Bethel Students

Welcome!

We can’t wait for you to join the Bethel Students family! Our mission is to empower students to love God, love others, and serve the world. We believe students (that’s you!) aren’t just the church of tomorrow – they’re the church of today. God says so in 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 see what it’s like to be a part of the Bethel Students family, learn some really awesome ways to get connected, and find our 2022-2023 calendar with more upcoming events, because the adventures go year-round!

We can’t wait for you to experience God with us!

– the Bethel Students staff

Sundays (4–6:30pm) 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, and hang out.

Schedule

(For a detailed schedule, click here)

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

3:15 Leader Meeting (Solid Grounds)

4:00–6:30 Sunday Night Live (Gym, Foyer, FLC, and Classrooms)


For Ideas for how to celebrate Sabbath, see this document: Sabbath Opportunities

The FIRE, Incoming 7th grade through graduated seniors, Wednesdays, 7 to 9pm, June through AugustJoin Bethel Students for games, worship, snack and fun on Bethel’s south lawn! We meet every Wednesday, June–August, rain or shine!

Location: Bethel’s South Lawn (2702 30th Ave S, Fargo).

*Incoming 7th graders and just graduated seniors are invited to join us for The FIRE.

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. Clothing guidelines for all special events and trips can be found here.

mission: chicago june 17-25, 2023Every 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.

Mission: Chicago is now open! We’re excited to spend a week in Chicago serving with APEX and the South Asian Friendship Center with soccer camps, English lessons, homework help, community outreach and more. Students registering for Mission: Chicago need to have a relationship with Christ and a firm understanding of the Gospel. Cost is $475 per student ($300 per sibling), $100 family deposit. For more info, check out the info sheet, or register online here!

Fall RetreatOctober 6-8, 2023, Cooperstown Bible Camp

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 retreat is a life-changer every student and friend needs to experience!

Districts, March 24-26, 2023, Jamestown, ND

 

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!

Project Serve May 7, 2022 Fargo, ND

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.

Welcome Weekend, incoming seventh graders only! May 28-29, 2022 Cooperstown Bible CampEvery 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!

 

Challenge July 3-8, 2022 Kansas City, Missouri

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.

Serve with Bethel Students

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, 2:30-3:30 p.m., and Sunday Night Live

Kitchen Crew

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

Bus drivers are needed to help transport students to and from our offsite events, like Fall Retreat, Project Serve, & Districts!
Time commitment: varies

Special Events

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 emilydockter@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:

Band and 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. (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 2:30–3:30, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30 in the FLC)

Dance Team

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, 6:15–7:15 in the foyer, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6:30)

Kids Team

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 students@bethelfc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dockter
Student Ministry Interim Leader
emilydockter@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Schroeder
Student Ministry Interim Leader
samuelschroeder@bethelfc.com

9/11

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Identity (Matthew 5:1–12)

9/18

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Image (Matthew 5:13–16)

9/25

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Anger (Matthew 5:17–26)

9/30- 10/2

FALL RETREAT 8am–10:30pm, Cooperstown Bible Camp This gospel-driven retreat breaks students and their friends out the busy-ness of school to reconnect with Jesus. Don’t miss this unforgettable weekend! $99/family

10/9

Sunday Night Live 4-6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

10/16

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Lust (Matthew 5:27–30)

10/23

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Rules (Matthew 5:31–48)

10/30

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Scenic Overlook: Matthew 5

11/6

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

11/13

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Giving (Matthew 6:1–4)

11/20

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Prayer (Matthew 6:5–15)

11/27

BREAK for Thanksgiving

12/4

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

12/11

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Fasting (Matthew 6:16–18)

12/18

Christmas Party 4–6:30pm, Bethel Each small group organizes their own party! Email us for details.

12/25

BREAK for Christmas

1/1

BREAK for New Year’s

1/8

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

1/15

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Money (Matthew 6:19–24)

1/22

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Anxiety (Matthew 6:25–34) 

1/29

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Scenic Overlook: Matthew 6

2/5

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

2/12

STUDENT SUNDAY 9am & 10:45 am, Worship Center Students lead our congregation in all aspects of Sunday morning worship (Rehearsals Thurs 2/3 6–9pm and Sunday 2/6 7–8:30am, Worship Center)

2/19

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Judging (Matthew 7:1–6)

2/26

Small Group Night 4–6:30pm, Bethel Each small group spends some time in community! Email us for details.

3/5

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

3/12

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Caring (Matthew 7:7–12)

3/19

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Influences (Matthew 7:13–23)

3/24-
3/26

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: TBD

4/2

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics

4/9

BREAK for Easter

4/16

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Hike: Jesus on Consequences (Matthew 7:24–29)

4/23

Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Scenic Overlook: Matthew 7

4/30

Small Group Parties Ask Your Leader Each small group organizes their own party! Email us for details.

5/6

PROJECT SERVE 9am–3pm, Gym “Serve the World” starts here—all students serving non-profits all over town!

5/14

End of Year Party 4–6:30pm, Bethel Shopping cart races, inflatables, food and fun! Incoming students welcome!

5/27-
5/28

Welcome Weekend For incoming 7th graders only! Details and cost: TBD

6/7- 8/30

The FIRE 7–9pm, Bethel’s South lawn Incoming 7th graders-graduated seniors are invited to join us Wednesdays for worship, games, food, and fun!

6/17-25

MISSION: CHICAGO This mission trip will be epic. $475/student, $100 family deposit. Sibling discount!

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