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Application for Living The Questions


2018 Application Now Open!

We invite students to apply for Living The Questions who meet the following criteria:

  1. Interest in thoughtfully discussing questions around science and faith
  2. Passion to participate in service projects
  3. Desire to explore one's gifts and God's calling
  4. Looking to grow as a God-honoring leader
  5. Will be going into 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

Students must be willing to participate in both the 7-day summer experience (July 8-14, 2018) and the 10-month leadership experience (August 2018–May 2019).

Application Process

Step 1: Complete the online application, including a short essay.

Space is limited, so apply today!

Before completing the application, please review the application questions section below.

Step 2: Ask a member of your church (i.e. pastor, youth director, small group leader) to submit a recommendation.

Step 3: Students will be notified of acceptance.

Step 4: Ask parent or guardian to complete the online Medical Care Authorization and Bethel Waiver forms by June 1st.

Step 5: Submit payment.

The cost of Living The Questions is $295 USD per student, which covers all aspects of the program (food, housing, travel to and from service learning sites). Local churches are encouraged to support students financially. Double early-bird discounted cost is $245 through May 1. Early-bird discounted cost is $270 through June 1. Discounts can be applied at the time of payment.

If you have any questions, please contact living-the-questions@bethel.edu or 651.638.6117.

Application Questions

When completing the online application, you will not be able to save your work to return to it at a later time. For that reason, we recommend that you take some time to review and complete the following questions prior to working on your application.

The application includes the following two short-answer essay questions. When answering the questions please keep your response to 250-500 words.

  • Briefly share your spiritual journey.
  • Briefly tell us why you would like to participate in Living The Questions.