany booth with information about our programs, specifically our need for foster families for children who are refugees.

Traverse City, MI

October 12, 2023

Join us for an open house to learn more about Bethany's work with children and families in our community! We'd love to welcome you to the Bethany office for a tour and conversation about how you can help children and families in the Traverse City area feel safe, loved, and connected. Please join us! Light refreshments provided.

Columbia, MO

October 12, 2023

Families are eager to grow stronger and thrive, but too many children and adults in Columbia are struggling against the odds. Together, we’ll explore the question: How can we help families thrive in our community? Join us to learn more about Safe Families for Children in the Columbia area. Current host families, friends, church partners, and community partners are all welcome.

St. Louis, MO

October 5, 2023

Families are eager to grow stronger and thrive, but too many children and adults in St. Louis area struggling against the odds. Together, we’ll explore the question: How can we help families thrive in our community?

Nebraska

November 1st, 2023

Join us for our Family Changes Nebraska virtual event to learn more about how you can help us change the world through family. During this virtual info call, you can learn more about our programs, ways to get involved, and how to volunteer. Our programs include infant adoption in the U.S, pregnancy support, and refugee services.

Charlotte, NC

Tuesday, November 14

Short stay. Big impact. We urgently need you! Bethany of Charlotte is looking for 100 Families to provide a safe, loving, temporary home to children that have entered the U.S. alone without parents or a caregiver. Join us for an open house at our office to learn how to become a foster parent in our short-term immigrant foster care program. Short-term immigrant foster care is a temporary commitment—anywhere from two weeks to three months—that provides a safe, loving home to a child until they can be reunited with a family member or sponsor in the U.S.

Philadelphia, PA

October 28, 2023

Join us for Bethany Christian Service's Fall Benefit Gala! An elegant night of dinner, cocktails, live & silent auctions, dancing and musical entertainment. We’ll spend some time in fellowship before hearing true stories of Greater Delaware Valley children and families who have been strengthened and empowered through your giving. We couldn't do our work without your support. Come enjoy the night and see how Family Changes Everything.

Western Pennsylvania

November 28, 2023

You're invited to join us for our annual fall benefit gala to support the vulnerable children and families we serve. Come and learn more about Bethany's programs, enjoy dinner, hear inspirational speakers, and financially contribute to Bethany's mission to support vulnerable children and families in the community.

Myrtle Beach, SC

October 26, 2023

Join us at Topgolf Myrtle Beach for a great evening of golf, food, and joining together to support children and families in our community! Ticket to attend includes two hours of golf, a BBQ dinner, and great stories about Bethany's work and impact in South Carolina. Individual golfer registration - $100 Non-golfer registration - $50 (includes dinner)

South Dakota

November 8, 2023

Families are eager to grow stronger and thrive, but too many children and adults are struggling against the odds. Together, we’ll explore the question: How can we help families thrive in our community? Join us for our Family Changes South Dakota virtual event to learn more about how you can help us change the world through family. During this virtual info call, you can learn more about our featured program ReNew, a prevention program that supports expectant mothers with a history of substance use. This virtual meeting will be a great time to learn more about ways to get involved with Bethany to help families in our community feel safe, loved, and connected.

Chattanooga, TN

November 14, 2023

Join us to celebrate and learn more about the Bethany programs serving children and families in Chattanooga, and specifically, Safe Families for Children. Enjoy a fun evening of food, live music, stories, and community. Hear inspirational stories and what’s happening through Bethany's Safe Families for Children program in our community here in Chattanooga.

Memphis (Resettlement), TN

October 19, 2023

Please join us at Oak City Church for light refreshments and the movie "The Good Lie." This powerful film provides a glimpse into the life experiences of those we serve in our refugee resettlement program. Based on the true story of a group of Sudanese refugees who resettled in the U.S., the movie follows their struggles as they try to adjust to their new life, find jobs, and overcome cultural differences.

Memphis (SFFC), TN

October 18, 2023

Join us to celebrate and learn more about Safe Families for Children and Parent Café opportunities in the Memphis area. Current host families, friends, church partners, and community partners are all welcome! Parenting isn't easy. And when you have questions or challenges, you want to know someone understands and has your back. Parent Cafes bring you together with other parents and caregivers for encouraging, supportive conversation. Whatever you're facing as a parent, you're not alone.

Nashville (STIFC), TN

October 26, 2023

Join us at the Bethany Christian Services office location to celebrate and learn more about our short-term immigrant foster care program. Children around the world are seeking asylum from violence, poverty, famine, natural disasters, and persecution.

Smyrna, TN

November 2, 2023

Join us to celebrate and learn more about our short-term immigrant foster care program and post-release services. Children around the world are seeking asylum from violence, poverty, persecution, and disaster.

Tri-Cities, TN

November 9, 2023

Join us to celebrate and learn more about the Bethany programs serving children and families in the Tri-Cities area. Celebrate and support the children and families served through Bethany of Tennessee. Join us for a fun evening of BBQ and community. Hear inspirational stories and what’s happening through Bethany in our local community.

Martinsburg, WV

October 29, 2023

Join us for a fun evening celebrating families in West Virginia! Learn about Bethany's work in our community and enjoy activities for the entire family! There will be fun for everyone with pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses, magic show, balloon twisting, and music. Food truck goodies will also be available for purchase.

Wisconsin

October 18, 2023

Join us on-site at the Bethany Recovery Center and learn more about the inspiring stories of recovery in our community. Bethany Recovery Center provides a place for women to heal. Hear stories, enjoy a light lunch, and join us in celebrating this impactful program!

Family Changes Everything Local Events

Join us for Family Changes Everything in your local neighborhood!

California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Don’t miss these guests!

Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Keynote speaker

As a pastor and author, Bianca understands the power of words and is known to wield them wisely. She’s the founder of In The Name of Love, where she serves the incarcerated. Describing herself as a Jesus-loving MexiRican, she reveals her energy in her best-selling book, “Play With Fire,” and her most recent book, “How to Have Your Life Not Suck.”

Dante Bowe

Worship leader

Dante is a Grammy- and Dove-Award winning and multi-platinum-selling songwriter, performer, and recording artist. He achieved multiple nominations in both gospel and Christian genres including the standalone single “Voice of God” and “Wait on You” with Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music. Dante works with charitable organizations focusing on children, homelessness, and at-risk youth.

Dr. Kimberly Offutt

Speaker

Kim has spent two decades as a social worker, advocating on behalf of children in foster care and available for adoption. As a speaker, leader, author, and program developer—plus a foster and adoptive mom herself—Kim now uses her unique personal and professional skills to impact the lives of children and families around the world.

Sam Collier

Speaker

Pastor, podcast host, author, and adoptee, Sam has a remarkable story. His book, “A Greater Story,” tells of adoption, sacrifice, gratitude, and rescue, revealing how God is always doing something bigger and better than we might imagine. He encourages others to learn to tell their stories and “surrender to that thing they can do day in and day out that will bring the most glory to God.”

Trey McKnight

Host

Trey is a visionary leader, host, and communicator with an intense passion for life, for people, and for inspiring life change in people. He serves as president of BigStuf Ministries and is an executive coach, helping high-performing individuals and teams discover and move toward what matters. He has worked with highly influential organizations, including Orange (The reThink Group), Global Leadership Network, and Chick-fil-A.

Why join Family Changes Everything?

God designed us to be surrounded by family. To be known and supported—no matter what.  

Families are eager to grow stronger and thrive, but too many children and adults are struggling against the odds. Together, we’ll explore the question: How can we help all families thrive?

Will you join us? 

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