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Student Ministry

Welcome to Bethany Youth Ministry!

If you are in grades 6-12, we want you to join us. We like to hang out, play games, sing loud, and build relationships that last a lifetime. Pastor Jacob Nielsen leads a team of amazing staff who intentionally build into the lives of students, helping them grow to live and love like Jesus. Parents, The Student Ministry Team and I greatly appreciate your partnership. Whether that is encouraging your child to invite friends or the ability to help give rides to and from events. It truly takes a community to help make ministry happen! Stay informed & sign up for our weekly email list by clicking here. Follow us on Instagram: bethanysmlb

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Jacob Nielsen

Student Ministry Pastor


Sunday Mornings 

9:00 - 10:30 AM | High School Room upstairs in the Foxhoven Building 

Sunday Morning Bible Study through the Psalms: One of the Bible’s most famous books, the Book of Psalms centers around worship and prayer in the varied perspectives on life. Written by several authors and spanning a wide emotional spectrum, the book offers insights into how humanity processes its life within its faith in and relationship with God. Join us as we study a different Psalm each Sunday for the next 6 weeks.

Feb 25th - April 7th

  • Psalm 19 - Psalm of Prayer
  • Psalm 107 - Psalm of Thanksgiving
  • Psalm 88 - Psalm of Lament
  • Psalm 21 - Royal Psalm
  • Psalm 119 - Wisdom Psalm
  • Psalm 98 - Hymns

Wednesday Nights 

7:00 - 8:30 PM | Upstairs in the Foxhoven Building

Middle school (6th–8th grade) and high school (9th–12th grade) students receive weekly, biblical teaching and worship in the large group gathering. In age and gender-specific small groups, students talk about biblical passages and topics, learn how to grow in their spiritual life, and have space to ask for prayer or confess sin. 

Wednesday night series: Living the Dream: The same God who lives in close relationship with us through covenant relationship also calls us to the responsibility of representing Him by exercising the Kingdom authority and power which He gives us. We are charged to be ambassadors and emissaries who represent our King in the world. And as we live out this one charge by being in charge thanks to God’s authority and power, we will see God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.

  • Week 1 – Depths of Despair (Genesis 37:12-36)
  • Week 2 – Glimmers of Hope (Genesis 39:21-40:23)
  • Week 3 – Seat of Power (Genesis 41:14-44) 
  • Week 4- Forgiveness for all (Genesis 50:15-21) 

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Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe." 1 Timothy 4:12