Youth

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Middle School Sunday School and Sunday night Youth Group for middle and high school are on pause for the summer and will start back up in the fall. Students are invited to join their parents in worship during the summer season. Check out our summer events below! 


Upcoming Events

Summer 2018

Calling all 6-12th graders! Join Bethany Green Lake Youth for a summer of epic adventures, friendships new and old, and opportunities to connect with God. There's something here for everyone--we hope to see you soon!
Questions? Contact Brian Valley, Director of Youth Ministries, at brianv@churchbcc.org.


Release Form

Please bring a signed Release Form with your students to their next event or youth group! Release forms can be found below and are good until 8.31.18. Send us a digital copy or send a copy along with your student to their next youth group or event.

Release Form


Kids Summer Adventure (KSA) - Volunteer

July 16-19, 5-8pm, BCC Green Lake
This summer, we are partnering with our Children's Ministry to plan skits, lead worship, and more as we help lead the children throughout the week at Bethany's version of vacation Bible school.


High School Summer Camp

July 21-24, Incoming 9th-12th graders, Beach house just north of Cannon Beach
High School Camp is full this year. Please join us for the other summer events!

Northstar

July 25, 1pm & 5pm shuttle departures from BCC Green Lake, Register
Join us as we head back to Northstar's waterfront property over on Mercer Island for fun, games, swimming, food, and more with friends.

Middle School Summer Camp

July 29-August 3, Incoming 6th-8th graders, Black Diamond Camp
$375 if registered from June 12-July 29

Middle School Camp is nearly full! Please email Hannah to see if any spots are open or to be added to the waitlist!

High School Hike and Swim at Rattlesnake Ridge

August 1, 1:30pm-6pm, Register
While the Middle Schoolers are at Summer camp, High Schoolers will have a chance to hike Rattlesnake Ridge, swim, and grab a bit to eat before heading back to Bethany. Bring money for food.

Northstar

August 8 & 15, 1pm & 5pm shuttle departure from BCC Green Lake, Register
Join us as we head back to Northstar's waterfront property over on Mercer Island for fun, games, swimming, food, and more with friends.

Serve Day at Bagley Elementary

August 18, 9am-12pm, Bethany Green Lake
Enjoy a morning snack before joining our youth group and other members of our church community in service as we help our neighbors at Bagley Elementary School spruce up their campus. 

Mariners Game

August 22, 12pm-6pm, Register
Join us at Bethany before we head to Safeco Field to watch the Mariners take on the Houston Astros. We'll return home in time for dinner, but you might want to bring some money and enjoy some ballpark food.

End of the Year BBQ and Carkeek Park

August 29, 5pm-9pm, Register
Join us for an outdoor BBQ at the Gezon Residence and Carkeek Park! We'll enjoy outdoor games and adventures at Carkeek Park and eat some great BBQ in the backyard with friends. 

Veritas Student Ministries

Veritas Ministries is a place for you to connect with others, grow in faith, be mentored by supportive leaders, and discover who God is calling you to be. Did we mention it's a ton of fun? Interested? Check out our events and groups for high school and middle school students, pick one, and jump in.

Fellowship

To connect with our peers and those of different generations so that we might see and show others the Kingdom of God.

Discipleship

To learn who Jesus is and who we are in light of all that He has done for us on the cross.

Evangelism

To be passionate about sharing the awesome news of Jesus's everlasting love for us.

Service

To love others by serving with enthusiasm and imagination, both within our church congregation and in our local community.

Worship

To learn what it's like to live our lives as daily worship to God, honoring His glory and grace in all we do, not only through music and singing.

Veritas for Middle School

6th–8th Grade, On summer break until Fall 2018

Sunday Mornings

9:30am, 11am | CLC Room 304

Join us Sunday mornings at the 9:30 and 11am services! Students can enjoy time with the larger congregation before being dismissed to Sunday school after the offering. 

Sunday Nights

4:30–5:55pm | CLC Room 304 

From September through June, middle school students (grades 6 and 7) meet at the Bethany Green Lake Community Life Center from 4:30–5:55pm on Sundays for fun games, interactive worship, age-appropriate talks, and a time for small group discussion with adult leaders.

Veritas for High School

9th–12th Grade, On summer break until Fall 2018

Sunday Mornings

Students are invited to join their friends and family at all morning services, including 8am, 9:30am, and 11am.

Sunday Evenings

4:30–5:55pm, in the CLC

From September through June, every Sunday night at 4:30pm, the Community Life Center at Bethany Green Lake is transformed into a space for students to come hang out, eat some snacks, experience live music, and listen to biblical teaching. 

FAQ for New Families

What is the mission or purpose of youth ministry at Bethany?

Veritas exists to reach students, equip them in their faith, and send them to reach their communities.

How do I know I can trust my kids with the youth leaders?

Each of our youth leaders have had extensive training, and many have led for years. We also run background checks, require a application with references, and conduct interviews with everyone.

How do I stay informed with what's going on?

Sign up for Veritas weekly emails about what to expect at youth group, what your kids will be learning, and how you can talk to them. These also contain information about the leaders who are involved and upcoming events.

How do you partner with parents?

We don't see ourselves as simply a youth ministry but rather as a family ministry. We desire to see families grow in faith and community, and we hope parents will see this as a tool to help them develop their students in both life and faith.

If I had to choose one thing for my kids to fit in their schedule, what do you suggest?

Time to spend with God is the most valuable thing often missing from a teen's life. Whether your child is in community learning about Jesus or with family reading the Bible and applying its lessons, making God a priority is paramount.