Welcome to Bethel YTH



Regardless of background, stage, or geographical location, the truth is that we are all searching for identity, purpose, and value. This is never more true than during the Junior High and Senior High years. At Bethel YTH, we believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the local church fulfills all three of these needs. Our goal is that Bethel Youth Ministries (grades 7-12) would be a place where students develop roots in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in His local church. Our hope is that students will thrive, both now and in the future. And always remember, soon may the Wellerman come

Get Connected

Join our Remind101 groups to stay up-to-date on the latest information: Senior High, Junior High, and come to Wednesday night youth group and Sunday morning classes. Information about what the youth group has been doing and about upcoming events and studies is also available in our quarterly newsletter.

What to Expect

Wednesday nights highlight our weeks at Bethel YTH. They are a large group gathering time where we dive into worship, games, Bible teaching, and small group discussion. We are blessed to have adult volunteers who invest and care for the hearts of our students and make themselves available to them. Summer youth group gatherings are slightly different and rather than taking place at Bethel Church, they take place in backyards in the warm summer air. Yard games and s’mores often accompany our usual Wednesday night activities.
Junior High: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30p; Senior High: Wednesdays 8:00-9:30p
**Meet at Bethel Church

Student Leadership Opportunities

One of the values of Bethel YTH is student leadership. We believe that in order for our faith in Christ to sink more deeply into our hearts, we need to step into opportunities of leadership through service. This online sign up sheet is a practical way to do that! Just click on the link and sign up to lead a game, bring a snack, give announcements, or share your story at Praise & Worship.


---Weekly Events ---

There are several additional activities coming up for the youth. For details, join Remind101: Senior High, Junior High

Sunday School

Location: Bethel Youth Room
Sundays 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Junior High Youth Group

Location: Bethel Church
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Senior High Youth Group

Location: Bethel Church
Wednesdays 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Senior Celebration Sunday

High school graduation is a milestone in the lives of our Seniors, and as a church, we want to come alongside our graduates by celebrating their accomplishments and praying for them as they determine their next steps.
On Sunday, May 21, we invite graduating Seniors and their families to participate in our Sunday morning services at 8:30 am & 11:00 am. This is a time of celebration as the Seniors and their parents are introduced to the congregation, a video highlighting each of the graduates’ growing up years is shown, a message of encouragement is shared, and a prayer of blessing is given.
Following the morning services at 12:30 pm, the graduates and their families are encouraged to stay for a lunch in honor of the graduates. During this time, students will have an opportunity to share details about their upcoming plans, and there will be a time of prayer over each graduate individually.
If you attend Bethel Church or Bethel YTH, are a 2023 graduating Senior, and would like to participate in this special day of celebration, OR if you are a parent of a 2023 Graduate and would like to have your son or daughter participate in any of the activities on Sunday, May 23, please register by Sunday, April 2.

Winter Wipeout

Each winter, the youth head up to Motley for some winter fun at Camp Shamineau. Outdoor activities that include broom ball, ice-wall climbing, and sledding are enjoyed along with volleyball and rock-wall climbing indoors. Great music and speakers are also an encouragement to students as they hear the truth of God’s Word. 

---Ministry Leadership

Peter Erickson
Youth Pastor


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