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.
7th & 8th grade
Every Sunday at 10:00 am in the Docks
9th through 12th grade
Every Sunday at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Intensive learning for this age group is experienced in what we call Confirmation classes. This faith-building Confirmation content will be utilizing an on-line learning model which will include an emphasis on parental/guardian involvement as well as providing a Sunday morning touchpoint with the pastoral staff. Because of COVID-19 and our on-sight restriction we will have to be flexible with this aspect. There will also be a summer retreat so please keep that in mind.
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. Again, please look for announcements concerning our ability to host these events due to the pandemic.
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 will meet (when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted) 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. In addition, we are exploring on-line opportunities to connect with kids as well as developing small groups.