Connecting with youth in a real and appropriate way, so they understand God is relevant to them today.

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Our focus will be to meet each youth where they are in their spiritual walk and ensure all activities and programs are developed and delivered in a way that enables today’s youth to be tomorrow’s Christian leaders. Our foundation is be based on HOPE

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is available for students in middle and high school. Bethia’s Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Youth Group is run by Kevin Hughes who has been involved in the Youth Group for over 3 years.

Participants grow in faith, enjoy fellowship, and grow personally by participating in mission projects. This focus has proven effective. We have an active roster of 43 youth and regularly see 25-30 attend each week. We have adult volunteers that help out each week; we use social media to keep in contact with youth and parents. We have special events that we take part in like weekend retreats, summer retreats, mission work, car washes, trunk or treat, lock-in’s and outings as well as youth lead worship services.

All activities are based on the “HOPE” principles and designed to incorporate a minimum of one of the HOPE letters into the lesson or activity. A lot of thought and consideration is placed on the learning style and presentation of lessons. Studies suggest that only 5% of the population learn from a lecture style but 95% of the learning our youth receive is delivered by lecture. I use a collaborative learning style that is hands-on and engaging that makes the youth an active part of the lesson. I leverage the LIVE curriculum for youth ministry as the foundation for lessons and incorporate collaborative learning into all other HOPE related activities like outing or mission work.

Youth Choir

Our Bethia Youth Choir consists of 6th graders through 12th grade. If you are interested in singing praises to God come join us on Sunday evenings from 6 pm – 7 pm in the Adult Choir Room (located next to the sanctuary). Come ready to sing and praise God. Bring song suggestions for us to work into the program!

The puppet ministry performs the 3rd Sunday of each month during Children’s Church. We plan to perform during VBS this summer also and any other requests we receive as long as our schedules allow. The puppeteers are made up of youth members of the church. They are all great, we love hearing their alter puppet voices and personalities come to life in the skits! Our recent performance was for CARITAS guests, we had a blast! We incorporated more music and handed out small puppets for the young children to keep and dance with and it was a huge hit. Puppets really do entertain everyone from age 2 – 102!