Bethany offers a variety of ministries and activities for high school aged teens. Get connected to hang out, meet new friends, and get into God's Word.
Bethany is a big supporter of the ave. student ministry in Appleton. We call it our student ministry, along with many other WELS churches in Appleton. The ave. gathers at the Copper Rock Coffee Co. on College Ave. twice a month for study, worship, and growth. Visit their www.theavesm.com for details and a fuller explanation.
In their own words, “The ave. is a community and a cause. It's an avenue through which teens in the Fox Valley can unplug from the life and the spiritual warfare that surrounds them, and in a real way plug into God's Word. God's Word is where everything in our life finds its motivation and is where everything in our life culminates. Through dynamic speakers, peer study of God's Word, conversations, and time in prayer, praise, and reflection, we refocus our perspective at Christ's cross. There the playing field is leveled. At the cross there is no social status, there is no race, there is no clique, there is only the nothing that you bring to Jesus and the everything that he offers you. It doesn't matter who you are. Here, we are his.” (www.theavesm.com/about/)
Sometimes, you just want to get together with your friends and have some fun. Pretty regularly throughout the year, Bethany hosts, organizes, or simply provides resources to allow Bethany students to get together and go have fun. Whether it’s a bowling night, movie night, or campfire night, keep an eye out for the next Bethany student outing that’s coming up!
Each summer, Bethany students have the opportunity to put their faith into action with a student mission trip. Mission trips provide the opportunity to take time out of the busy schedule of life and focus on your relationship with God, and how that relationship affects how you live your life. At the same time, as faith produces action, we grow and learn by exercising that faith that God’s put in our heart.
In addition to the personal benefit of a mission trip, Bethany’s student mission trips help out other individuals and communities as we partner with churches in outreach and aid projects.