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.

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

  • Wednesday, January 10 – Wednesday night Bible Studies begin
  • Sunday, January 14 – Leader Lunch
  • Saturday, January 20 – Going on a Walk
  • Sunday, January 21 – Youth Group
  • Sunday, January 28 – Youth Group – Hawaiian Night
  • Friday, February 2 – Care package Packing Party for girls
  • Saturday, February 3 – Visitation
  • Saturday, February 10 – Valentine Date Night for adults, youth serve
  • Sunday, February 18 – Youth Group
  • Sunday, February 25– Youth Group – Leap Night
  • Saturday, March 2 – Visitation Mar 8-10 – Scioto Hills Youth Retreat
  • Sunday, March 17 – Leader Lunch
  • Sunday, March 24 – Youth Group – Mystery Night
  • Sunday, March 31 – Easter Sunrise Celebration and Donuts
  • Saturday, April 6 – Visitation
  • Sunday, April 14 – Leader Lunch
  • Sunday, April 21 – Youth Group
  • Sunday, April 28 – Youth Group – Anti-Volleyball Tournament
  • Saturday, May 4 – Visitation
  • Sunday, May 19 – Youth Group
  • Sunday, May 26 – Youth Group - Youngs Jersey Dairy

Bible Study and Small Groups

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm

All students in grades 6- 12 are invited to join youth group for fellowship, games, Bible teaching, and small group discussion led by Drew Brads. Drew and his team of quality leaders plan to focus on the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 5-7). Get connected for accountability, encouragement, and learning. This is a great opportunity for you to invite a friend.

Youth Group on Sundays

Youth Group will twice each month, 6-7:30 PM at EBC.

Students, come for opportunities to pray, plan, and participate in hosting a special Outreach Event each month. Invite your friends and neighbors!

  • January 21 and January 28 – Hawaiian Night
  • February 18 and February 25 – Leap Night - get a jump on celebrating Leap Year!
  • March 24 – Mystery Night
  • April 21 and April 28 - Second Annual Anti-Volleyball Invitational Tournament!
  • May 19 and May 26 - Special Memorial Day Event at Youngs Dairy – 5-8 PM 

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. (Jan. 6, Feb. 3, & March 2) 

  • Leader Lunch – This is for those who are interested in learning more about student ministry and growing in your ability to minister to students. Leader training provides an opportunity for prayer and accountability as we endeavor to effectively disciple every student. Students who are juniors or seniors, please see Pastor Van if you are interested in being a student leader. We would love to give you lunch and have you serve our students in this important way. Leader Lunch at Pastor Van's house (301 S. Valley Road) from Noon to 2pm. Upcoming dates: January 14, March 17, & April 14.

Fantastic One-of-A-Kind Events

We’re going on a Walk! – Saturday, January 20. Meet at Spring Lakes Park in Bellbrook (2191 Ferry Rd) Bring a friend and dress for the weather. You don’t want to miss this fantastic wilderness adventure! 10 AM – 1 PM

Care Package Packing Party - Friday February 2 from 6-9 PM – for GIRLS only – Janell is inviting the girls to her home (301 S. Valley Rd.) to help bake some delicious snacks and then to assemble Care Packages for our students (Sofia, Emily, and Isaac) who are away at college. Ymmmm! The smell of fresh baked cookies.

Valentine Date Night - Saturday, February 10 from 4-7 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The youth and youth leaders will provide babysitting and activities for children potty trained through 5th grade so that parents can enjoy a Valentine Date. Donations will be accepted and used to provide scholarships for middle school and high school students who are going to Scioto Hills for winter or summer camps.

Youth Retreat at Scioto Hills – March 8-10. Details and registration at Space is limited. Transportation will be provided. Bring a friend and we hope to see you at Winter Camp! Contact Blake or Pastor Van for more details or to request scholarship assistance.

Easter Sunrise Celebration and Breakfast – March 31, 7-8 AM at EBC. Youth and their families are invited to join us for the reading of the Easter story, music, prayer, and donuts!

Anti-volleyball Tournament! – April 28 at 6 PM. EBC will be partnering with other local churches to host the second annual YOUTH ANTI-VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Bring a friend and compete for this coveted championship!

Memorial Day Reflections and Youngs Jersey Dairy – Sunday, May 26 from 5-8 PM. On this special holiday weekend, we will visit a cemetery to reflect on the significance of Memorial Day followed by a great evening of fun at Youngs with your amazing youth leaders. We will also welcome students who are entering 6th grade in the fall to join us. YEAH!

* A 2024 Medical Consent Form & Liability Waver is required for these activities. Download (below), print, complete, and bring to the next event!

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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