Purpose:

To win students’ hearts to God, God’s service, and God’s church through teaching, worship, fellowship, and service. We provide age appropriate services and activities for children and youth that encourage spiritual growth, academic success, cultural awareness, and of course, FUN!


Big Children’s Church

Provides safe, fun and highly engaging worship experience for children in grades 1-6. Children worship, develop Bible skills and build character while learning about Jesus utilizing creative resources that are fun and stimulating.

Little Children’s Church

Provides a safe, fun, structured learning environment for children aged 3 to 5 to receive age appropriate lessons on Christian values.

Remnant Kidz

Meet other students who are growing in faith and experience a relevant biblical lesson, all while having FUN!

Scholarship Awards/ Graduate Recognition

Provides scholarships to high school graduates who have been active members of our church for at least one year. Plans and executes an annual recognition.

Teen Ministry (Middle School/ High School Church & Remnant)

Mobilizes middle & high school youth through spiritual development, fellowship, social events, prayer, and community service

Vacation Bible School

Enrich students of all ages through themed activities and help them to learn more about God for an entire week.



Christian Education

St John Baptist Church seeks to create a disciple making culture by utilizing various ministry tools, strategies and programs to help people grow in Christ. Our focus is on resourcing ministry leaders so that they are best equipped to help people grow as disciples and make disciples in their homes, work, in the community and at church. This is accomplished through various Christian Education ministries (Sunday Church School, Discipleship Training Institute classes, monthly Women’s Bible Study and weekly Adult Bible Study classes).


CHILDREN & YOUTH

Vision: A Christ-centered Youth Ministry, making a difference for Jesus Christ in the lives of individuals, church, home, school, workplace, community and world.

Scriptural Foundation: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12).

Mission: To maintain a thriving, Spirit-filled youth ministry that transforms young people into Christ-like leaders while equipping them to serve Christ and their communities and be witnesses to the transforming power of Christ.

The Vision & Mission in Practice:

Once the youth begin to internalize and utilize Christ-like speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, the youth are equipped to go out and teach others what they have learned about God and carry on the work of Christ.

The Vision and Mission will be actualized through five primary areas of focus, which are as follows:

  • Spiritual Development
  • Service
  • Systematic Education
  • Social Justice
  • Social Life

Spiritual Development

Children’s Church

Provides safe, fun and highly engaging worship for children ages 3-11. Your child will learn about Christ and the Bible in an exciting, age appropriate way!

Remnant Kidz

On first Fridays, middle and high schoolers experience the Word, fellowship, food & fun and on 3rd Fridays, elementary students do the same! Remnants Students enjoy a fun evening while being spiritually enriched.


Service

Pre-School & Elementary

Church & Community Care (cleaning their space, watering church gardens, donating toys, sharing activities, plant gardens, help around the church, neighborhood clean-up, etc.)


Systematic Education

Elementary

Summer Enrichment, Tutoring, Health & Nutrition, Practical Living, Leadership


Social Justice

Pre-School & Elementary

They will begin learning the concept of justice through service. Participate/ support short-term justice projects effecting the youth.


Social Life

Pre-School & Elementary

Jesus Easter Egg Hunt, Black History Event, Petting Zoo/Farm Visits, Sesame Place, Jump Zone, Amusement Park, Sidekick Activities