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COVID-19 Update: Living The Questions will be offered VIRTUALLY this summer

Bethel University's Youth Theology Institute seeks to help high school students grow as truth-seekers and world-changers, through creating space to dialog about culturally relevant topics. Each year the topic focuses on how faith intersects with one of these topics: justice, science or media.


Opportunities for High Schoolers

  • Living The Questions: A 10-month leadership experience that begins with a week on Bethel’s campus followed by mentor experience, service project, and two retreats.                            
  • Winter Thaw: An overnight retreat in January that allows students to explores how faith intersects with a culturally relevant topic.

Opportunities for Churches

  • Youth Crew: Bring a team of Bethel students to your church for a free night of youth programming. The program includes a lesson, small group discussion and interactive games. We are scheduling dates for the months of January- April.                                                                       
  • Parent Workshops: Host a  1-2 hour workshop for parents of middle- and high-schoolers. Workshops are designed to help parents explore ways to engage with their student around culturally relevant topics.


For more Information

Contact program director Katie Friesen Smith at or call 651.638.6117.


Funded by a Lilly Grant. Sponsored by Christian Camp Pro.

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