Youth Ministry (6th-8th Grade)

Middle School Ministry

NEW THIS YEAR!

Worship Teams: More to come!

Assisting Ministers: Students have a voice and meaningful things to say. As assisting ministers, they will write and lead the prayers in worship, serve the wine at holy communion, and the dismissal. Please register here. Students will…MORE TO COME

Worship Photograms: What’s that? It’s a worship photo! Using their phone or a parent’s phone, students snap a photo of when they sense or feel close to God at either Sunday morning worship at either campus or while watching the livestream. Students submit their photo to Pastor Heather’s email at [email protected]  with a small paragraph answering these questions: Why did you submit this photo? Comment on what this photo means to you? What does this photo say about God? Students should submit 10 worship photograms a year. Paper version available at church office or here. 

Sunday Mornings

6th-8th Grade Breakfast Club 9:30-10:15am 

Register here! 

In addition to being on worship teams, 6th-8th graders are invited to connect together in between worship services on Sunday mornings. Come join us for a time to connect with friends through prayer, games, intentional discussions and FUN!

Wednesday Nights

Grade 6-8 Register here

Parent/ Student Information Night September 8 with Root Beer Floats, and the first night of Confirmation for students begins September 15.

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is…QUESTIONS!  Young people ask good questions. Our role at Bethlehem is to walk beside these young people and to encourage them to ask hard faith questions. We might not have all the answers, but we are willing to talk about them. Curriculum is written in-house among the CYF staff:

Year 1 is Jesus who…? We take a look at Jesus as healer, miracle worker, teacher and savior. 

Year 2 is I am a Lutheran, and what does that mean? 

Year 3 is God and my Ipod and other life stuff such as body image, music, and pop culture. 

Confirmation is….RELATIONAL. Students and leaders will be in-person this fall session.  We use a large group/ small group model to tackle their questions of faith. Large group will be in the Commons, and small groups will take place in rooms throughout the building. 

Confirmation is…ONLINE! We will have a small group option online for students who cannot be in-person. This will take place at the same time on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.

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 Lab 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 on August 29th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Register here!

Youth Choirs

Youth choirs meet on Wednesday nights during the school year.

Minneapolis

Youth Choir
7th–12th Grade

Minnetonka

Chancel Choir
Middle School to Adult

Upcoming Events

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Aug
04

Pastors on the Lawn!

August 04 | Both Campuses

Join Bethlehem pastors for conversation in our green spaces this summer. No agenda, just an opportunity to connect when the weather cooperates.  Minneapolis Campus: 1:00-3:00 pm Lyndale Ave side Minnetonka Campus: 1:00-3:00 pm on the East Lawn

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Aug
04

Choose Your Own Adventure: Hike with Pastor Heather at Crosby Farms

August 04 | Crosby Farm Regional Park

Join Pastor Heather to hike leisurely beside the Mississippi river.

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Aug
08

What’s New for CYF this Fall?

August 08 | Zoom Meeting

Join Pastor Heather and Ellen to see what they are creating for Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry this fall!

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Aug
08-13

Amincon Week-Long Trip – Junior High

August 08 -August 13 |

Incoming 7th-incoming 9th graders from all campuses will participate in the River Heroes trip down the Namekagon River, spending the week having fun, worshiping God, and cleaning up trash and other dangers along the river.

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Aug
11

Pastors on the Lawn!

August 11 | Both Campuses

Join Bethlehem pastors for conversation in our green spaces this summer. No agenda, just an opportunity to connect when the weather cooperates.  Minneapolis Campus: 1:00-3:00 pm Lyndale Ave side Minnetonka Campus: 1:00-3:00 pm on the East Lawn

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Aug
11

What’s New for CYF this Fall?

August 11 | Zoom Meeting

Join Pastor Heather and Ellen to see what they are creating for Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry this fall!

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Aug
18

Pastors on the Lawn!

August 18 | Both Campuses

Join Bethlehem pastors for conversation in our green spaces this summer. No agenda, just an opportunity to connect when the weather cooperates.  Minneapolis Campus: 1:00-3:00 pm Lyndale Ave side Minnetonka Campus: 1:00-3:00 pm on the East Lawn

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Youth Staff Contact

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Ellen Weber

Phone: 612-312-3372