Young Adults

Let’s face it, building community in the Twin Cities can be a little daunting. Bethlehem’s Young Adult Ministry is a welcoming group of 20–30-somethings seeking authentic friendships, rewarding work, and nurturing communities. We support each other’s growth at weekly happy hour, retreats, and justice education events. We engage in conversations about vocation, race, justice, love, sexuality, God, housing, care of creation, and much more. We live into our roles as community leaders, balancing action, rest and fun. 


Connect via Facebook, Instagram, and Slack.

Growing the Community Garden

Year-round, any time!

The Community Garden at the Minneapolis Campus needs YOU to join the team in watering, weeding, and ushering in the bounty the garden is growing. No previous gardening experience necessary! Register to be a 2021 Garden Volunteer here!

Get Involved

Bi-monthly Gatherings

Coffee Walks, Happy Hours, Bike Rides, Bonfires, etc. We monthly are meeting in person to connect and spend time outside!

Volunteering with Youth
Wednesday evenings, Sunday mornings, and Special Events!

Be a mentor our youth can look up to. Help youth feel seen and cared for on Wednesday nights or for weekend and summer events!

Meet our Lead Volunteers


Youth Lead Mentor

“I love that Bethlehem teaches youth important social justice messages.”


Garden Coordinator


Community Outreach Coordinator

“The BLC young adult group has fostered authentic relationships and space to ask the hard questions of intersectional justice work. This has been vitalizing and simultaneously grounding for me. I’m excited to continue to build relationships for young adults to come together to connect as movers and shakers.”


Youth Lead Mentor


Green Team Liaison


Youth Lead Mentor

“Being a young adult is all about building a community through other people especially ones that are around your same age.  It’s important and comforting to be a part of a young adult community when you are trying to discover who you are or want to be.”


Garden Coordinator

“I love working in the garden because it reminds me to slow down, to reconnect with the natural beauty that exists even here in busy Minneapolis. And, the delicious veggies make it even more worth it!”


Mental Health Monday Speaker Series “Trauma – understanding the impact and how it shows up”

June 14 | Zoom Meeting

The Monday Night Mental Health Speaker Series is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2020/2021 series is “Hope for the Journey”. Join us on the 2nd Monday of (most) months to talk about important topics related to mental health.

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Caring for Community: Local Immersion Experience

July 10 -July 14 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities – MPLS Campus

Join our immersive learning experience focused on tangible next steps in confronting racism in our community and our church. We will also explore how we understand ourselves as racial beings personally, interpersonally and systemically. *The week is not overnight. Students will sleep in their own homes and return to the Minneapolis Campus each day.

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Young Adult Ministry Staff

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Ellen Weber

Phone: 612-312-3372