The purpose of the Youth Ministry program is to prepare students for effective ministry.  We serve middle high, senior high, or college students and their families within the context of a local church or a parachurch organization.

Training young people to lead the cause of Christ and apply Christianity to every area of life is what "youth ministry" is about. If we don't know that, the kids won't either.  

Examples of some of our activities:  

Centrifuge Camp in Ridgecrest, NC:  This summer, the Youth Ministry experienced Centrifuge Camp.  In addition to a powerful worship every morning and evening, our students experienced small-group Bible studies and team-building recreational activities. The students had a blast, and we were blessed to see two youth give their life to Christ.   

Operation Christmas Child:  A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, and lead him or her to faith in Christ. What goes into the box is fun; what comes out is eternal.   The Youth Ministry will be packaging shoeboxes to be sent out all over the world.  

Raising Money for Missionaries:  The youth raised money for a missionary couple serving in El Salvador.  To God be the glory!  

Annual Ski Trip at WinterPlace Ski Resort in WV:  This trip is planned for December 29 through January 1 during the 2015 Christmas holiday break.

Youth Ministry - Car Wash 
This event is held April 3 from 4-7 p.m. at MZBC.  For additional information contact Davey (478) 697-8873 or email Faith Poole faithepoole@gmail.com.  For a poster, click here.     

Other Activities (see the calendar for additional information):  Youth Rally at Stone Creek, Saturday, April 18; Skating Day, Saturday, May 9; End of School Bash, Saturday, May 30; Wild Adventures Faith Day, Saturday, June 20; Motion Conference, July 30-August 1.    

Meetings:  

  • Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday evening 6:00 p.m.

Note:  The Youth Ministry meets in the youth building across the street from the main church building.

Youth ministry is:

  1. More than programs and events.
  2. Every effort by the Christian community to reach out to the youth with the love of God as revealed to us in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.Means for students to grow as individuals while exploring ideas, values, and faith within the context of a supportive community of peers and adults.
  3. A church-wide ministry which strives to provide a variety of opportunities and experiences to draw teens into active, responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community and the greater church.
  4. Designed to help spiritually train and equip teens in a fun and Godly atmosphere to the Glory of God.
  5. An umbrella term that describes the systematic attention the faith community gives to young people which enables them to reach their full God created potential. That is, everything the faith community is involved in that promotes both healthy development and faith growth in adolescents.
  6. Works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person and seeks to draw young people into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community.
  7. Fun, faith, and friends, usually with a little food added to keep our engines going!
  8. A series of programs and activities to give young people a chance to participate in Church life, develop their own faith and spirituality, and discover new friendships.