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Youth Ministry

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The youth ministry of Bethany Covenant Church exists to help students in grades 6-12 grow into lifelong followers of Jesus. We do this by helping students:

discovering who God is and how He feels about them by diving into the story of God and His people found in the Bible; and by developing spiritual habits that help them grow in their personal relationship with God

learning to see all others as created in God’s image and to love others the way that Jesus did

developing their unique gifts and talents so that they might share God’s love with those in their unique context (school, family, friends, community, and beyond)

The key to these things is an intentionally relational environment where students:

Experience God’s love through the mentorship of trusted adults

Can have strong friendships with peers also on a faith journey

Can feel safe to have fun, be themselves, and ask any question related to faith

At Bethany, we believe that parents are the #1 predictor of kids’ spirituality throughout their lives. So we aim to support parents in their personal faith journeys and by resourcing them to model and facilitate faith conversations with their teen.

Christian Formation Classes
Sunday 11:00-11:45AM
Students grades 6-12

We have two classes (Middle School & High School) held following the worship service. These classes focus on walking through the Bible, alternating Old Testament and New Testament each year.

Youth Group
Sundays 4:00-5:30PM
Students grades 6-12

Youth group includes time with friends, fun games, and a thematic faith conversation. Themes include things like how our faith relates to our: friendships, questions/doubts, identity, justice, choices, spiritual habits, and family. All grades are together for games and the lesson and then separate into small groups of middle school and high school students for age-appropriate conversations around the theme. Youth group also includes social outings, service projects, and our annual winter retreats.

Once a Month, Sundays 5:30-6:30PM
8th grade students and parent(s)

The purpose of Confirmation is to help students understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus and decide if they are ready to take a next step in their faith journey. Parents’ participation helps students reflect on the influences that have shaped their faith journey so far. Conversations are facilitated between students and their parents about things like: personal relationship with Jesus, personally meaningful Bible verses, answered prayers, questions or doubts, and many more! Confirmation students are also expected to be active in Christian Formation on Sunday mornings.