Student Awareness Groups

At Bethel, our students are passionate about pursuing biblical justice in all corners of the world.

Through partnerships with local and global organizations, students gain experience and form relationships that build future career paths. They graduate as global disciples—looking outward and actively seeking ways to engage as followers of Jesus Christ.

World Challenge

Students promote biblical justice by helping the Bethel community build awareness of the needs of the world and providing opportunities to get involved.

Past initiatives include:

  • Not for Sale. Modern day anti-slavery movement.
  • Gulu Walk. Solidarity event for child soldiers in Uganda.
  • Annual Fair Trade Market. Fairly traded goods from around the world.

World Challenge—G92 Initiative

As part of a national movement, students encourage awareness and dialogue about the lives of immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform.

The G92 Initiative meets weekly to organize immigration-related events for the Bethel community and find opportunities to engage with immigrant communities in our local area. We have valuable partnerships with local churches and social service organizations such as World Relief, Minnesota Council of Churches, and Immigrant Freedom Network.

Acting on AIDS

Students, campus organizations, and ministries raise awareness, promote advocacy, and work to transform the response to AIDS and related issues of injustice.

Acting on AIDS meets weekly for education, prayer, and advocacy planning.

GlobeMed

GlobeMed is a student organization that promotes global health equity with social justice and sustainability at its core. Bethel's chapter is one of 46 university chapters nationwide that works to improve the health and well being of people in poverty.

Students develop and inspire their campus in ways to help fund and bring awareness to their partner organization.

Bethel’s GlobeMed partner organization:

Located in Svay Rieng, Cambodia, Rural Economic Development Association (REDA) provides social support and counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS and suffering chronic illnesses over the past 16 years. REDA's other programs include agriculture skills development, HIV prevention, child survival, safe water promotion and more.

Global Prayer Servants

Meeting weekly, the Global Prayer Servants pray for the needs of the world and host friends from mission agencies, NGOs, international relief and development, or international pastors.

They also partner with the Daylight Center and School in northern Kenya to lift up prayers and provide fundraising.

Other Partner Clubs

We also work closely with other student clubs on campus such as International Justice Mission Campus Chapter and Creation Restoration.

Get Involved

If you want to join a group or explore starting your own, contact Matt Runion at runmat@bethel.edu.