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
Sundays (4–6:30pm) Fall–Spring
Our youth group (Grades 7-12) meets weekly in the Worship Center 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, and hang out.
(For a detailed schedule, click here)
2–3:30 Student Band & Tech Team Rehearsal (Worship Center)
3:15 Leader Meeting (Solid Grounds)
4:00–6:30 Sunday Night Live (Gym, Foyer, Worship Center, and Classrooms)
We’ll be reading devotionals throughout the year to compliment our series, Long Story Short. We hope you’ll join us! You can find the devotionals below. Feel free to read things in one day, or spread them out over a few.
In the summer, we meet at a local home for snack, games, fellowship, testimony, and a bonfire. We meet every Wednesday, June–August, rain or shine!
Location: 4008 Copperfield Ct., Fargo.
*Incoming 7th graders and just graduated seniors are invited to join us for The FIRE.
Location: 4008 Copperfield Ct., Fargo.
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.
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.
Registration for Challenge opens November 28! Challenge is open to all students in grades 7-12 for the 2021-2022 school year. The cost for Challenge is $600 per student ($100 per family deposit), with siblings half off. For more information on our adventure to Kansas City, MO, click here! To register with an online payment, click here, or find the registration form to print and turn in with payment here. Registrations and deposits must be turned in by January 16, 2022.
In spring, we attend a conference with churches from our region. This is a great time to connect with each other, and grow in our relationship with Christ through great speakers and worship! In between gathering for worship and teaching, there’s time to connect with small groups, and some free time for recreation!
Serve the world starts here! This annual, all-students day of service 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.
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. Friends are welcome!
October 7-9, 2022, Pelican Lake, MN
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 weekend gospel-driven Lake Pelican retreat is a life-changer every student and friend needs to experience! Check back here for more info when the time gets closer.
Every other year, offsetting Challenge years, we offer a mission trip for our students. This week-long trip is a great way to serve others as we also grow in our own faith.
More info to come.
Bethel Students thrives on volunteers! We love God and love students together – check out some ways the awesome adults in our ministry serve!
Small Group Leaders
The hands and feet of Bethel Students – adult small group leaders are directly responsible for discipling students from entering 7th grade through graduating high school. Our small group leaders work in pairs, aiming for a “Paul”, a seasoned saint with parenting experience, and a “Timothy”, a younger role model, for each group.
Band & Tech Coaches
With experience in music or tech and a heart for students, band & tech coaches guide our student band & tech team to be the lead worshippers at Sunday Night Live!
Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 2-3:30 p.m., and Sunday Night Live
Our kitchen crew works in teams to prepare a hearty snack for 100+ people, at Sunday Night Live, the FIRE, or special events!
Time commitment: school-year Sunday afternoons, summer Wednesday evenings.
Bus drivers are needed to help transport students to and from our offsite events, like Fall Retreat, Project Serve, & Districts!
Time commitment: varies
Our Special Events crew helps out with events throughout the year, like Fall Retreat, Districts, Project Serve, & more!
Time commitment: varies
To get involved, contact Emily Dockter at 701.232.4476 or email@example.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:
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. (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 2–3:30, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6 in the Worship Center)
If you like dancing, we’d love to have you join our dance team! Our team is led by Karena Kuhnley and they perform regularly throughout the year. (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 6–7 in the FLC, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6)
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! (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 6–6:30 in Room 112, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6)
If you like kids and the idea of helping out with Sunday School, we’d love to have you join the kids team! Our team serves on Sunday mornings throughout the school year, helping out at the 9am Sunday School. No previous experience necessary! (Time commitment: Sunday mornings, 9am service)
If you have questions about joining any of the above teams, you can email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|9/12/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Beginning (Genesis)|
|9/19/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Escape (Exodus)|
|9/26/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Covenant (Leviticus – Deuteronomy)|
|10/3/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||
Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics
|10/8/21–10/10/21||Fall Retreat||Castaway Club, MN||“Philippians” – This weekend gospel-driven Lake Pelican retreat is a life-changer every student and friend needs to experience! Cost: $99/family for their students|
|10/17/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Bookends: The Law (Genesis – Deuteronomy)|
|10/24/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Conquest (Joshua – Ruth)|
|10/31/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Kingdom (Samuel–Chronicles, Pre-Exilics)|
|11/7/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|11/14/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Exile (Daniel, Esther)|
|11/21/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Return (Ezra – Nehemiah, Post-Exilics)|
|11/28/21||BREAK for Thanksgiving|
|12/5/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|12/12/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Bookends: The Prophets (Joshua – Malachi)|
|12/19/21||Small Group Christmas Parties||Ask Your Leader||
Each small group organizes their own Christmas party! Email us for details.
|12/26/21||BREAK for Christmas|
|1/2/22||BREAK for New Year’s|
|1/9/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|1/16/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Life (Matthew – John)|
|1/23/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Death (Matthew – John)|
|1/30/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Student Takeover: Students lead all aspects of Sunday Night Live service|
|2/6/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|2/13/22||Student Sunday||9am–12pm, Worship Center||Students lead our congregation in all aspects of Sunday morning worship!|
|2/20/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Resurrection (Matthew – John)|
|2/27/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Bookends: The Gospels (Matthew – John)|
|3/6/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|3/13/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Mission (Acts)|
|3/20/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Movement (Romans – Jude)|
|3/25/22–3/27/22||Districts Youth Conference||Jamestown, ND||Get ready for this powerful weekend conference featuring high-octane worship and teaching with teenagers all across the region! Cost: $99/family for their students|
|4/3/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|4/10/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Long Story Short: The Ending (Revelation)|
|4/17/22||BREAK for Easter|
|4/24/22||Small Group Parties||Ask Your Leader||Each small group organizes their own party! Email us for details.|
|5/1/22||Sunday Night Live||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Bookends: The Letters (Acts – Revelation)|
|5/7/22||Project Serve||TBD||“Serve the World” starts here—all students serving non-profits all over town!|
|5/15/22||End of Year Party||4–6:30pm, Bethel||Shopping cart races, inflatables, food and fun! Incoming students welcome!|
|5/28/22–5/29/22||Welcome Weekend||Cooperstown Bible Camp||For incoming students only! Have fun, make friends, and explore the gospel and spending time with God! Cooperstown Bible Camp, FREE!|
|6/1/22–8/31/22||The FIRE||7–9:30pm, 4008 Copperfield Ct.||Our summer gathering every Wed, June–Aug @ 4008 Copperfield Ct, Fargo. Great food, great fun, great friends and a fire—the highlight of every summer!|
|7/3/22–7/7/22||Challenge Conference||Kansas City, MO||This week-long trip challenges students to live on mission with God in their lives now and forever, through incredible speakers and powerful worship. Cost: TBD|