Thanks for clicking the link to get here (we really appreciate it) Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch. Registering does NOT guarantee that your home will be used. As the date approaches though, student registrations come in fast and furious. We need homes ready to go for our admin team to use. We WILL let you know what is happening as we progress.

Need more info? Download our Host Home Info sheet by clicking here -> Host Home Info

 

We have a NFL Fantasy Football league for BC Students. There will be prizes for every place from first to last (First place prize is worth $20!) OK so $20 isn’t going to make you rich but it is pretty cool. Once the field is full, we’ll announce what the prizes are. REGISTER TODAY!

GO GO GO!

BASIC INFO:

Join Here: CLICK FOR LEAGUE

League ID: 6506571

League Password: junglepong

 


Hey! We are SO thankful for our volunteers. We had an awesome volunteer kick-off on Sunday (8.18). We will be posting a recap soon for those of you who could not make it.

We want to know more about YOU! Would you take a quick moment to fill out this brief survey?

2018 Annual Volunteer Survey

Help us know you better! Real and honest answers only benefit you more 😉

Please give us a valid email address to stay in contact with you

Movie series' can count too. Although it is bold to pick the best out of a movie franchise 🙂

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Hey there! This survey won’t take very much time at all. However, it will help us GREATLY as we work through our plan for the year. We want to partner with you and pray for you. Thank you for taking a moment to fill out this quick survey!

Night of Fun with something for EVERYONE!

Pineapples, Exploding Kittens, Dodgeball and the Battle of the Syncing Lips

Everything you need to know about August’s coolest event!

DATE: Wednesday, August 8th
TIME: 6:00p-9:00p
BONUS: 9:00p-10:00p is smores at the firepit!
LOCATION: Bethlehem Church Student Center (map)
WHO IS INVITED: High School and Middle School Students
COST: Event is free. Dinner will cost a little
SPEAKING OF FOOD: Will’s Doggin’ It Food Cart will provide dinner for $3.00 +/-

LOOKING FOR OUR REGISTRATIONS (Lip Sync Battle AND Volunteer???) Scroll down!

As Summer begins to wind down and the school year  quickly approaches, we are turning up the heat and hosting the BIGGEST party of the summer… and you just got invited.

Will it be fun? Absolutely! We have something for everyone. Crazy battles on the dodgeball field for you insane people that like to hurl playground balls at each other. Volleyball for those of you who “dig” that stuff. Knockout… it’s a basketball thing. BUT WAIT… that’s not for you? We have some of the most obscure and awesome card games and board games. Get to know knew friends or hang out with your crew inside in the A/C playing some intense games! Speaking of games… is that the “Battle Bus” I hear? Yep a video game area. A fishing tournament… Check this out A LIP SYNC BATTLE (Registration Required… scroll down.)

There is SO MUCH STUFF PLANNED! This is EXACTLY what you need to cap off this summer.

Here are some things you can expect at Pineapple Mayhem:

  • Knockout
  • Corn Hole
  • Ladder Toss
  • Obstacle Course
  • Dodge Ball
  • VolleyBall
  • Limbo
  • Fishing Tournament
  • Fortnite “BC Students” Level Up Challenge
  • Wii Games
  • Exploding Kittens
  • King of Tokyo
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Snake Oil
  • Card Games
  • Pineapple Themed Crowd Games
  • Will’s Doggn’ It Deli Cart for Dinner… AWESOME
  • Professional Photo Booth… free
  • Door prizes and a gift for everyone
  • Awards to the “King” and “Queen” of ALL game areas
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Smores at the firepit as event concludes

That is a LOT. You being there will make it awesome. Stay tuned for the “Three Friends and A Pineapple Challenge”

REGISTER FOR THE LIP SYNC BATTLE!

Solo or Group… bring your A-Game

The lip sync battle is going to be the FINAL event of the night. It will be the one EVERYONE is waiting for. Throughout the entire evening, our panel of judges will be auditioning every act. Prior to the conclusion of the night, the top FOUR acts will be announced and they will compete for The Golden Pineapple. Each act will have the opportunity to perform for 2 minutes. Songs must be approved by the judges prior to the night of the event. This means if you have a 6 minute song that you just LOVE… choose your favorite 2 minute segment to “sing.” Costumes and crazy attitudes are expected…Now, register.

