Teen Moms

Coming alongside single, young women facing an unintended pregnancy and helping teen moms is a priority for us. Here's an overview of what we're doing and ways you can engage!

New Beginnings High School:
Mentoring Program, Birthday Club

New Beginnings is a full day, high school for parenting and pregnant teen girls located in Chaska. In addition to helping students obtain a high school diploma, New Beginnings provides pregnancy counseling, childbirth preparation, parenting education and much more.

Mentoring

We have the opportunity to mentor students. The goal is to come alongside, provide encouragement, assist with developing life skills and share your faith as a trusting relationship is established. Mentoring involves:

  • Meeting 2x/month for at least one year.
  • Demonstrating patience as building a trusting
    relationship may take a while.
  • Helping your student explore options after high school; assist with applying for jobs, college, etc.
  • Coaching on life skills.
  • Attending quarterly mentor meetings.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please complete this form. This opportunity is limited to females only, age 24+.

Birthday Club

Each month, September through May, we provide a birthday cake to celebrate teen moms, along with personalized cards. If you're interested in help one or more months, please email Kellie at kellie.zapf@grace.church.

Embrace Grace: 12-week Group

Embrace Grace provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for single, young pregnant women who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. It is a 12-week program (late Feb – mid May) that teaches young women about God's love and grace, and at the end we will give them a baby shower to honor them for choosing life and to help provide for their babies' needs. If you're interested in receiving updates and upcoming serving opportunities, email Christine at christine.erickson@grace.church.

Teen Moms Summer Camp

In the summer, we invite teen moms and their little ones to join us for a long, refreshing weekend at The Refuge Retreat Center in Stockholm, Wisconsin. This is an opportunity to bless young moms with fun activities – swimming, hiking, crafts, etc. while also building relationships and encouraging them in their faith journey through personal testimonies, teaching and small group discussions. There are many opportunities to serve at camp - check out our upcoming events for specific details.