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MEDIA & FAITH 2019 Registration opens Jan. 1st!

We invite students to apply for Living The Questions who:

  1. Have an interest in thoughtfully discussing questions around media and faith
  2. Are passionate about participating in service projects
  3. Have the desire to explore their gifts and God's calling on their life
  4. Are 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 7 - 13, 2019) and the 10-month leadership experience (August 2019–May 2020). Registration closes July 1st, 2019.

Application Process

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

Before completing the application, please review the Application Details section below.

Step 2: Students will be notified of acceptance.

Step 3: Have a parent or guardian complete the online Medical Care Authorization and Bethel Waiver forms by June 1st.

Step 4: 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. 

Financial aid is available for eligible applicants. To request a Financial Aid application, please contact us at the information below.

Additional questions and requests can be sent to program director Katie Friesen Smith at living-the-questions@bethel.edu or 651.638.6117.

Application Details

The application includes the following two short-answer essay questions. When answering, please keep responses to 250-500 words. Students will not be able to save their work on the online application to return to it at a later time. For that reason, we recommend that they take some time to review and complete these questions on a separate document prior to starting on the application:

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

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