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Living the Questions

Date July 14 - July 23, 2017
Instructions for GuestsSee the website for more details at bethel.edu/living-the-questions.
CostCost is $295 for the 10-day stay at Bethel. This covers lodging, food, materials, and transportation to and from service-learning sites.
RegistrationRegistration will open in January 2017. 
SponsorsBethel University, with funding through Lilly Endoment, Inc.

Event Description

Living the Questions is a youth theology institute two-part program for high school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades who like to discuss faith questions, desire to turn their faith into action, show leadership potential, or are interested in justice. 

2017 Theme: Justice and Faith

Living the Questions begins when a diverse group of high school students come together for a 10-day summer experience at Bethel University. Students will be invited to explore questions that arise at the intersection of justice and faith: What is biblical justice? Who are the oppressed in our culture today? How can I do justice? At the end of the summer experience, students participate in a 10-month leadership experience. During the 10-month leadership experience, students will meet monthly with an adult from their local church or home community. Together, they will continue to explore how to dialogue and reflect on faith questions.

During Living the Questions, students will experience:

  • Workshops with Bethel faculty and community leaders
  • Service-learning experiences to put faith in action
  • Small-group discussions and activities 
  • Bethel’s award-winning food
  • Interactive games and worship
  • New friendships with other students
  • A mentoring relationship with an adult


Contact Living the Questions Director Katie Friesen Smith at 651.638.6803 or smikatj@bethel.edu