Pier 56 Afterschool

About Us

He must become greater; I must become less.   - John 3:30

Pier 56 is an afterschool discipleship program for 5th & 6th graders focusing on service & leadership. Our goal is to develop students who Know Jesus, Love Radically, and Serve Him.  Our focus in 23/24 is celebrating God’s Creation through outdoor adventures.  Activities and events include things like "destination unknown",  winter camp, community service projects, weekend missions encounter and Serve MT - a mission trip here in MT.
Fridays - Following the Belgrade Middle School Calendar
2:30 - 5:00 PM - Hangout time after til parents can pick-up
Our leaders meet students at BMS to walk over from school - leaving at 2:20 PM.
Snacks | Homework Help | Games &  Activities  | Bible Lesson |  Discussion

What Are Students Learning?

Students are on a two year year journey through the Bible, using Group's LIVE curriculum especially written for 5th & 6th graders, providing  foundational teaching and  great insights into both the Old and New testaments.
Our current Bible Study focus is:
Intro to the Bible
What is the Bible? (1 Thessalonians 2:9-13) - November 3
Why Does the Bible Matter? (2 Timothy 3:10-17)  - November 10

Special Events

Destination Unknown

You are Invited to a Spring Break Adventure!
Includes fun activities, community service & food. Students will solve puzzles and discover clues to find their next destination. We will be in Belgrade and Bozeman. Parents, If you would like our exact location ahead of time, please let us know. At drop off a detailed schedule will be given to parents.  Registration is required so we can plan this fun day. Students need to be 5th & 6th grade and 10+ on 9/10/23 to attend, but do not need to currently attend Pier 56.

Pier 56 Winter Calendar

Ministry Leader

Grace Veltkamp

Pier 56 Ministry Intern
First, and foremost, I am a daughter of the King and love Jesus! I am passionate about camping and youth ministry, and am especially drawn to the middle school age group. I have served as part of the Yellowstone Alliance Adventures staff team for several summers, which has truly helped me grow in my faith & confidence.  I am blessed to serve as an intern at BAC, leading the Pier 56 Ministry for 5th & 6th grade students, while pursing NextGen Ministries at Crown College online.

Stay Connected

Find us on Discord and get connected today! This is the official social channel of Pier 56. Both students & parents are encouraged to join, so you don't miss any last minute happenings!

Get Registered

Signup for  Pier 56 today!  Each student attending Pier 56 needs to have a current 23/24 registration form on file so that we can love you well! Pier 56 students are age 10 September 10 of the current academic year, and are in 5th grade. Register online today!