Single and Parenting


Single & Parenting Introductory Video from Church Initiative on Vimeo.

Single parents and their children have been often overlooked by the secular society and unfortunately the Church. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 26% of all children are being raised by a single parent. Washington Beltway Community Church desires to get involved and provide ministry to these families by offering Single & Parenting.

Single & Parenting is a Christian based network of single-parent care groups meeting around the world, structured as a weekly seminar/support group session that combines teaching and small group discussion. Those who are single parents come into the position of parenting alone a number of ways: divorce, separation, death, adoption, abandonment, legal guardianship or a father of mother chooses to raise a child on his or her own. Adults who parent alone have a unique set of struggles that married people and people without children do not fully realize and that you want to make sure that your children turn out okay. If you are a parent who is divorced, separated, widowed or never have been married, this care group is for you!

We meet weekly for 13 weeks (see session schedule) and new members are welcome to join at anytime, enrollment is ongoing and only costs $25 (which includes a workbook for you to keep). Facilitating these meetings are Pastor Mike and his wife Christy who have experienced family trauma and facilitated other support groups. You do not have to walk this painful path alone and you can recover! We are a group of people who are concerned and desire to come alongside you. We foster a group atmosphere that is warm and supportive. We here at WBCC are already praying for you and your children that you will thrive in life.

Now is the time to sign up for our next sessions, fill out the Sign Up Form or call 703-644-8180. The hardest step is the first one. After you join us once, you will feel comfortable about returning. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer child-care, so the class is for adult participants only. See our current locations for you to get connected below:





Bethesda, MD Campus:
4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814

One block from the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
Interstate Exit:  I-495 - Exit# 34 -Wisconsin Avenue and I-270 (Both Exits MD SR 355) 


7 to 9 pm (secured entrance-arrive 10 min early)