Youth Ministries

We Love We Play We Serve We Learn

Attention: There will be no youth group on Tuesday, March 19th or Wednesday, March 20th, due to Spring Break.

Why we are here…

Junior high and high school teens have excitement, enthusiasm, and faith that are vital to our church. In Youth Ministry, we love, we play, we serve, and we learn together as we pursue relationship with Christ.

Service And Leadership Team Applications

Are you a senior, junior, or second-semester sophomore interested in shaping our youth ministry? Apply to join SALT, our Service And Leadership Team. This is a great opportunity for you to serve others, grow in leadership skills, and help our youth ministry be the place you’d like it to be. Click the image or click here to download an application. Give your application to Matt or Kate, or email it to Jenna.

Special Events

High School Spring Break Service Projects – March 18-21

This spring break, invest in our community’s most up-to-the-minute needs in the wake of the Camp Fire. Monday through Thursday of spring break, Refuge teens and their parents are invited to join us for a variety of service projects, the exact nature of which will be determined as we discover the most relevant ways to help. One way we’ll help is to serve dinner at the Jesus Center, which has been affected by the increased needs of our community. If you know of a way we can serve people who were affected by the fire, let us know! In the meantime, please let us know you’re interested in helping so we can plan according to our task force size. We’ll be together from about 8 or 8:30 a.m. to about 5:30 or so Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21. If you have questions, please email Jenna at jchristophersen@bidwellpres.org. 

 

Refuge Winter Retreat – March 29-31

(Register by March 24th)

Last February, Refuge spent a fantastic weekend at La Porte Union Hotel near Lassen National Forest. In the wake of all the chaos and trauma of the Camp Fire, we think getting away and spending quality time with God and our friends is all the more important. Join us in this elegant, historic building (which we get all to ourselves!) for a time to renew and refresh. Depart: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 (Meet at BPC at 3:00 p.m.), return: Around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. We’ll provide transportation, Friday’s dinner through brunch on Sunday, and two nights at this unique, exclusive hotel. Register by March 24th. Cost: $150.

If you signed up for the previously scheduled date and can still attend, please email Jenna to confirm your participation. If you signed up for the previously scheduled date and can no longer attend, please email Jenna to request a refund. If you didn’t sign up before but can now attend, this is your lucky weekend! Click the button below!

Interested in driving? Please email Jenna to learn about the process and the perks (like a delicious meal with the group!).

Senior High Zephyr Point Summer Basecamp – July 7-12

(Register by May 20th)

Join your friends from Refuge at Zephyr Point Senior High Basecamp this summer! Gain deeper insight about who Jesus is and who he has made you, all while enjoying the beauty of his creation on the edge of Lake Tahoe. If you like Jesus and adventures, this is the camp for you! Expect whitewater rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, paddleboarding, swimming, and quality time studying God’s word and learning with friends. Meet at BPC at 1:00 on Sunday, July 8, return in the afternoon July 12.

Cost: $400 (scholarships available — please complete the application at the bottom of this webpage)

Junior High Rock-N-Water Summer Camp – July 23-26

(Register by July 1st)

Join us for a three-day adventure of experiencing the beauty and strength of God’s creation through white-water rafting, hiking, campfires, climbing, and more! Expect quality time with friends, meaningful conversations about faith in Jesus, and loads of fun! We’ll leave BPC at 3:30 p.m. on July 23 and return around 9:30 p.m. on the 26th.

Cost: $350 (scholarships available — please complete the application at the bottom of this webpage)

Weekly Programs

Underground Midweek: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

6th-8th Grade —  top floor of 131 W. 1st St.

Underground AM: Sundays, 10:45 a.m.

6th-8th Grade — Room 015 (downstairs 208 W. 1st St, off the Fellowship Hall)

Refuge Midweek: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

9th-12th Grade —  top floor of 131 W. 1st St.

Refuge AM: Sundays, 10:45 a.m.

9th-12th Grade — top floor of 131 W. 1st St. (attend 10:45 service together)

Junior High Social Media

High School Social Media

Weekly Emails

Want to stay in the loop with upcoming junior high or high school programs and events? Select the email lists most pertinent to your family. 

Texting

To be added to our texting list, text “BPCYOUTH” to 40650 Important: Terms of Service & Privacy Policy Message frequency may be periodic. Msg & Data rates may apply To cancel, send STOP to 40650 at any time. For help, send HELP to 40650 at any time. BPC App: Check out our app by texting “BPCAPP” to 77977.

Service Opportunities for Youth

Whether earning a work scholarship or simply volunteering, we can connect youth with a variety of service opportunities.

Work Scholarship Application

We never want money to be a reason a kid can’t go to an event or retreat. Register for an event using the “scholarship” option, then apply for a work scholarship using the form below. Please be sure to indicate the amount requested, up to 75%. Email completed forms to jchristophersen@bidwellpres.org.

Medical/Liability Form

We want kids to be safe! Every participant in any event must have a BPC medical information/liability release form on file.

SALT Application

If you’re a senior, junior, or second-semester sophomore who would like to take a role in shaping youth ministry at BPC, we invite you to apply for our Service And Leadership Team (SALT).