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Why should I attend Living The Questions?

  • Grow in your relationship with Christ.
  • Explore questions that arise at the intersection of SCIENCE & FAITH.
  • Reflect on your God-given strengths and calling.
  • Gain confidence to live out your faith in the world.
  • Participate in service projects, excursions and fun in the Twin Cities.
  • Get a taste of campus life at an evangelical liberal arts university.

Who is Living The Questions for?

High school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade who like to discuss faith questions, desire to turn their faith into action, show leadership potential, or are interested in science.

Where is Living The Questions held?

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

How long is Living The Questions?

This 10-month leadership experience begins with a 7-day summer program and is followed by regular meetings with an adult mentor.

How much does Living The Questions cost?

The cost is $295. Double early-bird discount of $50 is May 1. Early-bird discount of $25 is June 1. The student's congregation is encouraged to pay part or all of the fee.

What does the cost include?

  • Learning from and building friendships with Bethel faculty, staff, and students
  • Housing
  • All meals
  • All activities, local excursions, and social events
  • 1 or 2 campus visits during the school year
  • T-Shirt

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 June 15th, you will receive all of your money back except for a $50 nonrefundable deposit. After June 15th refunds will not be made, except in cases of emergencies.

Who are the Living The Questions summer staff?

Summer staff are a carefully selected group of Bethel University students who love Jesus and are gifted leaders. Bethel's Director of Living The Questions will also be present during the entire experience.

What do I need to bring?

  • Casual dress (shorts and t-shirts)
  • Bathing suit and beach towel (one-piece for females)
  • 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 if I have other questions?

Additional qustions can be sent to director Katie Friesen Smith at or 651.638.6117.

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