While we do have fun and enjoy time together, our main focus is to teach young people that God has spoken. What He has spoken is found in the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. These are sufficient for a life of faith (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We desire to make know the gospel of Jesus Christ so that young people understand their sin and separation from God (Romans 3:23; Ephesians 4:18; Colossians 1:21), what God has done in Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Romans 3:22-26, 5:8) and their need to repent and believe (put their faith/trust in) Christ as the only way of salvation (Mark 1:14; John 14:6; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 4:12).

Furthermore, we desire to help them “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) so they will live a life of worship to God (Matthew 5:16) and go make disciples who will do the same (Matthew 28:19-20). We understand the importance of the statement “theology matters” not only in our own lives, but also when we communicate God’s word to others. We desire that they are “not ashamed of the gospel” (Romans 1:16) and are able and willing to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3) to a culture of confusion.

We also understand that parents are accountable to God for training their children. Father’s are to have a multi-generational mindset in passing on the truth of God’s word (Psalm 78:1-8). They are also responsible to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). However, we understand the plague of fatherlessness, breakdown, and redefining of the family today. We also know that young Timothy’s father was absent from his spiritual life. How do we know this? Paul credits the faith of Timothy’s grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice for teaching him (2 Timothy 1:5). We are here to come beside parents and help them in teaching their youth the truth of God’s word. This includes regular youth activities and also resources that are available for parents as well. Let us know if we can be any help!

During the months of September through May, our Youth 90° andYouth 180° Youth Groups meets each Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Heritage Center.

You can also connect with the youth ministry through their Facebook page.