High School Youth Group






Youth Group – High School Ministry

Our High School Ministry at Bethlehem ignites our students’ faith into action.  At Sunday night hang outs, we seek to challenge what the students know, what they believe, and what they question.  The curriculum is developed by our Leadership Team, a group of students who work together with the adult leaders on issues relevant to their lives today.  Youth Group is a time of application and practice through various activities, events, discussions, and service opportunities.  Every facet of this program is a deliberate weekly attempt to build community among the youth of the Fox Valley, and to create an atmosphere in which we can tackle the questions and issues that our youth face today. From our Sunday night small groups to our mission trips, we always seek to challenge ourselves to grow closer to God and one another, as we explore young adulthood as people of God.

Youth Group meets regularly on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm during our program year (Sept-April) and during the Summer for scheduled Summer Hangouts.

Summer Hangouts are every other Sunday starting at the end of June running through mid-August. Activities vary and may include bowling, mini-golf, bonfire…
2018 Summer Hangouts are scheduled on the following dates:
6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19 (Activities TBD)

I enjoy coming to youth group because it’s a great place to meet new people and develop strong bonds and friendships. One of my favorite parts is that we have dinner together before youth group starts. It allows for time to catch up with friends we don’t usually see throughout the week, and what better time to do it than over dinner! It’s not only fun to have friends to grow with throughout high school but also in faith. Working together on mission trips, doing God’s work, are some of the reasons why I love youth group. It’s a fun and relaxed time and is something I always look forward to during the week!

Rachel Day

Bethlehem Lutheran High School Youth

Youth Group Schedule

When: Sunday Evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: the Youth Room

Fellowship & Food — 6:00-6:30
This is a great time for students to reconnect after a long week while eating a meal and hanging out together.

Large Group — 6:30-6:45
Large Group is designed to open the day’s discussion through media, an activity, or illustration before delving into small group time.

Small Group Discussion — 6:45-7:50
During this time students dive deeper into the day’s discussion topic

Prayer & Reflection — 7:50-8:00
This is a time for us to come back as a large group and reflect on our topics.  It gives us an opportunity to come together as a community in prayer.

Service, Events, Trips, Missions and MORE!

There are many opportunities for students to get involved through events at the local bowling alley, missions trips both locally, and soon-to-be internationally, to our retreats!  All are wonderful opportunities to grow in faith and build lasting relationships with friends from all over the area!

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Street Address: 1145 N. Fifth Avenue (Rt. 25)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3850
St. Charles, IL 60174
Church Office: (630) 584-2199
Email: office@bethlehemluth.org
Fax: (630) 584-2674
Preschool Office: (630) 584-6027