Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church’s (GMBC) Youth Fellowship Ministry (YFM) is committed to welcoming and ministering to all teens between the ages of 13-20 who are members or nonmembers of GMBC. These standards fall in line with our church Mission and Vision to embody our commitment of ministering to those entrusted into our care. 

GMBC’s YFM is comprised of teens from 13-20 who meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Family Life Center to study God’s word and to discuss how to apply the Bible to the situations that they face on a daily basis. Topics of discussion have included, but are not limited to: Making Good Choices,  Fitness and Health; College Preparation and Expectations; Careers After High School; How to Obtain and Maintain Good Grades; the Importance of Being Organized and Keeping a Personal Calendar; Facebook Etiquette; Joy; Military Service; Salvation; Thinking Big; Dreaming Big; Humor and Laughter; Domestic Violence; the Criminal Justice System; Women’s Health; Service to God and Community and GMBC’s Monthly Focus Phrases.  The themes for 2012-2013 are “Building and Strengthening Our Relationship With God and With Each Other”; “Leadership:  Exhibiting the Qualities of a Good Leader”’; and “Service to Others.”   

We spend approximately one session a quarter doing a lesson on survival skills. To date, those lessons have focused on making a bed properly, the proper setting of a table; first aid; car maintenance; and self defense. The YFM’s leadership team and speakers, who are members of GMBC, as well as outside of GMBC, give lively presentations on the various topics discussed. We also learn the books of the Bible. 

The YFM believes building relationships with one another is extremely important.  For further information on joining this exciting ministry, please see our guidelines on Youth Fellowship Ministry, or contact Mrs. Twilah Shipley, President, via the church office at 717 238 4400


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