Register your group below. We are giving you the opportunity to have a stage name. Now go on rock star… go get that Golden Pineapple.

PARENTS – VOLUNTEERS

Join our Pineapple Mayhem team TODAY!

We LOVE when parents join up to help these events reach 10 on the AWESOME-METER. Would YOU consider helping out on August 8th? From our registration team to the tear down team, we have many spots where you can help.

Simply fill out the registration form below and click submit. Stuart, Cody, or Brittany will be in touch with all of the details!

 

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE GUYS!!

You made it!  You’re at the end of your eight grade year and about to make the jump into High School!  Before we get there, we want to give you one final ‘hurrah’ and have a night we all come hang out at the student center to celebrate this HUGE moment in your life!  Here’s the info you’ll need to know:

When:

Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm (Drop-Off)

Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 am (Pick Up)

Where:

Student Center @ Bethlehem Church South Campus

What to Bring:

Change of Clothes

Sleeping Bag/Pillow and Blankets

Toiletries (suggested not required)

Game System and/or TV (if you have one – they will be secured when not in use)

Cost:

NONE!  This is totally FREE!

Registration (So we know how much food to get!): 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6:00pm: Arrive and set up game systems

6:30pm: Learn to Grill (Cook Steaks)

8:00pm: Bonfire w/S’mores

9:30pm: Come inside for FORTNITE (and whichever other games you wish to bring – please no ‘M’ rated games)

8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am: Pickup

 

That’s it!  Can’t wait to see YOU there!

Starting this year, we are planning on having 3 volunteer trainings throughout the year. For these trainings, we will be inviting ALL volunteers in our student ministry to participate. (We also will provide dinner. Our first one is in October!

PLEASE RSVP BELOW

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 19
WHERE: Student Center – South Campus
DINNER: 6:00-6:30p (RSVP BELOW)
TRAINING: 6:30-7:30p
FOCUS TOPIC: Relationship Building
FOR WHO: ALL student ministry volunteers from the tent to the LifeGroup!
CAMPUS: This is an ALL campus training!
DINNER PROVIDED: Baked Spaghetti (Hopefully prepared in our NEW KITCHEN!)

HERE IS THE FORM TO RSVP

To simply see the needs we have right now… please scroll to the bottom of this post.
To learn why we are doing this… read on!

Thanks for stopping by. After writing the title, I wasn’t sure you would come but you did. This post is both a request and an information piece about what God is doing in the lives of our students. You are a big part of that and that is why I believe that God brought you here… to this blog post. So, please take a moment to read what is happening, why we are doing it, and how you might be used to change the life of a teenager with a couch (or a loveseat, a rug, a table… etc)

“A well designed youth space is an integral part of a well run student ministry” I read this not long ago when researching how we could better serve our students. I couldn’t agree with this statement more. The whole article “How To Design A Youth Room”encouraged us to move forward with some of our revitalization efforts. It is definitely worth the read (Click Here To Read) Overall, what we read caused us to see that much of where our students sit and the place that they worship was an afterthought. Students pick up on this quickly and soon believe that they too are an afterthought to their church. We knew things needed to change.

Comfortable spaces make it easier to pay attention! This year, we intentionally made the move to change our Student LifeGroups away Sunday morning. Our High School LifeGroup meets at the Student Center on Sunday nights from 6-8pm and our Middle School on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. We’ve done this to allow students time together when they are most likely to engage in discussion… and we are seeing awesome connection! However our LifeGroup spaces are anything but awesome and we want to change that starting now. Our goal is to create 6 incredible “living rooms” along the sides of our student center where our life groups can meet. We’ve begun the process with one set of our couches and the response has been nothing short of amazing.


