Wesley Church offers a nontraditional youth ministry that emphasizes the journey of discipleship through missions and mentors. While youth in Sixth through Twelfth Grade have the opportunity to attend their own regular weekly education classes, mission opportunities, service projects, and small groups as well as mission-focused events and trips, they are encouraged to become a part of the overall life of the church by taking part in church-wide education and mission opportunities. Youth who are active at Wesley Church and want to join the church, may attend a class held from Ash Wednesday until Pentecost called Young Inquirers. This mentor-based class alternates between one-on-one mentor sessions and group-teaching sessions with the pastor and staff.
The next Youth Group Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This will be a combined meeting for grades 6 through 12, with Middle School and High School break out sessions.
Sunday School Curriculum for Middle and High School:
Our Sunday School curriculum is Whole People of God, and is based on the Revised Common Lectionary. This curriculum provides weekly age-level lessons that help link the lessons in the classrooms to the message taught in the Sunday morning worship services.
Seventh graders and older can explore the meaning of faith during Young Inquirers sessions. They are scheduled during the Season of Lent. The students learn about taking the vows of church membership as a fulfillment of the promises that their parents made at their baptism. If a student has not been baptized, he or she learns about taking those vows for themselves prior to the ritual of church membership. Young Inquirers who choose to, become church members on Pentecost . Connect with Susan.
Youth are encouraged to be part of service projects and events that involve the total church membership. Youth centered projects are planned together by our minister to youth and young adults and youth. Connect with Susan.
How can we encounter the world right here on our own doorsteps? One way is by helping to fight hunger and poverty in the socially and ethnically diverse areas of our city.
Every October Wesley Church walks to raise money and awareness for poverty here in Bethlehem and around the world by joining the CROP Hunger Walk—that’s the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Hunger Walk.
Ten to fifteen percent of the money we raise goes to local ministries like New Bethany Ministries and Victory House. Please stop by the CROP Walk table in the atrium to join us in our efforts to raise money and awareness to overcome poverty both here and around the world!