Suite Churches for Upperclassmen
At Bethel, spiritual growth goes beyond weekly Bible studies or what we learn at Chapel. It’s a part of how we do life together every day.
We build communities with our closest friends—in our dorms and classrooms— and make a commitment to love God and one another unconditionally.
Forming a Suite Church
Building a suite church is both organic and structured.
It begins when a group of freshmen decide they want to intentionally encourage each other to live more like Christ. This should be a main focus when choosing housing for sophomore year. Once students make this commitment, they’re essentially a suite church.
For every church, there should be a designated leader that keeps in regular contact the campus ministries team.
Living in Community
Suite churches at Bethel are messy communities. Living together with the goal of loving God and loving one another makes us realize how hard this is to actually live out.
Although regular prayer and Bible studies are encouraged, the experience is more about finding ways to support the community, celebrate successes, work through issues, and challenge one another to grow.
Suite Church 2.0
When students enter their junior year, they’re poised to take on the next stage of the suite church. While they still build community with their roommates, they’re also encouraged to expand their influence to a larger group of friends.
This group (25-30 students) usually meets weekly to study Scripture and challenge one another to become more like Christ as they begin to define who they want to be after they leave Bethel.
If you’re passionate about forming a suite church, talk to your friends about what it could look like to pursue Christ together. Feel free to contact our team if you have any questions.
Suite Church Guide
Want to learn more? Download the suite church guide (pdf) for more details.
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