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Middle school and high school students face unique challenges, and Bethesda offers a number of opportunities for them, as we seek to come alongside them and encourage them.

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Middle School     MS Leaders     Summer Camp

High School     Small Groups     HS Leaders     Summer Camp



Middle School

Bethesda Middle School ministries focuses on building relationships with students while teaching them the truths of God’s Word and how to apply it their daily lives in a practical way. 

The Bridge is our Wednesday large group time, which goes from 6:30-7:45. This is a combination of games, fun, large group study, and small group time. Meet in the Youth Room (#307).

In addition to our Wednesday nights, there are also several activities, camps, and conferences planned throughout the year.  These can range from a one day affair to a week long camp. These include things such as Planet Wisdom, 30 Hour Famine, Winter Camp, Youth Convention, Middle School Mania, small group breakouts, and others.



High School


Bethesda High School Ministries focus on the relevancy of faith in Jesus and what it means to live that out daily. Students will find the following opportunities as they seek to learn more about what it means to follow Jesus in every area of life:

Sunday Night Youth Group - 6:30-8:30pm in the Youth Room (#307) - Whether it's group mixers, worship music, inspiring messages, or just hanging out, young people here are gathered in a safe environment where they can develop their relationship with God and have a community to belong to. We meet every Sunday 6:30-8:30pm and are in a set of discussions based on the idea that being a Christ-follower changes everything. Please join us even if you're new!

HS Lifegroups - a smaller community setting to investigate Jesus and go deep into meaningful issues that students deal with daily through Bible study, book study, prayer and connection with friends. Our Lifegroups meet on Wed nights throughout the school year and are split into grade and gender. 

Service Opportunities - we engage in a variety of service projects from local involvement to international aid. We do Rake-N-Run, 30Hour Famine, Operation Christmas Child (Shoeboxes), Touched Twice, and a Summer Missions Trip.

Conferences, Retreats, and Trips - several are planned every year to allow students to build community with each other and faith in God. 

Please also check out our Facebook group HERE



Summer Bible Camp 

Summer camp can be a fun and life-changing experience. We partner with Inspiration Point, an incredible camp in Minnesota. Dates for the weeks we organize transportation will be posted soon. RIdes will be available for students who turn in a completed Transportation Form along with payment. Students in grades 6-8 can earn up to $120 toward camp through memory work. That information will also be posted soon.

Camp Transportation Forms are available on the website (check the lower left corner). Please contact the church office for further information.



YC17 is a national conference for and middle school and high school students from all Lutheran Brethren churches. It is focused on discipleship, encouraging Christian
kids to pursue their faith in Christ.

YC17 is held in Estes Park, CO. Housing will be at the YMCA of the Rockies.
All students who are currently in 6th through 12th grades are encouraged to attend.

You can find more information HERE.