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 p.m.-6 p.m.) 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.
We follow the guideline of masks required where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. When distanced in the Worship Center for the service, masks are optional. Otherwise, they are required while at Sunday Night Live.
(For a detailed schedule, click here)
2–3:30 Student Band & Tech Team Rehearsal (Worship Center) 3:15 Leader Meeting (Solid Grounds) 3:45 Student Prayer Team (Fireplace by Solid Grounds) 4:00–6:00 Sunday Night Live (Gym, Worship Center, and Classrooms)
Wednesdays (7 p.m.-9 p.m.), June through August
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.
Fall Retreat (October 10, 2020, 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 one-day gospel-driven Lake Pelican retreat is a life-changer every student and friend needs to experience!
This year, we’re heading to Castaway Club on Pelican Lake for an exciting day as a youth group. We’ll have three sessions from our theme, It Is Written: Jesus’ Days in the Desert, spend time in small group, and have some fun with group games & activities, including skit night! Registration for Fall Retreat is open until September 27! For more information, go here, or to register, go here.
Date: Saturday, October 10
Deadline: September 27
Districts (March 27, 2021, 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!
When the time gets closer, we’ll update here with more info.
Project Serve (May 8, 2021)
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 2021)
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!
Check back for more information as the time gets closer.
Mission Trip (Summer 2021)
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.
Apex Summer Mission, Kansas City, KS (July 17–23, 2021)
This year, our mission trip is to Kansas City, KS. We’ll be partnering with the EFCA mission organization Apex, doing children’s programming, service projects, and getting to know the community. More info to come!
Challenge Conference (July 2022, Kansas City, MO)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 2–3:30, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6 in the Worship Center)
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, 6–6:30 in Room 112, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6)
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 FLC, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6)
|9/13/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: I Believe in God|
|9/20/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: The Father Almighty|
|9/27/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: Creator of Heaven and Earth|
|10/4/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||
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|10/10/20||Fall Retreat||8am–10:30pm, Castaway Club, MN||“It Is Written” – This one-day gospel-driven Lake Pelican retreat is a life- changer every student and friend needs to experience! Registration is FREE!|
|10/18/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: Deep Dive (Father)|
|10/25/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: I Believe in Jesus Christ His Only Son Our Lord|
|11/1/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|11/8/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: He was Conceived by the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary|
|11/15/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: He Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified, Died and was Buried|
|11/22/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead|
|11/29/20||BREAK for Thanksgiving|
|12/6/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|12/13/20||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: He Ascended into Heaven and is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father|
|12/20/20||Small Group Parties||Ask Your Leader||Each small group organizes their own Christmas party! Email us for details.|
|12/27/20||BREAK for Christmas|
|1/3/21||BREAK for New Year’s|
|1/10/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|1/17/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: From there He will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead|
|1/24/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Student Takeover: Students lead all aspects of Sunday Night Live service|
|1/31/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: Deep Dive (Son)|
|2/7/21||Student Sunday||9am–12pm, Worship Center||Students lead our congregation in all aspects of Sunday morning worship (Rehearsals Thurs 2/4 6–9pm and Sunday 2/7 7–8:30am, Worship Center)|
|2/14/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|2/21/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: I Believe in the Holy Spirit|
|2/28/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: Deep Dive (Spirit)|
|3/7/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|3/14/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: The Holy catholic* Church, the Communion of Saints|
|3/21/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: The Forgiveness of Sins|
|3/27/21||Districts Youth Conference||8am–10:30pm, Jamestown, ND||Get ready for this powerful one-day conference featuring high-octane worship and teaching with teenagers all across the region! Cost: TBD|
|4/4/21||BREAK for Easter|
|4/11/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics|
|4/18/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting|
|4/25/21||Sunday Night Live||4–6pm, Bethel||Anchor: Amen|
|5/2/21||Small Group Parties||Ask Your Leader||Each small group organizes their own party! Email us for details.|
|5/8/21||Project Serve||9am–3pm, Gym||“Serve the World” starts here—all students serving non-profits all over town!|
|5/16/21||End of Year Party||4–6pm, Bethel||Shopping cart races, inflatables, food and fun! Incoming students welcome!|
|5/29/21–5/31/21||Welcome Weekend||Saturday 9:30am–Monday 5:15pm||For incoming students only! Have fun, make friends, and explore the gospel and your gifts in the great outdoors! Bad Medicine Lake, FREE!|
|6/2/21–8/25/21||The FIRE||7–9pm, 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!|
|7/17/21–7/23/21||Apex Summer Mission||Kansas City, KS||EFCA’s weeklong student mission experience in urban Kansas City trains students to advance the gospel from here to everywhere. Cost: TBD|