Youth

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Summer Devotional

We have put together a short devotional for you and your families to go through this summer.

It is five days of going through the Psalms of Ascent. Each day can stand alone, but hopefully along with our summer events, you will all leave with a better understanding of those Psalms and the journey we all face. Check it out here. 



Upcoming Events

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Veritas Summer Activities

Join us this summer for Wednesday night fun! 
To ensure your students has as much fun as possible at our summer events, please fill out a release form and bring it to the first Veritas summer event he/she attends.

Release Form


NorthStar

July 19-August 16, 2pm or 6pm departure, Northstar - Mercer Island Park

This private park on the shores of Lake Washington offers water, field sports, basketball courts, and a giant fire pit. We'll provide games, dinner, and a discussion of the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). North Star is very easy to pop in and out of as you're in town over the summer. Check out some photos below!

Shuttles will leave Bethany Green Lake no later than 2:30 and 6:30pm, so be sure to be there before these times to catch a ride. If you need to drop your student off before 3pm, just let us know--we'll be around all day after 8am.

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Veritas Middle School Summer Camp at Island Lake

Incoming 6-7 graders, August 13-16, Island Lake Camp, $269

Middle School Summer Camp is going to be August 13-16 at Island Lake this year! The theme of camp is Created to be Courageous, and will hopefully help students learn how to live into what God has called them to be! We are looking forward to having a blast at camp doing paintball, motor-cross, lake activities and learning more about our relationships with each other and with God. Link for registration is below!

REGISTER Release Form

Veritas High School Summer Camp at Camp Firwood

Incoming 8-12 graders, July 16-21, Camp Firwood, $429

For this camp, parents will register directly with Firwood using this link. This gives the registrant a discounted rate and put your student in Bethany's cabins. If for whatever reason you need to cancel after June 2, there is a $100 cancellation fee deducted from your deposit and retained by Firwood. When you register before June 1, you can either pay a $200 deposit with the remainder to be charged to your form of payment on July 2 or you can pay in full at the time of registration. 

Students should arrive at Bethany no later than 12:15pm on July 16. Students will return to Bethany no later than 11:15am on Friday, July 21.

REGISTER Release Form

August 23 and 30 are still in the works, but both are guaranteed to be fun!

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–7th Grade

Check out the Veritas Ministries website (site active until July 1, 2017) for our current lesson series, information about upcoming events and camps, photos, staff blogs and bios, directions, and what you can expect if it’s your first time.

Sunday Nights

5–7:15pm, in the CLC 

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

Sunday Mornings

9am, 11am

Middle School Sunday School is every Sunday during the school year at Bethany Green Lake at 9am and 11am.

Veritas for High School

8th–12th Grade

Check out Veritas Ministries' full site (active until July 1) for the current lesson series, information on upcoming events and camps, photos, staff blogs and bios, directions, and what to expect if it’s your first time. 

Sundays

5–7:15pm, in the CLC

From September through June, every Sunday night at 5pm, 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. 

Sundays

All are welcome, grades 8–12. Small groups meet every week on Sunday nights!

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.