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.


Take Note! Upcoming Youth Gathering in 2022!


HS Winter XTreme Retreat
More info to come!

Click here to watch last year’s retreat video!


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

Where: the Youth Room

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

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

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

7:50-8:00   Prayer & Reflection
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 (Sept-April) and during the Summer for scheduled Summer Hangouts.

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If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and would like more information or to be added to the email list, please contact Pastor Paisley LeRoy: 630-584-2199 x231; pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org.

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