Youth

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Youth group

Sundays, 4:30-5:55pm , the CLC

Youth Group is our favorite time of the week! Join us Sundays at 4:30pm in the CLC--note the new time! Whether you are/have a 6th grader or a 12th grader join us as we grow in relationship with Christ and each other, all while having as much fun as we can!

Middle School Sunday School

9:30 and 11am services, CLC Room 304

Calling all sixth through eighth graders! Middle Schoolers are invited to attend the first part of worship with their families before being dismissed to Sunday School after the offering. Join us in Room 304 of the CLC!


Upcoming Events

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

Independence Day - No Summer Group

Wednesday, July 4

Lynwood Pool and Wilcox Park

Wednesday, July 11, 12-4:30pm, Registration coming soon
Join us as we kick off the summer with a SPLASH! We're headed to Lynwood Pool and Wilcox Park for a group swim with water slides, a lazy river, hot tubs, and more. Afterward, we will spend time playing ultimate capture the flag at Wilcox Park. Bring your swimwear and running clothes as we start the summer off right!

Kids Summer Adventure (KSA) - Volunteer

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, Register
$270 if registered through May 24
$295 if registered May 25-June 24 with code "DISCOUNT"
$320 if registered June 25-July 21
More details and registration coming soon!

Northstar

July 25, Times TBD, Registration coming soon
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, Register
$325 if registered before April 30
$350 if registered between May-June 11 with code "EARLY"
$375 if registered from June 12-July 29

Registration is now open! Join us as we head back to Black Diamond Camps for a week of fun and fellowship.  Here's what you can expect at a typical day of camp.

High School Hike and Swim at Rattlesnake Ridge

August 1, 1:30pm-6pm, Registration coming soon
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, Times TBD, Registration coming soon
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, Registration coming soon
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, Registration coming soon
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

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

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.