The Youth and Student Ministries of The Baptist Tabernacle allow teens to learn about God, be challenged in their personal spiritual development, make friends, reach out, and have fun! Our focus is on spiritual growth and Christ-likeness, not just a lot of activities; and we are here to assist, not replace, the parents in their teen’s spiritual development. We want to mentor young people for ministry by discipling them to become spiritually mature servant-leaders who will fulfill the Great Commission at home and abroad. This ministry is geared to assisting parents with the awesome responsibility of rearing the next generation of Christians. The Baptist Tabernacle encourages young people to get involved in “adult” ministries at an early age. The Student Ministry sponsors regular fundraisers to lessen the financial burden that can occur with an active youth program.
We have Sunday School classes for high school and middle school. They meet in the following classrooms: ages 11-12 in room 201; boys ages 13-18 in room 202; and girls ages 13-18 in room 208. This is a time of fellowship, singing and teaching on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:20.
On Wednesday nights at 7:00, our youth workers lead our teens in singing, testimonies, prayer and teaching from God’s Word. They meet in room 202.
A week of games, fellowship, singing and challenging preaching.
The youth get away in February for skiing, snowboarding and other activities and games. We place an emphasis on testimonies and challenges from God’s Word.
Sunday Youth-led Services
Once a month, our youth lead our Sunday evening service. Our youth minister brings the message, our youth ensemble sings and teens give testimonies of what God has done in their lives. The teenage boys also take part in our usher ministry.
Youth Music Program
Our youth ensemble blesses us each time they sing in our services. Our youth also participate in our annual Easter Passion Play as cast members and behind-the-scenes crew.
Other Regularly Scheduled Activities
Youth conferences and youth rallies, teen visitation, all-night lock-ins, Six Flags, ice skating, Tribulation Trail and corn maize.
On occasion, our teens have the opportunity to do missions work, sometimes in a foreign setting.