College students


Looking for ways to get involved in a fun ministry at Bethel CRC? Here’s a look at a variety of opportunities!

Bible Studies
Prayer Partners/Host Families for College Students

The Hospitality Committee would like to pair up prayer partners/host families for college students. You could have a meal together, share fellowship, pray for one another, or simply become a familiar face in a sea of church members and students. Please sign up at the Welcome Center. College students may sign up with another student(s) to be paired up with the same prayer partner/host family, if you wish.
College students are encouraged to sign up for a “Shepherd,” a Bethel CRC member who can become a “go-to” person for answering questions about Bethel CRC, explaining the different ministry opportunities available, having a meal together, giving a tour of the church, walking through the church website and online church directory, and just becoming a familiar face. Contact the Hospitality Committee to sign up.


Volunteer Options
ELL Classes:
Bethel CRC is in the organizational stages of providing ELL (English Language Learner) classes to our Hispanic neighbors. Anyone who is willing to teach or learn Spanish is eligible to participate. Want to learn more? Interested in teaching? Contact either Stan Wynia (722-2735) or Martha Draayer (, who are co-chairs for this project.
There are so many ways to get involved with the music ministry of Bethel CRC, just look at this list -- Choir, Praise & Worship Team; Special Music; or the Worship Committee. Interested in joining Bethel's worship teams? Contact Pastor John Lee to learn more!
Love working with infants and toddlers? The Bethel CRC Nursery Committee encourages everyone to consider volunteering to work in one of the nurseries. Bethel CRC offers an infant and toddler nursery during Sunday morning worship services and a combined infant/toddler nursery during the Sunday evening services for all families in attendance. Contact Heather Negen (712) 439-1635;, for more information.
Youth ministry
  1. GEMS is a Christian girls' club for girls in 4th-8th grade that meets two Wednesday evenings a month, September-April. We are looking for college-age women to join us as we learn who God has called us to be as Christian girls. Opportunities include serving as an assistant for a specific grade, helping lead worship times, or assisting for large group events. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Contact head counselor Glenda Bos ( for more information!
  2. Cadets is a Christian club for boys in 4th-8th grade that meets almost every Wednesday each month, September-April. Contact Joel Scholten (722-0624) to learn more about volunteering.
  3. Volunteer to help with Junior High or High School youth group activities. Contact youth group director Emily Entsminger for more information.