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Discipleship at Bethel is about doing life together with hopes of owning our faith. This is all about relationships. It's about building connections with mentors and friends who care about you and your walk with Christ. Through deep dialogue and asking good questions, discipleship groups wrestle to discover the truth of who God is and who we are as Christ-followers.

Shift for First Year Students

From their first day on campus, first year students meet leaders and mentors who help them plug into life at Bethel and navigate their first year of college.Shift in the residence halls takes place on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm. Contact: Pastor Jason Steffenhagen,  

Men's Discipleship

The Men's Upperclass Discipleship Program is designed to provide students opportunies where they can choose a connecting point and invest in their spiritual growth. The following areas that will be provided are from Christian Formation an Church Relations: One on one mentorship, Small Community Groups and Large Group Gathering. Contact: Pastor Paul Kong,


Rooted is a discipleship ministry for women after their first year at Bethel. Rooted students are intent on deepening their relationship with Christ. They do that through testimonies, sharing of lives, scripture, and prayer. Rooted takes place in the Seminary Chapel on Thursday nights at 9:00pm. Contact: Pastor Donna Johnson,


A discipleship group for Bethel students who identify as LGBTQ+ and same-sex attracted, Prism is a community designed to provide a space for students to share their stories. The group desires to see one another move toward Christ-likeness by engaging Scripture and other resources that help in a person’s spiritual formation and faith development. Contact: Pastor Jason Steffenhagen,  


Have questions or ideas about discipleship at Bethel? Contact the Office of Christian Formation at Jason Steffenhagen at

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