The youth ministry program at Bethlehem is an exciting, Christ-centered place where all junior high and high school students might feel loved and a part of a larger, deeply connected family. There are many different ways to be actively involved and to explore your faith with others walking alongside so don’t wait to contact us and start sharing your gifts with all of us!
What We’re About
The Junior High branch of blcym is designed to give students a sense of belonging within the body of Christ as they evolve into a person of God. This is made possible through diving into relationships with their peers, immersing themselves in fellowship with the entire youth ministry, and swimming through the wonder and mystery of the Bible in small groups and prayer.
What We Do
Confirmation classes on Tuesday evenings are a ministry focused on education and teaching the students the “basis” of Christian faith, how to go about exploring that faith, and what we can do to continue to reflect that faith as we walk with God in our lives. It consists of 4 semesters (typically during 7th and 8th grades) and confirmation camp in the summer. It is completed with the students affirming their baptism (being “confirmed”) at the beginning of their 9th grade year. For more information, contact Constance.
How We Do It
Whether it’s Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, or Sunday mornings or seasonal service projects within the community, or searching deeply into God’s Word on retreats, there’s always something fun going on that’s a blast.
The high school youth group is made up of youth from both Bethlehem and St. Andrew’s Episcopal. Together, we meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm on the Bethlehem Campus and at Moonlight Beach during the summer months. The high school program is designed to build community in this too often divisive world. We gather for fun and conversation discovering where and in whom we see God at work in the world and our lives and who God is calling us to be as individuals and as a community together. Every summer the youth participate in a Summer Service Trip where we venture to be God’s hands, feet and voices to communities in need around the country.