Here is our need:

  • Couches* – 10 three to four seat couches
  • Love Seats* – 10 two seat love seats
  • End Tables – 6 or 7 end tables to hold lamps, Bibles, pens, etc
  • Coffee/Center Tables – 6 or 7 tables for center of “Living Rooms”
  • Area Rugs – 5 Area rugs from 6′-8′ in length
  • Wall Picture Frames – Looking for ALL sizes of picture frames

*Couch/Love Seat Donation Guidelines

  1. We are looking for good quality furniture. Not necessarily fancy but in good condition.
  2. Furniture should have little or no pet hair on it at all. Ideally none because of allergies
  3. Absolutely no urine smell to it (have an honest friend do a sniff test for you)
  4. We can come pick up if needed!

CAN YOU HELP? Email cody@bethlehembc.com


Did You Know?

Currently, BC Students ministers to an average of 250 students per month! This year alone, we have seen 1000 unique students come through the door of the student center for one of our 4 services each week. On top of that, thanks to FCA we have served dinner to 7 area high school football teams, hosted YoungLife All Area Club, enjoyed an incredible KJ-52 concert and of course… 180 Weekend.


But You Said Revitalization… it can’t be just about couches, can it?

Entrance – Currently, we are in the process of installing 9 led lights overhead when you walk into the student center so that the first steps into our building are bright and inviting.

Kitchen – If you haven’t been to the student center in a while, you might be shocked by this one. With the number of students we feed a week, our oven and fridge just weren’t cutting it. Through some generous giving of finances and HUNDREDS of donated hours, our kitchen has been completely revamped with a double oven, a massive stovetop with 6 burners, a large griddle, dishwasher, deep sink and more! WOW!

Chairs – This year we brought in new, lighter and very durable chairs for our seating in the student center. These have allowed for our seating to be very portable and for clean-up to be made real easy. It has also eliminated the problems of stains on our super awesome chairs.

Floors – Starting with the kitchen floors, we will be revitalizing the floors of the student center. Hundreds of kids making traffic through the student center takes its toll over the years. We’ll remedy that soon!

Outdoors – One of our own students is currently pursuing his Eagle Scout badge. For his final project, he will be building an outdoor chapel setting by the lake. We will also be doing various landscaping projects by the summer of 2018!

 

 

 

….and we’re on Snapchat. I know… don’t choke on your latte as you read this but check this out.

From the early days of Snapchat, we have encouraged students and parents to not install and use the app. In it’s original form, Snapchat provided students with easy access to trouble. We have walked several families through very trying times that were a result of poor choices with this app. As a youth ministry it wasn’t something we could encourage our students to use… and so we did not have a Student Ministry Snapchat.

Times have changed as has every social media platform.

Truth is… Since these electronic boxes called computers have come out and these tiny smartphones have occupied our pockets, people have found ways to use them negatively. Politicians using email for unscrupulous purposes, men and women having affairs through Facebook. All the platforms since Snapchat has hit the App stores have changed their format to imitate what has made Snap so popular. So really, at this point, there is no “safe” platform. Rather… as we should be saying all the time, it is about making right choices.

So this weekend, with the encouragement of some leaders around the country, a couple incredible articles written by some incredibly smart people, and three intelligent students, the decision was made for BC Students to enter the world of Snapchat. We may not change the entire world by doing this but we are praying that we can be an encouragement to students who will connect with us there.

Truth:

  • Truth… Just about all of our students are communicating on Snapchat. We should be there.
  • Snap still has the potential for harm and we will be ever vigilant in protecting our students and the integrity of the ministry
  • Parents… if your child is on Snapchat… you should be too. No apps on phones that you don’t have a basic understanding.
  • Together… we CAN make a difference through EVERYthing that God has given us… including Snapchat. Follow us, as we follow Christ and proclaim HIM in this new (for us) way.

Keep praying for us as leadership! Oh and I guess we should say…

AMOS or should we say A(us)OS: bcstudentsnc

We need at least FOUR Parent Volunteers!
Would you consider serving on the BC Students Ministry team at Bethlehem Church? We need a couple volunteers at 9:00am and two at 10:30am. Your job? Hang out at the student ministry tent just outside of the Worship Center on Sunday mornings. Give out donuts to EVERYONE (Man people love those donuts,) help students find the Student Center, give out calendars, parent cues, etc. to parents… that’s it. This is a TOP priority for our team and we would LOVE to have you guys there! Interested? Fill out the form below!