Bethlehem Lutheran Church Sun Prairie, WI


SoulFire (Grades 9-12)

We meet about twice a month.  We spend our time in high-energy fellowship and strive to provide a come-as-you-are, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students can gather with fellow Christians, have fun and be nourished in their walk with Christ. We are fully aware that it is difficult to be faithful as a young adult in our culture today, so we work to equip and encourage our students. Our goal in whatever we do — service projects, Bible studies, fellowship events, hanging out — is to relish in our God-given gift of faith and grow together in Christ.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

School’s out for summer!!!  That may be true, but our SoulFire youth group is going strong!  We have several fun events—most of which came via the recommendation of our students.  All of these SoulFire events are offered for our soon-to-be freshman (9th grade) through our graduating seniors.

Sunday Morning Power Hour

We know plants and people need certain elements to grow. But what does a teenager’s faith need to grow? To grow a dynamic faith, teenagers must know God and His ways. They must understand what God expects of His people. And they must be able to see the world through the lens of God and His character. In a world increasingly opposed to the things of God, where can students go to find the necessary truths to cultivate a vibrant faith?

Our 9th-12th grade students will spend our 9:15am Power Hour with a new study called: “Amplify.”  This is a powerful study that equips students to grow a dynamic faith by studying core spiritual truths. We know your kids are busy trying to balance school with work schedules, sports and a social calendar.  Please encourage your kids to be there.  Let your church come alongside you to help your child grow a faith that lasts!

“Life-Sized Board Game Night” on October 14 from 6pm to 8pm

State Fair Day on January 13

Inspired by a prior summer event, we will have State Fair Day at church on Sunday, January 13, from 6pm to 8pm. Bring anything you’d like to be fried – oreos, hot dogs, chocolate candy, etc.  We’ll provide the batter for  dipping and the fryer for cooking! We’ll have fun with some classic State Fair games as well!  RSVP to Pastor Steve or DCE Jan.

“Boulder’s Rock Climbing Gym!” on January 27

On Sunday, January 27, we’ll have some high flying fun at Boulder’s Rock Climbing Gym. The cost will be about $14. Nothing better than testing your strength and seeing how high you can go! Meet at church at 4pm.  Will return by 6pm.  RSVP to Pastor Steve or DCE Jan.

Valentine’s Dinner on February 10

Our annual Valentine Dinner will be on Sunday, February 10, this year from 5pm to 6:30pm. Get dressed up and come enjoy a nice meal prepared by a member of our youth group! Plan to have a pre-Valentine date-night with Jesus and your youth group friends!

Swimming & Sundaes on February 24

Make use of your swim gear…even in the winter! Join us on Sunday, February 24, from 6pm to 7:30pm for some swim time and fun! Eat your dinner (including your vegetables) before you come, but save room for a sundae – ice cream will be provided but bring a topping to share with others!  RSVP to Pastor Steve or DCE Jan.