Bettendorf Student Ministry provides an environment for Junior High and High School students where they can learn and grow closer to God, no matter where they are on their walk with Him.

Parents, make sure you are keeping up with all that is going on! We send out a weekly update by email. If you are currently not on the email list, please contact Barry at Barry@BettendorfChristian.org to be added.


Sunday Mornings

6th through 8th grade Sunday School meets at 10:30 in the youth room. High school students are encouraged to attend worship during one service time and to serve in a ministry during the other service time.


For 6th through 8th graders.

For 6th through 8th graders.

For 9th through 12th graders.

For 9th through 12th graders.


Sunday Nights

Students are encouraged to connect through small groups during Sunday Night Momentum and Velocity. Momentum (6th-8th grade) meets each Sunday night at the church from 5 - 7 p.m. Velocity (high school) meets each Sunday night at the church from 6 - 8 p.m. 

We start off with food, fellowship, and fun through a game or activity. We then have a time of worship through singing and a Bible-based message. We then break into small groups set up by grade and gender for sharing, accountability, and prayer.

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Wednesday Nights

Both our Velocity and Momentum Wednesday Night Bible Studies have resumed. Both studies meet from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Velocity High School Students meet at Barry and Michelle Steiner’s. The address is 2505 Devil’s Glen Rd. Apt #1108 (Regency Apartments) in Bettendorf. Momentum Middle School Students meet at Marc and Michelle Bonin’s. The address is 3870 Wakonda Drive in Bettendorf.

Join us for a night of fun, fellowship, and digging into God's Word. For more information about these group meetings contact barry@bettendorfchristian.org


Special Events

Special Events for the students include trips, retreats, summer conferences, concerts, amusement parks, etc. - multiple ways relationship-building and opportunities for them to invite their friends and share the love of Jesus.


Momentum Fall Retreat – For those of you who registered and paid: This year’s Momentum Fall Retreat will be on Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15. This event is for all 6th - 8th grade students and is held at Rock River Christian Camp.

Momentum Student Leadership Team – Any 6th – 8th grade student interested in being a part of our Momentum Student Leadership team should plan to attend our first meeting October 15 at 4 p.m. Throughout this school year, this team will learn what it means to be a leader in our student ministry. This team will also plan a middle school event for the spring.

Costume Party – On Sunday, October 22, we will have a costume party at both Momentum and Velocity. Students should come dressed in their best costumes. Nothing inappropriate or scary please. Prizes will be given out for a variety of costume categories.

Family Fall Fest – We will have Family Fall Fest on Sunday, October 29. This event will be in the afternoon (Tentatively scheduled for 3 - 6 p.m). This event will be for the whole church family. We are still planning this event, but it is going to be awesome. Due to this event, there will be NO regular Momentum or Velocity.

KB and Trip Lee Hometeam Tour Concert – This concert is on Sunday, October 29, at 7 p.m. at Harvest Bible Chapel in Davenport. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Youth Hope. If you are interested in going, please get Barry your money by Sunday, October 22, and he will order tickets in advance. We will set up a carpool to and from the concert. We will leave immediately following Family Fall Fest.

International Conference on Missions – We will once again be taking any high school students with a heart for missions to the (Student) International Conference on Missions on Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18. This year’s Conference is in Peoria, IL. We will leave at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 17 and return around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. The cost is only $50! We will be packing meals, having prayer times with missionaries, doing a building project, having a scavenger hunt, and learning about Christian Colleges that offer great mission programs. There are also 3 main sessions with worship and challenging messages. There will also be time for students to walk through the exhibit halls and check out all the mission organizations. Students will be responsible for 5 meals during the conference. If your child is interested, they MUST register NO LATER than Sunday, October 15.