BETHANY STUDENTS

Welcome 2021

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

Hello!

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

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

Missions

For more information about upcoming mission opportunities with the Student Ministries of Bethany UMC please use the button below.
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Ascend

Join us on Sunday evenings for dinner, fellowship, and worship!

Donate

Make payments for upcoming events here.

Donate

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Forms

Very exciting (but necessary) forms for Parents & Students.

Forms

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

Who's driving this bus?

Leadership

Meet ASCEND's Youth Council & Leadership
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ASCEND UPDATES!

Sign up for ASCEND's weekly newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening with ASCEND, weekly devotions, and information about upcoming events!

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ASCEND Opportunities

Youth Council

YOUTH COUNCIL

The youth council is formed by a group of students who meet with the goal of furthering the mission of ASCEND. Their responsibilities include: taking leadership during our large group Gatherings, planning events, helping decide on sermon series, finding mission opportunities, and just being generally awesome. The application opens every summer in July, and the council runs from August-July for the year.

Youth Band

ASCEND PRAISE BAND

ASCEND's Youth Band leads worship for our large group Gatherings. If you sing our play an instrument and feel called to help lead praise and worship for ASCEND please contact Mike Jeter in the box below.
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Ascend Adult Volunteers

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

CONFIRMATION

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!"

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 Sunday of the month.  During this meeting 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 rest of the month 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.  Please fill out ASCEND’s Small Group Survey so we can place you in a small group to best serve your needs.

Ascend Kick-off Event on Sunday, September 13th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be a night of shaping our new year, fellowship, worship, and of course…the Pelican Snowballs Truck!

We are incredibly excited to welcome you into the Ascend Youth Group. 

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!

Blessings,
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.

Ascend

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Worship

Word

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The first 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 rest of the month, 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!!!