Youth Ministry

Ministry Opportunities for Youth at EBC

Youth Ministry at Emmanuel

EBC Youth Group is for both Middle School and High School students (6th - 12th grade). It is a place for students to experience a safe and age-appropriate environment while learning about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. Youth Group is also a place where we will worship in music and use the Clothesline to prompt us in our prayers for one another. This year we want to use Youth Group to give students opportunities to put their faith into action.

Youth & Adults: looking for a few resources regarding current cultural questions and challenges? CLICK HERE for the Parent Resource List.

Bible Study

Get connected for accountability, encouragement, prayer, and learning. It is our desire that students would be consistently reading and obeying God’s Word this summer. Bring a Bible each time and let us know if you need help with transportation. Invite a friend to come with you. Pastor Van, Drew Brads, and Blake Herzberger are the Bible study leaders this summer.

Bible study will be on Mondays, 11 AM - 12 PM, beginning on June 10. Meet at Shawnee Park, Main Pavilion (Xenia). We hope this schedule will help you to stay on track through the summer.

June 10 – Introduction to the book of 1 Peter

June 17 – Come prepared to study 1 Peter 1

June 24 – 1 Peter 2

July 1 – 1 Peter 3

July 8 – 1 Peter 4

July 15 – 1 Peter 5

July 22 – Colossians 1

July 29 – Colossians 2

Aug 5 – Colossians 3

Aug 12 – Colossians 4


Details for youth events are below the calendar-at-a-glance

  • Monday, June 10: Bible Study begins at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Sunday, June 16: Youth Group @ Scouts game 4-7 PM
  • Monday, June 17: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Sunday, June 23: Youth Group & Bike Ride to Spring Valley
  • Monday, June 24: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Sunday, June 30: Youth Group / Farmball @ Pastor Van’s 6-8 PM
  • Monday, July 1: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Saturday, July 6: Encouragement Team / Visitation 9 AM
  • Monday, July 8: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Sunday, July 14: Youth Group / Ice Cream Night @ EBC 6-7:30 PM
  • Monday, July 15: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Monday, July 22: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • July 22-25: Community Summer Celebration
  • Sunday, July 28: Youth Group / Water Wars with Families @ Pierce Park 6-8 PM
  • Monday, July 29: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Friday, August 2: Ohio State Fair
  • Saturday, August 3: Encouragement Team / Visitation 9 AM
  • Monday, August 5: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM
  • Thursday/Friday, August 8 & 9: Canoe and Camping Trip
  • Monday, August 12: Bible Study at Shawnee Park 11 AM

Youth Group on Sundays

All students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for fun, games, prayer, and a Bible lesson. This is a great opportunity for you to invite an unchurched friend. As always, please let us know if you need help with transportation.


We will meet on the following Sunday nights:


  • June 16 - Xenia Scouts baseball game. Meet at Grady’s Field at the AIA Sports Complex at 4 PM. We will cheer on the Scouts and take time to prayer for one another and for the students who will be at camp this week. Snacks will be provided, but bring a few dollars if you plan to purchase food from the concession stand. Students should be picked up at Grady’s field at 7 PM.


  • June 23 - Bike Ride & Youth Group! Bike riders, please meet at 5:30 PM at the Xenia Station Bike Hub. We will bike to Spring Valley. Youth group activities and Bible study will be at Walton Park in Spring Valley from 6:30- 8:00 PM. Bike riders will return to Xenia Station at approximately 8:45 PM.


  • June 30 - Farmball at Pastor Holloways (301 S. Valley Rd)! Tonight we invite college and career age friends to join us for a wild game of Farmball, fried chicken, and Bible study, 6-8:00 PM


  • July 14 - Ice Cream Night, 6:00-7:30 PM at EBC. There will be fun, games, Bible study, and ice cream with all the toppings.


  • July 28 - Water Wars! Families are invited to Youth Group! -6:30-8:00 PM. Families, please join us for fun, games, and snacks at Pierce Park (651 Dayton Xenia Rd). Invite a friend and prepare for games that will get you wet. Wear clothes that are appropriate to get wet, SCUBA gear is optional! 

Opportunities to Grow & Serve

  • Encouragement Group & Visitation on the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM-11 AM. Give up part of your Saturday and help us bless those in our church family who are elderly, shut-ins, or in the hospital. This is a great ministry of writing encouragement notes, phone calls, visits, and prayer. Your whole family is welcome to come. Next meeting times are July 6 and August 3.  

  • Community Summer Celebration is July 22-25 at 6 PM at EBC. Families and individuals are invited for dinner, activities, and a Bible lesson each night. We hope you and your family can attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite someone who does not attend church. Please contact Blake Herzberger if you are able to help serve that week

Fantastic One-time, One-of-a-Kind Events

The Ohio State Fair – Friday, August 2. Meet at EBC at 9 AM and we will return at about 9 PM. Ticket cost is $6 plus money for two meals. It should be a great day at the fair!

Canoe and Camping Trip – August 8-9 at Rocky Fork State Park in Hillsboro. Make plans to attend, it will be a blast! Many more details to come.

A 2024 Medical Consent Form & Liability Waver is required for the Ohio State Fair & the Canoe and Camping Trip.

Fright Night Alive Detention Center Ministry

“Friday Night Alive” is a ministry designed to share the love of Jesus Christ with youth incarcerated in the Greene County Juvenile Detention Facility. Volunteers are trained and given the opportunity to share their story of faith with young people who desperately need Jesus.

2024 Medical Release Form

Got questions?

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