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Why should I attend Living The Questions?

  • Deepen your relationship with Christ.
  • Discover ways that faith intersects and impacts justice, science, and media.
  • Explore your God-given strengths and calling.
  • Learn dialog skills with the contest of community.
  • Participate in service projects, excursions and fun in the Twin Cities.
  • Experience campus life at an evangelical liberal arts university.


Who is Living The Questions for?

High school students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who like to discuss faith questions, desire to turn their faith into action, and show leadership potential.

What's the Leadership Experience and how does it relate to the summer program?

Students have the option of attending both the summer program and the Leadership Experience for the same registration fee. The Leadership Experience is an extension of the summer program that takes place during the academic year. The Leadership Experience includes a mentorship experience, a service-learning project and two retreats at Bethel.

What's the Living The Questions Scholarship?

Students who participate in both the summer program and Leadership Experience are eligible for a one-time $1,000 scholarship if they attend Bethel. Students are able to receive one scholarship for each year they attend Living The Questions.

Where is Living The Questions held?

Living The Questions is hosted by Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 


How much does Living The Questions cost?

The cost is $320. The student's congregation is encouraged to pay part or all of the fee.

What does the cost include?

  • Housing
  • All meals
  • All activities, local excursions, and social events
  • T-Shirt
  • All aspects of the Leadership Experience (i.e. retreats)

If I cancel my registration will my payment be refunded?

Yes, but your refund is contingent upon the date that you cancel. If you cancel before May 1, you will receive all of your money back except for a $50 nonrefundable deposit. After May 1 refunds will not be made, except in cases of emergencies.

What do I need to bring?

  • Casual dress (shorts and t-shirts)
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Raincoat
  • Sweatshirt or lightweight fleece
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Toiletries
  • Bible (you will be given a journal)
  • Pen
  • Optional spending money for Bethel University Campus Bookstore (snacks, clothing, etc.)

What does a typical day look like?

8:30 a.m.—Breakfast

9:15 a.m.—God Element
Students meet to explore Scripture.

10 a.m.—Workshops
Students have an opportunity to learn from and interact with Bethel faculty and staff. Workshops are hands-on and focused around the theme.

12 p.m.—Lunch

1 p.m.—Service Projects

3 p.m. —Free Time

5 p.m.—Dinner

6 p.m.—Dessert & Debrief
Students meet in small groups to reflect and debrief activities from the day.

7 p.m.—Large Group Activity

What if I have questions?

Questions can be emailed to living-the-questions@bethel.edu or 651.638.6117.