Bethel Students

Welcome! We’re so glad you stopped by. Our mission as Bethel Students (grades 7–12) is to empower students to love God, love others, and serve the world. 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

In this season of “new normal”, we are excited for what Bethel Students ministry can look like. Below are three things we’re excited about in this season, based on our mission statement of “Love God, Love Others, Serve the World”:

Bethel Students is using an app called ReadScripture to spend time in God’s Word together. Each week, we’re reading one session, which includes one video and a few chapters of Scripture. We hope you’ll join us. Download the app on the App store or Google Play today!

We’re excited to gather for the FIRE in person, alternating weeks between incoming 7th–9th grades and 10th–graduated seniors, and following NDDoH guidelines. The FIRE will go from 7–9pm on Wednesdays, June–August at 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo. When a group isn’t meeting in person for a FIRE, there will be student-led Zoom Bible Studies from 7:30–8:30pm on Wednesdays. See “The FIRE” and “Calendar” tabs below for more info.

In honor of Project Serve, we’re excited to unveil “Serve Summer.” We’ll have opportunities for service throughout the summer at local non-profits. We will use sign-ups to keep numbers small and will follow all guidelines our service sites ask of us. We’ll keep you posted through email and social media. Questions? Contact Sarah.

Wednesdays (7 p.m.-9 p.m.), June through August

The Fire with dateIn the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. We will be alternating weeks between incoming 7th-9th grades, and incoming 10th-graduated seniors. When a group is not meeting for the FIRE, there will be student-led Zoom Bible studies offered instead, from 7:30–8:30pm.

For a tentative schedule, see the Calendar tab below.

Location: 4008 Copperfield Ct., Fargo.

Note: At the FIRE, we will do our best to follow the below NDDoH guidelines. We ask that all who attend wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines and protocols.

Donations Needed!

If you would like to help make the FIRE a safe and fun time for our students this summer, please consider donating items off this list! It includes things like disinfectant wipes, masks, hand sanitizer, ladder ball, and extra cornhole bag sets.

Each week, we will only be serving individually packaged snacks. If you would like to donate toward this, please sign up for a week here.

Wednesdays (7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.), June through August

For grades not meeting in-person, or individuals not able to attend an in-person FIRE, there will be a student-led Bible study over Zoom from 7:30-8:30pm on Wednesdays, alternating weeks between incoming 7th-9th grades and incoming 10th-graduated seniors. Email Emily at emilydockter@bethelfc.com with questions or for info on how to join.

For a tentative schedule, see the Calendar tab below.

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)

*If there are any changes due to COVID-19, we’ll update that here*

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.

Project Serve (Summer 2020)

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.

Due to COVID-19, Project Serve will not be on May 9, as originally scheduled. Instead, this year we will decentralize Project Serve and will have service opportunities throughout the summer. We will update you via email when with more information. 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 (TBD, 2020) *POSTPONED*

Every year, we invite the incoming 7th graders on a trip that serves as an introduction to youth group. 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! This trip is traditionally held over Memorial Day weekend, but will be pushed back due to COVID-19.

We will post the registration information and more details here when we know more!

Cost: Free

For: Incoming 7th graders

Challenge Conference (July 13–18, 2020, Kansas City, MO) *MOVED TO VIRTUAL*

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. To go to the official Challenge website, click here.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on large gatherings, the Challenge team has decided the best way to continue is to shift Challenge 2020 from a physical gathering to a one-night virtual gathering on July 15. We will update here with more information about what this will look like when we know more.

Refunds: Registrations will be refunded in full, and may take a couple of weeks to process. Check your email for more details. Questions? Contact Emily.

Fall Retreat (October 9–11, 2020, Pelican Lake, MN)

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 Bethel Students family with games and fun! This gospel-driven, lakeside retreat is a life-changer every student and friend needs to experience.

Check back for more information later.

Districts (March 26–28, 2021, Jamestown, ND)

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!

When the time gets closer, we’ll update here with more info.

Mission Trips (Summer 2021)

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.

Bethel Students thrives on 3 types of volunteers: Small Groups, Kitchen Ministry, and Security.

Small Group Leader: 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).

Kitchen Ministry: In our Kitchen Ministry, we look for volunteers who work well in teams preparing meals for one-hundred-plus people.

Security Volunteer: 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, Fireside in Solid Grounds)

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 in the FLC)

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 led by Robin Logan and James Sayler and performs regularly at Sunday Night Live. No previous experience necessary; just show up! (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 6:15–7 in Room 112, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30)

Dance Team

If you like dancing, we’d love to have you join our dance team! Our team is led by Karena Bekkum and they perform regularly throughout the year. (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 6–7 in the Choir Room, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30)

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Steven Dunkel
Pastor of Student Ministries
stevendunkel@bethelfc.com

Sarah Dunkel

 

 

 

 


Sarah Dunkel

Associate Director of Student Ministries
sarahdunkel@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dockter
Administrative Assistant to Student Ministries
emilydockter@bethelfc.com

*Calendar events subject to change due to COVID-19*

 Date Event Time/Place Description
6/3/20 The FIRE: 7th–9th 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
6/3/20 Zoom Bible Study: 10th–Grads 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
6/10/20 The FIRE: 10th–Grads 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
6/10/20 Zoom Bible Study: 7th–9th 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom

When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.

6/17/20 The FIRE: 7th–9th 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
6/17/20 Zoom Bible Study: 10th–Grads 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
6/24/20 The FIRE: 10th–Grads 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
6/24/20 Zoom Bible Study: 7th–9th 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
7/1/20 The FIRE: 7th–9th 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
7/1/20 Zoom Bible Study: 10th–Grads 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
7/8/20 The FIRE: 10th–Grads 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
7/8/20 Zoom Bible Study: 7th–9th 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
7/15/20 Virtual Challenge Event TBA TBA
7/22/20 The FIRE: 7th–9th 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
7/22/20 Zoom Bible Study: 10th–Grads 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
7/29/20 The FIRE: 10th–Grads 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
7/29/20 Zoom Bible Study: 7th–9th 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
8/5/20 The FIRE: 7th–9th 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
8/5/20 Zoom Bible Study: 10th–Grads 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
8/12/20 The FIRE: 10th–Grads 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
8/12/20 Zoom Bible Study: 7th–9th 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
8/19/20 The FIRE: 7th–9th 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.
8/19/20 Zoom Bible Study: 10th–Grads 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
8/26/20 The FIRE: 10th–Grads 7–9pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct. Fargo In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. This week is for incoming 10th–Grads.
8/26/20 Zoom Bible Study: 7th–9th 7:30–8:30pm, Zoom When a group isn’t meeting for the FIRE, they’ll be meeting for student-led Zoom Bible Studies. For info on how to join, check your email. This week is for incoming 7th–9th.

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