Youth Ministry (9th-12th Grade)

Senior High Ministry

High school is a time of joyful, messy, brave identity formation. Bethlehem high school youth practice personal, interpersonal, and systemic boundary crossing in safe and supportive community. We explore how to lament, dialogue, show up, listen and build meaningful relationships as spiritual practice. We recognize God on the ski slope, in our vulnerable neighbors, in the community garden, in worship, and inside our hearts. We grapple with big questions and unfold into the sacred interaction of God’s story, our story, and the story of our broken and beautiful world.

This last year has made us realize that we have so much to learn from our own community and our own backyards. We don’t have all the answers and have listening and unlearning to do in our neighborhoods.

Instead of a trip to a different community, we are having an immersive experience here in Minneapolis. Each day we will have workshop seminars and small groups to talk about the history of whiteness and racism, housing injustice, environmental racism, the images/media we see, and the church’s role in it all. We will hear from community members, organizations and resources in our own backyard.

There are stories we have told ourselves about our city that aren’t completely true or are incomplete.We recognize that the white church has played a harmful role at times, keeping us from following in Jesus’ footsteps. Let us come together as a community in this immersive experience that sets up accountability and reminds us that this is daily work.

Grab a friend and come learn with us. It’s not enough to talk about it anymore.

Here’s a way to take the next step towards becoming together a church that practices anti-racism.

Caring for Community Local Immersion: July 10-14, 2021 Register here.

Bethlehem’s Student Leadership Team

“Let us listen hard, learn together, and put our faith into action where God is calling us”

Bethlehem’s Student Leadership Team is a leadership group for students in 7th-12th grade at Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Twin Cities to strengthen leadership skills, experiment with what leadership looks like, co-create our ministry alongside our staff, and practice personal, interpersonal and systemic boundary crossing through in our Church and local community.

All students (incoming 7th-12th grade) are welcome to register and be part of the group.

Join us for our first official team meeting on June 13th at 7:00pm. Register here! 

Wednesday Nights

Summer Wednesday Nights

Students in 9th-12th grade are welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings during the summer outside while practicing safe physical distancing. This is a relaxed time of fun, non-contact, activities followed by a short devotion and time to check in on each other’s life. All are welcome, including non-BLC friends.

June 9th: Bike Ride and Ice Cream

June 23rd: Bonfire and S’more Fun

Youth Choirs & Ensembles

Women’s Choral Ensemble

High School-Adults
Monday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus

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Youth Choir

7th-12th Graders
Wednesday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus

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Handbell Ensembles

High School-Adults
Tuesday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus
Wednesday Evenings, Minnetonka Campus

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Chancel Choir

Middle School-Adults
Wednesday Evenings, Minnetonka Campus

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Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 16 @ 1:00 pm

Pastors on the Lawn!

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Wed, June 16 @ 6:00 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure – Lake Harriet with Diane

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Sun, June 20 @ 10:00 am

Bandshell Worship with Monroe Crossing

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Wed, June 23 @ 1:00 pm

Pastors on the Lawn!

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Wed, June 23 @ 6:00 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure: Dunk a Pastor Night!

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Wed, June 23 @ 6:30 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure: Poetry at Boom Island with Pastor Meta

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Sun, June 27 @ 8:00 am

Green Lake Bible Camp

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Wed, June 30 @ 1:00 pm

Pastors on the Lawn!

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Wed, June 30 @ 6:00 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure: Lawn Games with Ellen

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Youth Ministry Staff

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Ellen Weber

Phone: 612-312-3372