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

Sundays (4–6:30pm) Fall–Spring

Sunday Night Live logoOur 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.

Schedule

(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.

To receive the devotionals by text, text “devo” to 74121.

Monday, September 13 (Genesis 1–4)

Thursday, September 16 (Genesis 6–9, 11:1–9)

Monday, September 20, (Job 1-3, Job 38-39, Job 42:10-17)

Thursday, September 23 (Genesis 12, Genesis 15-16, Genesis 18:1-15)

Monday, September 27 (Genesis 21:1-7, Genesis 22:1-19, Genesis 24)

Thursday, September 30 (Genesis 25:21-34, Genesis 27-28, Genesis 32:22-32)

Wednesdays (7–9:30pm), 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 8–10, 2021, 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.

Registration for Fall Retreat is now open! Check out more information for the trip here, or register online here.

Districts (March 25-27, 2022, 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)

Every year, we spend a 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 28–29, 2022, Cooperstown Bible Camp)

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!

Challenge Conference (July 3–8, 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.

Summer Mission Trip (Summer 2023)

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

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 & 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, 2–3:30, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6 in the Worship Center)

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, 6–7 in the FLC, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6)

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! (Time commitment: Sunday rehearsals, 6–6:30 in Room 112, and Sunday Night Live, 4–6)

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 Sarah at sarahdunkel@bethelfc.com.

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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

 

Date Event Time/Place Description
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 one-day 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 Student Takeover: Students lead all aspects of Sunday Night Live service
1/30/22 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Long Story Short: The Death (Matthew – John)
2/6/22 Student Sunday 9am–12pm, Worship Center Students lead our congregation in all aspects of Sunday morning worship!
2/13/22 Sunday Night Live 4–6:30pm, Bethel Trending: Gospel-Centered Conversations on Trending Topics
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

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