Youth Ministries

Wednesday Night Youth

7- 8pm

Wednesday Night Youth meets in the High School Youth room at 7pm and has discussions on different biblical principles, current events, and issues that teens face. All students grades 6th-12th are welcome!

Sunday Youth

5- 6:30 pm

On Sundays we gather in the High School Youth room at 5pm for a brief time of fellowship before Bible Study.

Making Disciples

The Youth Ministry of Bethesda cannot happen without the help of our amazing volunteers! We love having adults come and invest their time getting to know our students and spending time helping our students to grow in their faith.

Join the Conversation

Sunday School

Sunday School is an opportunity for our students to engage with scripture. All Youth meet in the High School room at 10:00 am. Classes are taught by rotating Adult Volunteer teachers and focus on various Bible studies throughout the year. Students will be able to hear messages, discuss their faith, and grow together in their relationship with Jesus.

Special Events

We love doing things together!! We plan special events throughout the year, including:

  • Retreats
  • Super Bowl Party
  • Valentine’s Dinner
  • Open Youth Room
  • Lock-ins
  • Concerts

Some Sunday nights we will forego our regular schedule and have game night, movie night, and other things of that nature. We would love for you to join us! Check our Thrive Bethesda Youth Ministry social media accounts for updates.  Facebook- Thrive: Bethesda UMC Youth Ministry, Instagram- thrive.bumc.  Visit Other Ways to Get Involved for information about our big service opportunities, Salkehatchie & Santahatchie!

Confirmation Class

Confirmation classes take place during the Spring each year.  This ministry focuses on preparing youth for full membership in the United Methodist Church, with a focus on church history, principles, teachings, and sacraments. Students learn about discipleship and their role in the church body. Contact Seth Wright or Pastor Judson for more information.


To acolyte is one of the first acts of service for children to serve God in the church.  If you have a child/youth in 2nd grade through 6th grade, please encourage them to participate in our Acolyte Ministry. The Service Rotation is typically every other month and training is provided.

Permission Slips and Medical Release Forms

In an effort to conform to our Safe Sanctuary Policy at Bethesda, please remember to fill out a Permission Form, communication form, and Medication Form for the year so that your student can attend outings/events with our church.