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:
Wednesday Nights – Bible Study at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church
5:45 – Shuttle leaves from Yates (or you can meet at Mt. Hermon at 6:00 pm)
6:00 – 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 “Christian Heroes” (in the Attic)
5:00-7:00 – We enjoy a meal together, a time of student led worship and contemplation, and a discussion of various Christian leaders throughout history (MLK, C.S. Lewis, Mother Teresa, Clarence Jordan, St. Francis, etc…). We conclude our time together with something fun (games, crafts, hangout, etc…).
2017 Special Events
Boys Backpacking Trip – May 5-7 – $25
Linville Gorge – a weekend of hiking, camping, prayer, and solitude.
Girls Beach Trip – May 5-7
Emerald Isle, NC – a weekend at the beach with food, fun, and student led devotions.
Passport Missions – July 10-15 – $365
A hybrid camp/mission trip experience. Bible study, mission projects, worship, and fun! This year we try a new location at Furman University in South Carolina.
Passport MissionBASE- June 25-30 – $300
An immersive mission experience. This summer we return to teach at-risk and underserved students through the summer literacy camp ministry at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Since this trip is more intense and focused students must apply to attend.
Camp Cheerio – October 20-22 – youth $115/adults $65
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.