Youth Service, Teaching, Training, and Fellowship
Eastern Shore works had to support the Christian development of our youth and their families. Every activity is founded upon Biblical principles and teachings so that young people grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Jesus teaches a life of service for his people. He taught us to apply the Golden Rule of Matthew 7:12, "whatever you wish others would do to you, do also to them..." and taught us to think of others as we think of self (Matthew 19:19). We work to instill those values in our young people.
Our young people work alongside our adults to provide monthly meals for residents of Ronald McDonald House, to prepare frozen, ready to serve meals for those in need and to package holiday gift boxes to distribute at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. We hope to create habits of service among our youth.
Teaching & Training
We offer Bible classes for all ages beginning with a nursery class where Jesus is taught at the earliest ages. The little ones learn the songs that will stay with them for a lifetime. As children grow they are taught by dedicated Bible class teachers from kindergarten through high school. Our curriculum is planned and well developed for each age.
We make use of Lads to Leaders / Leaderettes to help teach and train our young people. This is a year-round program that trains young people in multiple vital areas of Christian development. They are taught public speaking, song leading, oral Bible reading, puppet presentations, art, multimedia, and even formal debate. While the young people work throughout the year on the Lads programs, the culmination comes in April when we go to the national convention. For us, that's a trip to Orlando and a wonderful time for fun, fellowship and reward!
Fellowship & Fun
Children love to play! One of the great benefits of belonging to an Eastern Shore youth group is that we study together and we play together. Periodically the groups will meet for an evening devotional followed by plenty of good eating and games. Sometimes we organize game nights and sometimes impromptu get-togethers after services.
Our big event is our week at Indian Creek Youth Camp in the woods of Walker County, Alabama. We have spent the past 15 years there with friends from all over the southeast. It is a week that everyone looks forward to. Many of our adults attend too which makes this a great family event and not just a youth gathering.
It is more important than ever for parents to be active in the raising of their children. There are competing societal forces that will drag our children into very bad and very dark places. We can help you build the kind of sound foundations to sustain your children into their adult lives. Come. Visit us. You will see the great environment Eastern Shore provides.