Bethel Students

Bethel Students Collage PhotoWelcome! We’re so glad you stopped by. Our mission as Bethel Students (grades 7–12) is to empower students to live out God’s story. We believe our students are not only the church of tomorrow – they’re the church of today. Our desire is that every student will embody 1 Timothy 4:12: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Below, you’ll find information on our upcoming trips and events, information on how to get connected (as as student or adult volunteer), and a calendar with upcoming events and teaching topics. If you have any questions or would like to meet with someone, we’d love to hear from you!

~Pastor Steven

Wednesdays (7 p.m.-10 p.m.) Summer

The Fire with dateIn the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire.

4008 Copperfield Ct., Fargo.

*Incoming 7th graders are invited to join us for The Fire.

Sundays (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.) Fall-Spring

Sunday Night Live logoOur youth group (Grades 7-12) meets weekly in the Family Life Center (FLC) on Sundays from fall–spring. We play games, experience worship led by our very own Student Band, hear a great message, break into small groups, have a snack, then hang out.

Schedule

(For a detailed schedule, click here)

2­–3:30 Student Band & Tech Team Rehearsal (FLC)  ­

3:15 Leader Meeting (Solid Grounds)

3:45 Student Prayer Team (Fireplace by Solid Grounds)

4:00–6:30 Sunday Night Live (Gym, FLC, and Children’s Wing)

Throughout the year we do a variety of trips, special projects, and events. We’ll update the list here so you know what’s going on and how to get signed up when we get closer to each event.

Mission Trips (Summer 2017)

Every other year, offsetting Challenge years, we offer two mission trips (domestic and international) for our students. These week-long trips are ways to serve others as we also grow in our own faith. This year, we’ll be going to Rosebud Reservation (SD) and Honduras!

     Rosebud, June 18–23, 2017

This trip is open to all students (grades 7–12). We will be partnering with Youthworks to do a Kids Club program and various service projects. Cost is $299/family, with a $99 deposit. Registration is now closed.

     Honduras, July 21–29, 2017

This trip is open to upperclassmen or students who have been on a mission trip previously. We will be in Tegucigalpa, partnering with World Gospel Outreach in doing medical missions, evangelism, children’s ministry and construction. Registration is now closed for this trip. For those going on the trip, the next team meeting is Sunday, June 25, from 6:30–7:30pm in Room 112.

Districts (TBA, 2018)

In spring, we attend a weekend conference with churches from our district (Northern Plains District, EFCA). This is a great time to connect with each other, and grow in our relationship with Christ through great speakers and worship! Cost is $99/family for their students.

Project Serve (May, 2018)

Every year, we spend a full day in service as a youth group. This day is sponsored by businesses in the community and also serves as our main fundraiser for student trips. It’s a great chance for us to serve together at various nonprofits/organizations and give back to our community. Project Serve is required for all students/leaders going on an upcoming trip or conference. For more information about Project Serve, click here.

Welcome Weekend (May 26–28, 2017)

Every year, we invite the incoming 7th graders on a trip that serves as an introduction to youth group. Formerly known as Wilderness Week, this trip is a great way for incoming 7th graders to get to know each other and our ministry team. We experience games, fun, devotions, worship, and more!

Check back here for more information when the time gets closer.

Fall Retreat (October 13–15, 2017)

Every fall, we go away for a weekend as a youth group. At our fall retreat, we hear powerful messages, experience great worship, and spend time connecting as a youth group with games and fun! When the time gets closer, check back here for more information.

Challenge Conference (July 2–6, 2018)

Every other year, we take a summer trip to attend our EFCA national conference. This week-long trip challenges students to live on mission with God in their lives now and forever. It’s a powerful week of living in community with each other and experiencing God through incredible speakers and powerful worship. Come along if you dare! We guarantee you won’t return the same.

To go to the official Challenge website, click here.

Bethel Students thrives on 3 types of volunteers: Small Groups, Kitchen Ministry, and Security. We aim to have two small group leaders for each grade and gender: one seasoned saint with parenting experience (Paul) and one young role-model (Timothy). In hospitality, we look for volunteers who work well in teams preparing meals for one-hundred-plus people. In Security, we look for men and women who have a passion for the safety of our students.

For more information on each role, click here.

To get involved, contact Sarah Dunkel at 701.232.4476 or sarahdunkel@bethelfc.com.

As a student, there are some great ways to get involved in Student Ministries! First of all, we invite you to come every week for our weekly gathering (Sundays or Wednesdays), and plug into the community. In addition, be sure to sign up for our different trips and events throughout the year: they’re some of the best ways to get connected in!

