This fall, our Bethel Youth leadership team is trying some new ways of connecting with youth (grades 7-12) in our church and community through monthly Sunday Bible studies, monthly Friday night events, and Tuesday night youth band and worship camp.
Our vision is to meet youth and build further mentoring relationships that go beyond the walls of the church as teens learn, grow, and become like Christ as they share Him with others.
Paul and Pancakes is an opportunity for youth to gather for fellowship and Bible study while making and eating pancakes together. On the third Sunday of each month, youth will meet in the downstairs kitchen of Bethel during the worship service (meeting during "connect time" - when Bethel Kids gets dismissed). We will make pancakes together in the kitchen while discussing a "question of the week" and then eat our pancakes while watching a 10-minute devotional video and discussion studying one of the letters Paul wrote to the early churches.
The series we will be going through in the fall is Jennie Allen's "The Book of Corinthians" series. Description and link to trailer for the series is below:
Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. We have to choose one or the other—
we can't do both. The Christians in Corinth tried to live the Christian life in a worldly way. Paul
wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow
Jesus and only Jesus.
In this 12-part series, author and speaker Jennie Allen walks into the messy lives of the
Corinthians and takes us through Paul’s words to the conflicted church. We'll see how the truth
of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives.
Youth Band and Worship Camp is a community for those aged 12-25 who want to grow a heart and skill for worship.
Join us on Tuesdays for weekly gatherings over six weeks starting September 19. Every 2-hour gathering will have have three components: community, worship, and skill development.
Youth can choose between growing in the worship skills of instrumental band dynamics or reading/performing the narratives of scripture. Both groups will begin each session gathered together for community and worship before breaking into the two groups for skill development.
Sign up for BAND if you would like to gain skills in band dynamics and skills in instruments such as, voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keys/piano, drums, bass guitar, percussion, sound/production/media, or another type of instrument.
Sign up for SCRIPTURE if you would like to gain skills in engaging the stories of the Bible through acting, narration, directing, sound effects, set design, and so much more.
Throughout the school year we will have monthly Friday night events to build community and get to know one another.
September 22 - Corn Maze (6-10 PM) - $15 per person (includes admission and bus)
October 20 - Nerf Battle (7-9:30PM)
November 24 - Glow in the Dark Hide and Seek (7-9:30PM)
December 15 - Christmas Movie Night (7-9:30PM)
Please click the button below to complete the registration form. The form is required for all activities but only needs to be completed once per school year.
We also invite Bethel Youth to join together for quarterly large events planned in partnership with other Christian Reformed Churches in Edmonton & area. Here are the dates for these events for the year:
Sunday, October 29 - Dinner and Games Night (Location TBD - 6-8:30PM)
Friday, January 12 - Pizza and the movie "Jesus Revolution" (West End CRC - 6:30-8:30PM)
Sunday, April 7 - Dinner and Worship (Bridge CRC in Fort Saskatchewan - 6PM)
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- Multiple DatesTue, Oct 03Bethel Community ChurchOct 03, 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Bethel Community Church, 14204 25 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 1G5, CanadaOct 03, 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Bethel Community Church, 14204 25 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 1G5, CanadaWe're excited to offer BandCAMP, beginning Tuesday, September 19, from 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM. This 6-week program will provide a community for those aged 12-25 who want to develop a heart and skill for worship.
- Multiple DatesTue, Oct 10Bethel Community ChurchOct 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Bethel Community Church, 14204 25 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 1G5, Canada
- Multiple DatesSun, Oct 15Bethel Community ChurchOct 15, 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Bethel Community Church, 14204 25 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 1G5, CanadaOct 15, 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Bethel Community Church, 14204 25 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 1G5, CanadaPaul and Pancakes is an opportunity for youth to gather for fellowship and Bible study while making pancakes together. On the third Sunday of each month, youth will meet in the downstairs kitchen of Bethel during the worship service (meeting during "connect time" - when Bethel Kids gets dismissed).
Save the date for
Bethel Youth's Winter Retreat at Camp Nakamun
December 1-3, 2023
Since 2011, Bethel Youth have been in a partnership with Centro Biblico Familiar El Sembrador church in Hermosillo, Mexico. Over the past several years Bethel Youth has seen the church flourish. The church was established in 2006 in a room at the back of the Pastor's house. Our first youth team met in this space with Pastor Arturo and the Aguirre family during our first trip to Hermosillo in 2011. The following year they were able to acquire land and build a church in a newly developing part of the city. All the while, Pastor Arturo and his family have been able to minister to the community around their home and around the church through Vacation Bible Schools, praying for people at hospitals, delivering food bags to those in need, hosting sports tournaments and much more. In 2017 they began ministering to communities along the west coast of Mexico (in Punta Chueca, Bahia Kino and Miguel Aleman) and frequently drive a few hours to the coast to minister to the Seri (indigenous community) people of Punta Chueca.
Through our partnership with Centro Biblico Familiar El Sembrador and the Aguirre family, our youth have the opportunity to grow in their faith while impacting the world for Christ and encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ.
After our recent 2023 missions trip, our youth team expressed a desire to bring a team from the church in Mexico to Canada to partner with the ministry Bethel is doing in Edmonton. They want our partner church in Mexico to see with their own eyes what the biggest needs of our community are so they know how best to be praying for the ministries in Canada. The church in Hermosillo has a goal of raising 10,000USD to cover the majority of the cost of flights to Canada, while our youth team hopes to fundraise the remaining amount needed for flights, accommodations, and food. Throughout the year, we will have a few fundraiser events to raise funds for this initiative. We pray that a team of youth and young adults will join us in Canada for a week during the summer of 2024.
Upcoming Event: Family Movie Night Fundraiser - Friday, November 3 @ 6PM