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Bethel Students is the student ministry at Bethel Baptist Church. It exists to see students become obedient followers of Christ and to live out Matthew 28. Our prayer is to see students come to saving faith in Christ, to pursue their spiritual growth, and as they are going, to make disciples.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office for more information, at (757) 867-8082 or by email.

Youth Bible Fellowship
Sunday Mornings ~ 9:45am

On Sunday mornings our students participate in YBF (Youth Bible Fellowship), which covers 7-12 grade. This small group Bible study time is gender and grade-based and begins at 9:45am.

Sunday Night Fellowship
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On various weeks of the month the student ministry gathers together for different fellowship activities both at the church and throughout the community. Please email Pastor Kevin for details and dates.

The Gathering
Wednesdays ~ 6:30-7:30pm

We also provide a dynamic mid-week large group worship service on Wednesdays called The Gathering from 6:30pm-7:30pm. This is a time where students can worship with their peers while enjoying fellowship together.

The Gathering – Current Series

We just finished walking through the book of 1 John, where we covered every verse in that book over a period of five months. But there is one verse that we intentionally didn’t give much time to. One verse that just thematically and logically didn’t fit with the flow of the rest of the letter. One verse that, when properly considered, is so simple and yet somehow rocks the Christian culture to its foundations. The very last verse. “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” 

That command doesn’t seem complex, John doesn’t even feel the need to add any qualifiers or caveats. But when we turn to actually living out that command, we quickly realize that our hearts are not quite as willing to flee their idols as we would like. We quickly realize why John ended his letter the way he did, because we need all the foundations of that letter in order to battle idolatry well. We quickly realize that it is only as God’s children that we can even battle idolatry in the first place. In this series we are going to be looking into the nature and patterns of our own idolatry to better determine how we can keep ourselves from the idols that our deceived hearts long for. 

Want to hear some previous Gathering Sermons? Click Here.

Upcoming Events

5/24 – Wednesday Night
5/31 – Bundt pickup and delivery
6/04 – Graduation ceremony/lunch
6/07 – First Wednesday
6/14- Spider Man @ Cinemark
7/31-8/4 – Mission Camp!!!
9/22 – Free girls conference hosted by the SBCV

For Parents

Bethel parents are the most important part of Bethel Students. We believe that you are the primary spiritual champions of your home and student’s lives. Our goal as a student ministry is to come alongside the family and support them in living out Deuteronomy 6:4-9 as best as possible. Below are some helpful links to help you with family discipleship:


For Leaders

We are always on the lookout for godly men and women who are willing to come alongside our students and walk with them through the Word, discipleship, and life. If you are interested in serving our student ministry in this capacity, you must contact the church office. Below are the required leadership guidelines and applications that must be completed. Note: Every person interested in working with our students will go through a background check process.

If you are interested in becoming a leader in our Student Ministry, contact Pastor Kevin by email.