We also have some great practical ways to get involved:

Student Prayer Team

Every Sunday, before Sunday Night Live, our students gather at the Fireplace by Solid Grounds to pray for the night. We believe prayer fuels our ministry. Any student is welcome to join. If you want to serve on the prayer team, just come at 3:45 p.m. and join in. (Time commitment: Sundays, 3:45–4)

Student Band & Tech Team

Whether you play an instrument, sing, like technology, or want to learn, we’ve got a spot for you! Our band is composed of singers, praise band instruments, and an orchestra. Our tech team runs the show from behind the scenes, working on sound, lights, lyrics on the screen, and more. To join the band and tech team you can let a student ministries staff member know that you want to join or just show up. If you have questions about joining, you can email Sarah at sarahdunkel@bethelfc.com(Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 2–3:30, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30)

Drama Team

If you like writing skits, acting, directing, or behind the scenes work, we’d love to have you join our drama team. Our team is student-led and student-directed and performs regularly at Sunday Night Live. No previous experience necessary; just show up! (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 6:30–7:30, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30)

Student Leaders

Anyone can be a student leader! Every first Sunday of the month that we have Sunday Night Live, our student leaders gather together to talk through how things are going, upcoming events, and ministry topics on their hearts. If you’d like to be a student leader, all you have to do is come. Upcoming dates are 4/9. (Time commitment: first Sundays of the month, 6:30–8, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30)

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Steven Dunkel
Pastor of Student Ministries
stevendunkel@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

 


In the process of hiring
Administrative Assistant to Pastor Steven Dunkel

Sarah Dunkel

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Dunkel
Associate Director of Student Ministries
sarahdunkel@bethelfc.com

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 Date Event Time/Place Description
8/16/17 The FIRE 7–10pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire.
8/23/17 The FIRE 7–10pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire.
8/30/17 The FIRE: Waterpalooza 7–10pm, Bethel Church, Fargo Join us for the last gathering of the summer, featuring games, food, fun, and (optional) water activities! Bring a swimsuit/towel and t-shirt if you want to get wet!
9/7/17 Phone-a-thon 7–9pm, Students Office, Bethel Students contact all Bethel Students and their friends, inviting them to join us for Fall Launch. There will be pizza and prizes!
9/10/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Fall Launch!
9/17/17 Annual Parent Info Meeting 10:15am, Room 112 Parents of Bethel Students get information about the upcoming year and enjoy treats.
9/17/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Nature of God | Loving and Just
9/24/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Nature of God | Trinity
10/1/17 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” The first Sunday Night Live each month, we’ll lead a discussion around tough questions about faith and life.
10/7/17 Serve Saturday TBA Our church family participates in a day of service in the community.
10/8/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Redemption | Made in His Image
10/13/17–10/15/17 Fall Retreat at Castaway Lake Pelican, MN “Here as in Heaven”

This gospel-driven, lakeside retreat is a life-changer every student and friend needs to experience. Cost: $99/family

10/22/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Redemption | Separated by Sin
10/29/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Redemption | Jesus Died and Rose Again
11/5/17 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30pm, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” The first Sunday Night Live each month, we’ll lead a discussion around tough questions about faith and life.
11/12/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Responding to Jesus | Repentance
11/19/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Responding to Jesus | Grace through Faith
11/26/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Responding to Jesus | Baptism and Communion
12/3/17 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30pm, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” The first Sunday Night Live each month, we’ll lead a discussion around tough questions about faith and life.
12/10/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC The Word of God | Without Error
12/17/17 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC The Word of God | Became Flesh

Christmas Party! Come wearing an ugly Christmas sweater and bring a plate of cookies to share!

12/24/17 No Sunday Night Live Christmas Eve – No Sunday Night Live
12/31/17 No Sunday Night Live New Years Eve – No Sunday Night Live
1/7/18 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30pm, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” The first Sunday Night Live each month, we’ll lead a discussion around tough questions about faith and life.
1/14/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Devotion to Jesus | Worshipping God
1/21/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Devotion to Jesus | Hearing God’s Voice
1/28/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Devotion to Jesus | Hearing God’s Voice (cont’d)
2/4/18 Mini Sunday Night Live 4–5pm, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” We’ll end at 5 this night so students can make it home in time for the Super Bowl kick-off if they so desire.
2/11/18 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30pm, FLC Holy Spirit | Who is the Holy Spirit?
2/18/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Holy Spirit | Spiritual Gifts
2/25/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Holy Spirit | Spiritual Gifts (cont’d)
3/4/18 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30pm, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” The first Sunday Night Live each month, we’ll lead a discussion around tough questions about faith and life.
3/11/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Living on Mission | For Every Christian
3/18/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Living on Mission | Evangelism & Discipleship
3/23/18–3/25/18 District Youth Conference Friday–Sunday, TBA District Youth Conference is a powerful weekend of worship and teaching with like-hearted churches from our region. You won’t want to miss out!
4/1/18 Easter Sunday + Pancake Breakfast 8–11am, Gym (No Sunday Night Live)
4/8/18 Sunday Night Live + Student Leaders 4–6:30pm, FLC “What does the Bible say about _____?” The first Sunday Night Live each month, we’ll lead a discussion around tough questions about faith and life.
4/15/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Student Takeover
4/22/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Eternity | Hell
4/29/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Eternity | Heaven
5/6/18 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, FLC Prayer & Worship Night
5/10/18 Student Sunday Mandatory Rehearsal 6–9pm, Worship Center This rehearsal is for all students involved in the Student Sunday service (5/13).
5/13/18 Student Sunday (Mother’s Day) 9am–12pm, Worship Center Students lead the congregation in all aspects of Sunday morning worship.
5/19/18 Project Serve 8:15am–3:45pm, meet in Gym Our whole youth group serves the community at various nonprofits. Required for those going on upcoming trips with Bethel Students.
5/20/18 Sunday Night Live: Sixth Grade Invade & Last Night Extravaganza 4–6:30pm, FLC Sixth Grade Invade: Preview Summer and Fall 2018. Sixth graders join us for the first time and all events moving forward. An end of Spring celebration.

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