BEFC STudent ministries

If you spend any time around our church at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love students. They're smart. They're funny. They're bold. And they're bursting with potential. We truly believe that the middle and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making.

That's why student ministry is such a huge part of what we do at our church. We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and truly learn to listen to His leading in their lives. And maybe even have a little fun while they're at it! After all, if life in Christ is truly the best life we can live, shouldn't we encourage our students to enjoy living it to the fullest?

We know that the middle and high schools years are a time where students are most in need of kindness, community, and someone to walk alongside them as they grow. Our student ministry provides just that, connecting students with one another as well as with leaders who want to support them in their journeys. Both middle and high school groups meet weekly, each focusing on worship, teaching, and small groups to encourage students in their faith.


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JhM (Junior High Ministry)

JHM exists for 6-8th grade students. Everything is tailored to engage junior high students with God's word, community, fun, and service to the world around them. 


WHY WE EXIST:


Our prayer is that each JHM student:


  • Surrenders To A Gospel-Centered Life
  • Hungers To Know God
  • Embraces Christian Community
  • Engages With Their Surroundings
  • Desires to Worship God
  • Invests in Multiplying Disciples



WHEN DO WE MEET? 


JHM Meets on Sunday morning at 11:00 am-12:00 pm. During this service we engage in a game and  engage in God's word.


JHM Small Groups (7th/8th grade only) meet on Wednesday night at 6:30-8:00 pm. This is for students who want to grow deeper in their faith and develop relationships with their peers. 



CURRENT SERIES:

Elements: The Building Blocks of Faith

HSM (High school Ministry)

High school can be difficult. You are trying to find your place in the world, you want to make a difference, and you want to figure out what you really believe.


WHY WE EXIST:


Our prayer is that each HSM student:

  • Surrenders To A Gospel-Centered Life
  • Hungers To Know God
  • Embraces Christian Community
  • Engages With Their Surroundings
  • Desires to Worship God
  • Invests in Multiplying Disciples


WHEN DO WE MEET? 


HSM exists for 9-12th grade students and meets on Sunday night at 6:00-8:00 pm.


During this time we hanging out with each other, worship God, engage in God's Word, and grow deeper through small groups.



CURRENT SERIES:

Threads: Discovering the Thread of the Gospel Through the Big-Picture Story of the Bible




Helpful Resources

Helping parents do family better.

  • Click this link to check out some great video based training/teaching to help you navigate as you parent your children: 


    https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Library/6

  • The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. 


    They accomplish this by:

    • Helping parents understand and respond to the complex world of their children and teens from a distinctively Christian point of view.  
    • Equipping teenagers to deal with the challenges of adolescence.  
    • Raising the youth culture awareness of youth workers, parents and educators, thereby helping them increase their effectiveness with parents, children and teens.

    https://cpyu.org/

  • This is a resource created by the reThink group and their goal is to remind you why what you do is so important. To help you focus on what matters most. To discover parenting along with you, so you know you’re not in this alone. Not all at once. Just little by little.


    http://theparentcue.org/

  • Jim Burns founded Homeword in 1985. He is passionate about equipping families for success. Homeword does this through daily radio programs, an extensive web site – with one of the best monthly parent newsletters you can find anywhere, and lots of quality print material.


    https://homeword.com/

  • Jonathan McKee's site aims to equip parents through a series of helpful articles and training. 


    http://www.thesource4parents.com/

  • Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. They provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.



    http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens.aspx

BEFC Youth Christmas PArty

Do you like lazer tag, bowling, arcarde, ugly sweaters, and pizza? If you answered yes to one or all of those things then you're in luck! 


Join us on Sunday, January 7th from 4-9 pm at River City Extreme, 3875 School Blvd, Monticello, Minnesota 55362, for unlimited bowling, laser tag and arcade play!


The cost of the event will be $18 per person (it's 15.99 plus tax). This will be a great night of fun and food will be provided. If you plan on going please email bracston@buffalofree.org


Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater and bring a friend! This event is for 6th-12th grade students!