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Office of Christian Formation and Church Relations

Grow Your Faith on Campus

Worship with Friends

Bethel has a faith-centered community like no other. Set aside time to worship the Lord, especially when things get busy! Parents and guests are always welcome.


10:15–11 a.m., Benson Great Hall

Watch online: vimeo.com/channels/bethelchapel
Apple Podcast: @betheluniversitychapel 


8 and 10 p.m., Benson Great Hall

Study the Word & Be Discipled

Take advantage of residence life staff and volunteers who are committed to walking alongside students at every stage of the college experience. 

“Shift” for First-Year Students 

Shift leaders are like big siblings to Bethel students who are just starting out. Bible study groups are tailored to dorm floors or commuters, giving students a time and place to study the Word and build intentional relationships. Contact your Resident Assistant (RA).

Upperclass Bible Studies

Rooted and Mighty Men are designed for returning students to continue building solid, faith-centered relationships.

Men: Contact paul-kong@bethel.edu for details.
Women: Thursdays, 9 p.m., Lakeside Center

Be Mentored

Students can get connected and walk alongside a staff or faculty member who’s committed to checking in with them, helping them navigate life on campus and plan for the future. 

Woven Lives for Women

Contact woven-lives@bethel.edu to get started.

Men’s Mentoring Program

Contact christian-formation@bethel.edu.

Use Your Gifts

Mission Trips

Each spring break, Bethel sends students to be with, learn from, and serve alongside God and His people around the world. Choose from a number of sites, and apply, on Bethel’s website. 

United Worship Ministries

Returning student vocalists and instrumentalists can audition to lead worship on campus. Contact united-worship@bethel.edu.

Bethel Buddies and Teens

Students serve throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul to learn about the complexities of social inequality. Contact matthew-runion@bethel.edu.

Pray First

Prayer teams meet regularly to lift up the Bethel community, staff/faculty, and students.

Feed Your Mind

The college years are unique! Learn about this stage of life from experts who know and love young people:

  • How to Stay Christian in College (Budziszewski)
    This book guides readers through the foundations of the Christian faith.

  • Walking with Jesus on Campus: How to Care for Your Soul During College (Kellough) 
    Written by a chaplain, this book covers topics like doubt, sexuality, Sabbath, and singleness.

  • Stay Curious (O’Brien)
    Written by an alumna, pastor, and former Bethel resident director, this book encourages asking questions as a way of coming to a deeper faith.

Access the Christian Formation Team

Students can meet with a campus pastor or leader to put together a personalized spiritual growth plan, find out about other resources available on campus, or just hang out!