Bethel to Host Summer of Service Student Weekend

Bethel College will host the Summer of Service Student Weekend for incoming 6th graders to graduating seniors. Students from 14 local churches will participate in outreach projects and challenging sessions for four days and three nights from June 17 to 20.

The vision of Summer of Service Student Weekend is two-fold:  to impact the geographic community of Michiana with the life-changing love of God, and to develop a heightened student-community among participants. Our desire is that students will encounter God in a very new way through service and kindness outreach. 

 "We partner with the City of Mishawaka to provide beautification opportunities like mulching local parks, picking up trash around train tracks, and painting and cleaning up bathrooms and exterior homes in Mishawaka.  We also will pass our around 2500 free bottles of water during the weekend, wash 600 cars, and impact 500 families at local housing complexes through free block parties for children, ” says River Valley High School Pastor Josh Simpson.

This marks the fourth year that local student church ministries have joined forces. For more information, go to

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.