High School Youth Group

Igniting our students’ faith into action…

During our Sunday night hangouts, 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.


When: Sunday Evenings from 6:00-8:00pm


Where: The Youth Room


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


Large Group: 6:30–6:45pm
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: 6:45–7:50pm
During this time students dive deeper into the day’s discussion topic


Prayer & Reflection: 7:50–8:00pm   
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.


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


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If you’re interested in being a part of this ministry, or you’d to receive more information (and join our mailing list!), please contact Pastor Paisley Le Roy at 630-584-2199 x231 or pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org.



2024 ELCA Youth Gathering

Learn more at elca.org/youthgathering.


High School Winter XTreme Retreat

More info to come! Click here to watch last year’s retreat video.




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