Youth Ministry serves students grade 5 through grade 8. Our programming shepherds these students, in transition from being children to young adults, by pointing them to Christ through teaching, worship, and small group interaction.


  • Registration for Camp is Open: For more information and to register, visit this link.
  • April 16: No Wednesday Connection—Holy Week Break
  • April 18: Good Friday Outreach for Jr Highers 
  • April 20: No Sunday School—Easter Break
  • May 7: Last night of Kid's Connection—Parents, bring home your child's workbook the last day they are in class.
  • June 8: Last day of Sunday School—Parents, bring home your child's workbook the last day they are in class.
  • Is the Lord moving you to serve this coming school year in any age (0–18)? Find out more.

Weekly Programming (September–June)

  • Sunday School classes meet during the 11:00am service 
  • Wednesday Connection is 6:15–8pm North and Downtown (South is welcome to join Downtown)
  • If your children plan to regularly attend classes:

Transition Years Activities and Events

From a day at the zoo to sons and fathers learning to worship God together, each event is designed to knit the hearts of the child with their parents and with the Lord. Each event:

  • Provides opportunities for parents to spend time with their grade 5 through grade 8 children in a variety of settings
  • Gives parents creative ways to engage their Transition Year (TY) child which are transferrable to the home setting

For more information, see the Family Life page.

Special Activities and Events

  • Camp 
  • Fall Event
  • Winter Retreat
  • Jr High JAMS 
    • Every other week during the summer
    • Available to those entering grade 7 through grade 9 in the fall
    • To enjoy Jesus and the fellowship of his people through food, various activities, worship-in-song, and biblical teaching

Related Ministries

  • Disability Ministry Contact: Brenda Fischer (DT/South), 612-746-2650 x675 or Lee Burtman (North), 612-455-0800 x736
  • Adventure Girls seeks to involve Bethlehem girls, moms, and other women (Downtown) in reaching out to unbelieving girls. Contact: Marlene Johnson at 952-884-3982
  • Father's Light Mentors, formerly Life Coaches for Kids, connects trained mentors with children from single-parent homes. Mentor and child meet weekly. Contact: John Supica, 612-338-7653 x735
  • S.A.Y. Yes! Contact: Toph Majors, 612-600-4879
  • Cub Scouts Contact: Chris Paschen (North), 651-779-0874 or Kurt Hagedorn (DT), 612-594-9788
  • Boy Scouts Contact: Greg Mott (DT), 612-548-4734 or Jeff Olson (North), 651-492-3673
  • Children’s Choirs

Related Resources

How Can I Volunteer?

We are always in need of more volunteers. Learn about how you can get involved.

Youth Ministry Contact Information

  • Downtown Campus: Contact Connie Oman, 612-338-7653 x485
  • North Campus: Contact Annika Nyman, 612-455-0800 x808
  • South Campus: Contact Rebekah Tucker, 612-746-2650 x657
  • Special Activities and Events: Contact Kevin Dau, 612-338-7653 x493
  • Transition Year Events: Contact via email

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