Post-Secondary Corner

With Kingston being home to Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, and RMC, and Bethel has a large student population!

Adopt-a-Student is a long-running program at Bethel that invites Queen’s, RMC, and St. Lawrence students to be connected with Bethel families and adults, and is designed to get our 1st year or new students connected with the church family at Bethel. In September and early October, students have an opportunity to sign-up to be ‘adopted’ and adults have an opportunity to sign-up as hosts. The matching and connecting of Students and Host is done in early to mid-October.

Be A Host

Hosting is open to families, couples, individuals, Life Groups, a group of friends....YOU! As a Host, you commit to inviting your Student(s) into your home or out for an event at least 4 times during the school year (i.e. twice per semester). This can include (but is not limited to): a meal at your home, a meal or coffee out on the town, a care package, a bag of groceries, a movie night or special event. We also encourage you to pray for your Student(s) and send an encouraging text, email, or phone call.

Be Adopted

The program is geared to first year students or students new to Kingston, but returning students are welcome to apply as well as will be matched if space is available.

Housing Connections

While Bethel does not facilitate housing for students, we can help you connect with our church community.

If you are looking for a rental, or if you have space available to rent, feel free to email an advertisement to the church office (office[at] Your ad will be printed and posted on the bulletin board in our Foyer. You can also join our Bethel Church (Kingston) Facebook group page an post your housing request or opportunity to the Bethel community.


Connect Community is a new network of Life Groups designed for young adults to build community, foster relationships, grow in faith, and serve the city around them. Open to young adults aged 22 and older, this group is intended for graduate students, young professionals, or those who are figuring out where life is taking them next!

In partnership with Geneva House, Bethel Church, and Bay Park Baptist Church, Connect Community is designed to build connections between young adults from different Christian communities across the city. Whether you attend Bethel or Bay Park, are affiliated with Geneva House, or are seeking somewhere to belong this year, all are welcome!

Connect Community is designed around a Life Group model. Life Groups of about 8 to 10 people will meet weekly to study the Bible, pray, and serve, and monthly social events will bring the whole Connect Community together for fun and fellowship.

To join the Connect Community, sign-up at

Please also join our Facebook Group to stay updated on social events.