Welcome 2021

Find out what is ASCEND's plan for 20-21!


Click the link below to find ASCEND's welcome letter from Mike


Our Student Ministry is focused on making an impact through missions.


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Please click the button below to be taken to our various forms for the 2020-2021 ASCEND year!


Who's driving this bus?


Meet ASCEND's Youth Council & Leadership
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2020 has been a year like none other!  We have navigated our way through these wild times and are excited for what will come with ASCEND in this new year!

ASCEND’s large group Gathering will happen the first and third  Sunday of the month.  During these meetings we will follow the worship protocols of Bethany UMC’s Word & Table Service.  We will gather for fellowship, play games, our Youth Band will lead us in Praise and Worship, and a message relevant to our Youth will be given.

The other Sundays ASCEND will gather in small groups.  Where we will really dive into God’s Word together, lift each other up in prayer, and build lasting community to support one another as we make our way through this new normal.  We are incredibly excited to welcome you into the Ascend Youth Group. 

October is a busy month for ASCEND, check out our calendar of events and join us for some fun, fellowship, and time spent in the Word.

If you have any questions, concerns, want to chat about something or grab a taco or coffee please feel free to reach out to me. I can be reached by email at mjeter@bethany-umc, cell phone at (843) 261-3766, or the office at (845) 429-1849.

I am so excited to get a chance to hang out with you as we embark upon this wild new adventure!

Mike Jeter

Ascend Missions

Every month Ascend seeks to serve the community by having a Mission Night during one of the Sunday evening programs. By giving back to the community, we believe that we become better committed disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • Mission nights have included:
    • Packing Thanksgiving Baskets
    • Community Thanksgiving Dinner Servers
    • Writing letters to natural disaster victims
    • Volunteering at Bethany Fall Festival
    • Help with the annual Easter Egg Hunt
    • Flowertown Festival Parking
    • Serving at Home of Hope
    • Volunteering at Living Christmas Story
    • Serving at Bethany Tea Room

We believe that, as followers of Jesus Christ, that we are to live on mission at all times. It is important to give our students mission opportunities to create a mission minded culture.







The first and third Sunday night of each month are ASCEND GATHERINGS!  We come together  to play games, spend time in fellowship, worship the Lord through song, pray,  and receive a message relevant to students today is offered.

The other Sundays, ASCEND will meet in small groups, lift each other up in prayer, and dive deeper to the message together. 

ASCEND will also have special events through-out the year to provide mission opportunities, fellowship activities, and community building.

During this time of COVID-19 we recognize as people of God we still need to come together in praise and worship our Savior Jesus Christ as we look forward to doing so each week, while at he same time following social distant protocols and wear masks to care for the safety and well being of all participants.

Small groups

Small groups are the backbone of ASCEND, the “micro-church” home for our youth and young adults!  Our small groups  meet throughout the weeks to suit the needs of the individuals and families of each group.  If you would like to be in a small groups, please fill out the form below HERE.

If you have any questions about ASCEND SMALL GROUPS please reach out to Mike Jeter (854-429-1849)

This area is still under construction, but we’re hard at work planning out the most awesome year of ASCEND ever!!!


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ASCEND Opportunities

Ascend Adult Volunteers


While Ascend is the Student Ministry at Bethany, the backbone of the ministry is its adult volunteers. Ascend is always in search of adult volunteers! Adults are needed to help lead small groups, chaperone retreats, and much more!
I'd like to Serve!



Confirmation 2021! Confirmation is traditionally for current 7th graders and other students that desire to participate and have not previously been confirmed. Confirmation is a special time for students as they engage in deeper knowledge of their relationship with Jesus Christ. Confirmation consists of lecture, small group, activities, mission, and a retreat.

"Cultivating a new generation in Christ!"