Youth

Youth Ministry

The youth ministry of Calvary Baptist Church invites youth to become followers of Jesus Christ, to own their beliefs, and be engaged in discipleship and spiritual growth through connection to one another and the larger church body through worship and missions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Youth Lounge?

The Youth Lounge is located in the basement below the Sanctuary in Education Building 1 (EB1). Take the stairs down on either side of the back hallway behind the Sanctuary. Sunday Bible Study, Wednesday evening events, and other youth activities all take place in the Youth Lounge.

Where is the Choir Room?

Our youth choir practices in the Choir Room. The Choir Room is located on the 2nd floor of Education Building 1 (EB1) across the hall from the preschool children’s classrooms.

What do youth do in Sunday Bible Study?

Sunday Bible Study (Sunday School) is a small-group Bible study organized by grade for high schoolers and by gender for middle schoolers. Youth will study Bible stories, talk about current events, and discuss faith.

What do youth do at Dinner & Small Groups?

This time includes dinner, a “check-in” time, prayer, as well as a lesson with discussion time. Check the Connections or Weekly Youth Newsletters for additional information.

What do youth do on Wednesday evenings?

Wednesday evenings Youth will play games, sing, hear a challenging devotional thought, and participate in age-based discussion groups.

My youth wants to go on a trip, but we can’t afford it. Can Calvary help?

We believe that money should never be an impediment to youth attending a retreat, trip, or event. If you need financial help, please contact Justin Sizemore.

Weekly Schedule

You’re Invited!

Join us throughout the week for worship, fellowship, service, Bible study, and fun! Check our website and our weekly newsletter for the most current schedule.
Please review the youth guidelines for gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sundays

Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall, 8:30 am
This worship service includes contemporary praise and worship music and many worshippers dress casually. Free donuts and coffee provided! (Currently suspended due to COVID-19)

Sunday Bible Study in the Youth Lounge, 9:45 am
Explore God’s word through this morning Bible study opportunity. Classes are organized by grade. (Currently suspended due to COVID-19)

Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary, 11 am
This worship service focuses on traditional Baptist worship and is led by Calvary’s Sanctuary Choir.

Youth Choir
Sing your heart out with your friends at choir or play beautifully arranged music with fellow musicians with our Youth Choir. Youth choir will meet most Sundays at 5pm. (Currently suspended due to COVID-19)

Youth Dinner & Small Groups, Sundays at 6pm
Deepen your understanding of the Bible and of your faith every week at Dinner & Small Groups. Youth will meet for a meal and discipleship time. If you want to learn more, grow in your faith, and grow closer to your friends, this is the activity for you! Watch the Connections and Weekly Youth Newsletter for more information.

Wednesdays

Family Meal in the Fellowship Hall, 5pm
Get a full meal with your family for only $5!
(Currently suspended due to COVID-19)

Gym and Youth Lounge, 6pm
Activities on Wednesday will include games, singing, a devotional challenge, and small group discussions. The program begins at 6pm in the Youth Lounge. Don’t miss it! (Currently suspended due to COVID-19)

Other Regular Youth Events

Volunteering at God’s Pantry, Third Thursday of every other month, 5:45-7:30 pm. Help provide food for the hungry at God’s Pantry! Age 16 or older please.

Resources

Contact Us

Contact Justin Sizemore, Youth Minister

Sign Up For Text Reminders

Please text @cbclexyou to phone number 81010

Weekly Youth Newsletter

Internet & Print Resources

Parenting is not exactly an easy job, so Calvary has pulled together some resources that might help you gain perspective, get new ideas, connect you with help, or simply refresh your mind and spirit. But these are only links to other websites. Calvary Baptist Church, its ministers, staff, or volunteers do not endorse any website and each website is responsible for its own content. These are simply listed as they might be helpful to you. As with everything else in life, use your own discretion!

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d365
Daily online devotional from Passport

Passport Camps
Website for youth camps and trips.

Way to Live
Website paired with the book Way to Live.

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
Useful website that examines youth culture and seeks to bridge the parent/youth culture gap.

Family Based Youth Ministry
Website devoted to family-based youth ministry.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship

National Study of Youth and Religion
Findings from a national longitudinal and academic study of youth religious perceptions and practices.

Facebook
Social networking website popular with youth.

Twitter
Microblogging and social networking service. If you tweet, follow @cbclexyouth.

Bass, Dorothy and Don Richter, Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2002.

Smith, Christian and Melinda Lundquist Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Feeling Generous? Then consider purchasing a book or resource for our Youth Ministry Library. Contact Justin Sizemore for more details.

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