Welcome to the Youth page!

We are so glad you stopped by to see what Radiate Student Ministries is all about and what we are up to.  We hope you will find some way to be a part of Radiate as a youth, parent or caring adult volunteer - this is our youth community and you are welcome!

Please feel free to look around and always reach out if you have questions or interest in getting involved.  We look forward to connecting with you soon!


Radiate Youth Team

Bethel Christian Fellowship

Radiate Student Ministries

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  • About Radiate Student Ministries
  • Youth Leadership Team
  • Youth Team
  • 2020-2021 Theme: STAND FIRM
  • Radiate News
  • Monthly Parent's Prayer
  • Calendar

About Radiate Student Ministries


Our purpose is to reach youth who do not know Jesus Christ.

We exist to disciple youth into a relationship with Jesus and develop them to disciple others.



We believe prayer is important for ministering to the youth in this generation.  God has something to say and prayer helps to largely connect the hearts of youth to the heart of the Father.  We cannot do what we do without prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer Opportunities:

  • Youth Focused Prayer - Monday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM (Zoom until further notice)
  • Parents Prayer - The first Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM (Prayer Room/Zoom)
  • Youth Intercession - (more details to come)


On Wednesday nights we gather for a time of fellowship, a teaching, small groups and then respond to God in worship and prayer.  Join us from 7-9 PM.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for a time of fellowship fun.  We start promptly at 7 PM.

We will seek the Lord as a youth community. Our theme this year is "Stand Firm". We learn together in fellowship, worship, prayer ministry and the word of God.   We are learning to love Jesus, join us! 


Our youth love to go to camp and retreats.  We try to host retreats twice a year and head to camp in the summer for Junior High and Senior High Camp weeks.


Throughout the year, we plan fun events for our youth like The Blitz!  Almost all the youth love this event and it is one of the highlights of the year.  We also do theme nights, Arts Night, Game Night and other fun sorts of things.


Our youth community is made of youth, parents and caring adult volunteers.  We would love to have you get involved in some way.  It takes a village to raise a child and a community so that no youth falls through the cracks.  We want this to be a safe community and for those who need a family, your tribe.


You may be curious about what we are all about and the best way to see is to come visit us on a Wednesday night at 7pm.  We meet at Bethel Christian Fellowship located at 1466 Portland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104.  You are welcome any time to check us out.  We are a community learning to seek Jesus, love the Lord because of His great love for us, going deeper with the Holy Spirit and developing as disciples who disciple others.  If this sounds interesting to you, you are welcome anytime to check it out! We offer ministry and events to youth 7th through 12th grade.  We would love to walk with you as you develop in your faith!


If you are interested in volunteering to be a part of the Youth Team, please reach out to Pastor Andrew for an application.

Here are the requirements to become a volunteer with Radiate:

  • Complete an application
  • Compete a background check and Safe Child Training
  • Interview with Director of Youth Ministry
  • Complete training
  • Placed in a role or on a team


We so desire to support you as you raise your young people.  We know that parents are on the front lines and it is not easy.  Join us when we offer Parent Seminars, combined in partnership with our Big House and Discipleship ministries.

We hope you will encourage your young people to come to youth group on Wednesday nights if they are seeking to learn more about God.  We believe in making disciples among young people and developing them to disciple others.

Please know that we pray weekly for youth and families.  You are not alone.  God loves to support parents and equip them to raise their children.  If you have specific prayer needs, please let us know.  We can pray for you and refer you to further prayer ministry if you desire.  Please do not hesitate to reach out.

For more information contact Pastor Andrew Gross


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2020-2021 Theme: STAND FIRM

"If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all." Isaiah 7:9b

Radiate theme t-shirts are on sale now!

Theme t-shirt on sale now!

We still have t-shirts for sale, just in time for theme night on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7PM.  $22 for t-shirt and matching mask.

ARTISTS...we've got something for ya!

We believe that our youth can change the world!  

Many of our youth today are very artistic, whether as a dancer, actor, painter, singer, or musician they have some desire to be creative and inspire.  We want to make a place and space for youth to grow as a Christian artist and develop as one who puts Jesus on display for the whole world to see, hear and feel.  

Check out the opportunities below and jump onboard!

Please email Carissa Kjarland.

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Monthly Parents' Prayer

1st Saturday of each month, 10-11 AM

Parents and caring adults gather monthly to intercede for our students.  God answers the cries of a parent's prayer.  In our previous Youth Pastor Ben's words, "Our kids need us fighting for them."  Please join us even if you don't have youth in the program.  For more information, please see Kathy Cook.