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Preparing Vessels Fit for the Master’s Use (II Tim. 2:20–21) and Striving for Excellence (Phil. 1:9–11)
The goal of the youth ministry at Marquette Manor Baptist Church is to glorify God (I Corinthians 10:31), specifically by aiding parents in their God-given responsibility to instill Christ-like character in their young people (Ephesians 6:4). Today many young people are straying away from their parent’s counsel and guidance. We exist to help turn teenagers’ hearts toward God’s representatives in their lives, their parents (Malachi 4:6). The result will be vessels that are being fit for the Master’s use (2 Timothy 2:20-21) and striving for excellence (Philippians 1:9-11).
We meet weekly to study God’s Word and see how it applies to our lives as young people.
During the school year we meet weekly on Wednesday night to be challenged from God’s Word.
The Great Commission was given to all of us. Twice per month during the school year we go out on Wednesday to share God’s Word. We use this opportunity for recruiting teens for special activities, going door to door in evangelism, or ministering in nursing home services.
We have an accountability program during the school year to encourage us in our personal walk with the Lord.
Monthly youth activities are always a good chance for everyone to enjoy good Christian fellowship, have lots of fun, and be challenged by a brief message from God’s Word.
Each month after a Sunday Evening service, we enjoy a time of singing and giving testimonies in one of the homes of our church members.
We developed a vocal ensemble to encourage us to develop our music ability and use it for the Lord in ministry.
Every summer we take a missions trip for those who have proved themselves faithful in the Centurions accountability program.
Camp is always a great place every year for us to make decisions that will impact the rest of our lives.
"All of our children have been in the MMBC youth group for many years. As parents we have seen the youth group be an important part of our children's lives. The ministries, activities, and emphasis on good, clean fun have been a great part of our children's development as growing Christians. The interactions they have had with their peers and the youth pastor and his family have been times of godly encouragement and have developed bonds of Christian love and friendship." (Len and Elvira Scalzitti, parents)
"One of the blessings I received in the youth group at MMBC was the development of friendships with other Christians. Through missions trips, summer camp, Wednesday visitation, and activities we grew closer to the Lord and each other. Many of those friendships continue to today. The good friends that I made while in the youth group have encouraged me along the way to follow the Lord and do right." (Matt Scalzitti, graduate)
Marquette Manor has been a part of my life for 13 years. Each year I did not just grow physically, but spiritually. The people here really know how to make you feel welcome. Everybody seems to show God's love and can instantly become your new best friend. This church makes me want to become a better person, a better Christian, and a better servant for God." (Wayne Pua, Graduate)
Pastor Lloyd Estep, Jr.
(630) 964-5363, ext. 140