At Harvest Hills Baptist Church, there is always a lot of energy and excitement in our youth department. The young people have many opportunities for Bible teaching, fellowship, spiritual growth, outlets for Christian service, and fun activities.
Youth group activities include the following:
Truth for Youth
Truth for Youth is a Wednesday night program for young people in 7th -12th grade. Scripture memory starts the evening, followed by a time of singing, Bible preaching, and prayer time. Next comes game time. You never know if you will be involved in a crazy game of “Gossip Charades” or running for your life in a fast-paced game of dodge ball. The evening ends with awards time and teen choir practice.
The program is designed to encourage teens in their daily devotions, Christian fellowship and scripture memory.
This is a time for Bible teaching and practical application. 7th – 12th graders are taught a Biblical perspective on God’s Word, Creation, Christian Service, Baptist Distinctives, Leadership, etc. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. with doughnuts and fellowship and continues in the classroom at 9:45 a.m.
Once a month our teens have the opportunity of serving in the Sunday evening service by ushering, singing in the teen choir, and providing special instrumental and vocal numbers.
If you are in 7th - 12th grade, you are eligible to go to the Wilds in North Carolina. The van ride is worth the experience. Many of our teens have made life-changing decisions at the Wilds. You will hear preaching and music like you’ve never heard before. The godly staff will impress you. Your word to describe the food, first class program, and camp facilities will be “AWESOME!”
Our young people enjoy getting together for door-to-door visitation followed by a fellowship lunch.
Our young people have the opportunity to travel to a mission field and to see missions up close. Anyone interested has to qualify through a 13-week program. Past mission trips have been to Canada , Mexico, Utah, and New York City.
Everyone is divided into 2 teams and assigned a passage of Scripture to memorize. After several practices, the 2 teams meet for an exciting competition with the Word of God as the focus.
Whether it is a progressive dinner, video scavenger hunt, “bigger or better” contest, or an exciting gym night, our teens always enjoy getting together for food and fellowship.