Youth Ministry

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The Youth Ministry of The Baptist Church of Beaufort provides a variety of activities and opportunities for youth in grades six through twelve.  Our middle and high school youth attend various schools in the community.  We are an open, welcoming, and inclusive group!  We invite middle and high school youth of all shapes, sizes, colors, and interests to join us!

The Baptist Church of Beaufort has an intentional plan to nurture our teenagers’ relationship with God, through Jesus Christ.  We take seriously the important role that the church contributes to teenagers’ growth.  Our model for ministry seeks to be well rounded and balanced in addressing the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of our young people.  We believe Spiritual Formation is an on-going process that begins in childhood and continues throughout life.  Our ministry focuses on making disciples.  Youth are challenged to grow and mature in their faith and learn more about their own uniqueness and spiritual gifts.  As youth grow and mature, they are given more opportunities and responsibilities in the life of the church and other areas of ministry.  Teenagers are encouraged to participate in the many activities of the youth ministry.  In addition, the entire church family is encouraged to nurture our youth in their faith journey.  The church family values and loves young people and encourages teenagers to be active and involved in the faith community.  

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the Youth Ministry at The Baptist Church of Beaufort then please email bcb@bcob.org or call 843-524-3197.

First Time Guests

If you are visiting Sunday School: 
Sunday School meets from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Middle and High School Youth (grades 6-12) meet in the Youth Center which is located on the 2nd floor of Building C (you’ll see directional signs on the building).   A smiling face will greet you at the entrance of Building C and will make sure you get to the Youth Center.  You will be welcomed once you enter the Youth Center.  You will be accepted and embraced by the teachers and youth.    

If you are joining us for Worship:
The morning worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in the Sanctuary (Building A). You’ll be given a Worship Guide when you enter the Sanctuary.  Feel free to sit where you’re most comfortable.  

If you are joining us for Youth Night Live:
Youth Night Live (for grades 6-12) meets in Building C from 5:45 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Enter Building C at 5:45 p.m. and you’ll find a group of young people enjoying Snack Supper in the Fellowship Hall.  When Snack Supper ends at 6:00 p.m. youth move to the Youth Center (2nd Floor of Building C) for Bible study, games, activities, and fellowship!  

If you are joining us on Wednesday Night:
Youth on Mission (for grades 6-12) meets in the Youth Center (2nd Floor of Building C) from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.  The game room opens at 5:45 p.m. for youth intersted in hanging out and playing games.  We typically break into teams on Wednesday evenings and complete service projects within the church and community.  Youth on Mission is a great way to end the day!   You will not be singled out or embarrassed in any way during Youth on Mission.

Sunday School

Sunday School Classes are provided on Sunday morning from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. for middle and high school youth in the Youth Center, which is located on the 2nd floor of Building C.  These classes provide engaging Bible study discussion and how to apply biblical principles to day-to-day living.  Grade level classes are provided for all 6th – 12th grade youth.

Worship

Worship is the most important work of the church.  Sunday Morning Worship is the time when the entire church family unites in heart, mind, and spirit to praise God, declare our need for God, and respond to God’s voice. Youth are provided opportunities on a regular basis to lead in worship by leading litanies, offering prayers, reading scripture, creative arts, and music.  

Sunday Nights

Youth Handbells meet on Sundays from 4:30 until 5:15 p.m. in Building A during the traditional school year. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited and encouraged to participate in the Youth Handbell Choir.  This choir occasionally leads in worship and also plays at other times during the traditional calendar school year.

Youth Ensemble meets on Sundays from 5:15 until 5:45 p.m. in Building A during the traditional school year. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited and encouraged to participate in the Youth Ensemble.  The Youth Ensemble occasionally leads in worship and also sings at other times during the traditional calendar school year.

Snack Supper is served at 5:45 p.m. each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall, which is located in Building C. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited and encouraged to join us for a time of food and fellowship.  Snack suppers are provided each week by youth parents.

Youth Night Live meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center, which is located on the 2nd floor of Building C. Middle School and High School Youth gather for times of Bible study, recreation, and activities that provide opportunities for youth to build relationships and friendship with their peers.  YNL provides opportunities for youth to reflect on daily issues and the challenges of being a teenager today and how scripture addresses these issues and challenges.

 

Wednesday Nights

Family Night Meal – Families are invited and encouraged to join us for the Family Night Meal in the Fellowship Hall (Building C) from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. during the traditional school year (September through May).  Contact the church office at 843-524-3197 to make reservations for the meal. 

Youth on Mission meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (2nd floor of Building C) during the traditional school year. Youth in grades 6-12 are actively learning about missions and also participate in a number of “hands-on” projects during the year.  The Youth Game Room opens at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays evenings.  

Special Events

Retreats for Middle and High School Youth are typically held in the fall and spring.  These weekend trips focus on topics and themes that are important to youth and the issues they face.  Youth also participate in a DiscipleNow Weekend each year. D-Now is an “in-town” weekend retreat led by college students. 

Summer Camps are fun and exciting experiences for our youth. Typically, we attend the Passport Youth Camp each summer.  Passport camp goals include:  Fresh encounters with Christ, building self-esteem in young people, building community, presenting the whole Gospel, and having fun!

Summer Mission Trips provide opportunities for youth to be involved in week long mission experiences in different locations.  In recent years we have gone to Washington, DC, Waterbury, CT, and Asheville, NC.  Youth also participate in other “hands on” mission activities throughout the year.

Ski Trips & Other Fellowship Opportunities are provided on a regular basis throughout the year.