The Yates youth ministry seeks to integrate the youth into the larger life and work of the church through the leadership and influence of many great adult mentors from all walks of life. Programmatically the youth ministry operates in the following ways:

Weekly Schedule

Wednesday Nights – Bible Study at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church (our sister church)

6:00pm – Shuttle leaves from Yates (or you can meet at Mt. Hermon at 6:00 pm)
6:15 – Bible study and snacks at Mt. Hermon
7:30 – Back at Yates

Sunday Mornings – Sunday School (in the Attic)

9:45-10:45 – We gather for a big group ice breaker and then divide by grade for smaller group lessons.

Sunday Nights – Dinner, Worship, and Spiritual Formation (in the Attic)

5:00-7:00pm – We enjoy a meal together, a time of student led worship and contemplation, a lesson, and fellowship – this year we are studying and discussing the many aspects of worship – community, emotion, silence, celebration, giving, prayer, etc…

2019 Special Events

Valentine’s Banquet Fundraiser – February 9th

Our Annual Fundraiser with dinner, dancing, and an auction – students wait tables, prep food, and other duties in exchange for the funds that make our missions activities possible.

Backpacking and Beach Retreats – May 3rd-5th

A simple time of rest, prayer, and fellowship in the mountains or the beach. More info TBA.

Passport Missions – July 8th-13th – $400

A hybrid camp/mission trip experience. Bible study, mission projects, worship, and fun! This year we go to Furman University in South Carolina.

Camp Cheerio – October 18-20th – youth $125/adults $85

Our annual Fall retreat to the Mountains of NC – a time of sabbath, worship, and contemplation for youth, youth workers, children, families, and college students.