Youth Ministry

From toddlers to teens, our Youth Ministry offers fun, safe activities for our youth while encouraging them in Christ.  There are so many reasons a ministry for our youth is important. Children are a gift from God and it is an incredible blessing to see children grow and lead them in this season of their life.

A Youth Ministry is Important Because . . .

Children are important to Jesus. "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" (Matthew 19:14 NIV). It's made so evident throughout the whole Bible that children are important to Jesus and they are important to us, too!

Children need a firm foundation. "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6 NIV). The time we spend with children at a young age impacts the rest of their lives because the things that are instilled as a child won't be forgotten when they are older.

Children are the NOW generation. "We will not hide them from their descendants, we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done." (Psalms 78:4 NIV). We often call children the next generation and a Youth Ministry can equip children to see the calling on their life and make a difference now with their friends and family,  in their school, and in the church.
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Children & Youth Activities

Teen Church

TEEN CHURCH is returning September 19th during worship service (all middle and high school students WELCOME) “The ARK will be serving our students this month. JOIN US!

The Youth Connection provides a way for 6th - 12th graders to connect and continue to build a foundation in Christ.  
Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. on our YouTube Channel
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday - Students K-5 are welcomed to participate in PRAISE TOWN - We desire to provide a safe, fun and interactive worship experience for our kids.
Parents you will need to sign in your student before 10am and you will receive a number, if we need to contact you your number will appear at the bottom of the screen in the sanctuary. You will also need that number to sign out your student for safety reasons. Please contact clifton.holmes@pmbcjc.org for any questions or concerns

Parents' Corner

"The most important Christian Education institution is not the pulpit or the school, but it is the Christian family. And that institution has to a very large extent ceased to do its work." - J. Gresham Machen
THREE QUICK TIPS TO HELP YOU DISCIPLE YOUR KIDS
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
1.  Set realistic expectations.
Family worship doesn’t have to look like worship with your church family with singing, prayer, and lengthy and in-depth Bible teaching. We need to be realistic of what our family discipleship will look like. Perhaps that means talking about a Bible story for 15 minutes one night a week at dinner and trying to find one or two times each week to move conversations toward the gospel. Wherever you are, start there and develop rhythms and habits that work and then build on them to get to where you want to be.

2.  See family discipleship as a way of life, not a program.
There is nothing at all wrong with having a more organized time of family worship—it is actually a great idea to do that. But we can’t see our role as disciplers as a program;
we have to see it more as a way of life as Deut. 6 describes. That means that you want to strive to talk with your kids about Christ naturally as much as possible. Look for themes in shows, movies, and music and talk about how they relate to the gospel. We have natural opportunities to talk about the gospel every day—we just have to look for them.

3.  Focus on Jesus
Our goal should be to always point our kids to Jesus. Focusing on our kids’ behavior and wanting them to act right is important, But that is not God’s heart for them! God is less concerned with their behavior and more  concerned with their hearts. And the way our kids will develop hearts that love Him and want to obey Him is through the gospel transforming them. This is why we always need to point our kids to the gospel and allow that to inform how they live. Their behavior matters—but why they behave the way they do matters far more. Focus on heart change through Christ.