Bethlehem youth ministry provides a discipleship pathway for two groups: 7th & 8th grade students and high school students. Mentors who are “one level up” in life are engaged to help youth discover what life in Jesus really means. We hit real-life issues, have real-life fun, and worship a real-life God.
LIGHTHOUSE MEETS: Wednesday, 4-5pm
ANCHORED MEETS: Sundays, 6-8pm
Lighthouse is for students in grades 7 & 8. Intensive learning for this age group is experienced in what we call Confirmation classes, either within the school program or on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm. Lighthouse also holds big monthly events in an environment that makes it easy for students to invite their friends. These provide opportunities for students to apply their faith, develop healthy relationships with other believers, and discover that “God” and “fun” can be said in the same sentence.
Lighthouse’s faith-building Confirmation classes are held during the school day for those attending Bethlehem, and on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm for those coming from other schools. Classes meet during the school year.
Lighthouse is also structured around big monthly events in an environment that makes it easy for students to invite their friends. Utilizing the mentorship of high school students, young adults, and other volunteers, the goal is to help middle school students have a faith that is lived and not simply believed.
Anchored is for students in grades 9-12. This age is ready for the really tough topics and issues and how God’s Word in the Bible speaks to these. High school is a time of transition to the adult life as a believer. It is also an important time to connect with other believers of the same age as well as young adult mentors in the faith.
Anchored meets every Sunday from 6-8 pm in an environment that makes it easy to invite friends. Teaching is combined with time to talk things through with other students and mentors. Fun activities and food are planned for each Sunday and the youth-led band helps close out the night with a time of praise and worship.