The goal of Selma Baptist Youth Ministry is to help students become Godly men and women. We do this by helping our students connect with God in our Sunday morning youth Bible study. We use the Gospel Project which is designed to help students understand that the Bible is one grand story, the story of God redeeming mankind. No matter what part of the Bible you are studying it’s all about Him and His plan and how we get to play a part in it. How awesome is it to think you get to be part of God’s big plan!!
We also want students to connect with others. On Wednesday nights we focus on life application Bible studies. This helps them see how to apply God’s Word directly to their lives. Through this we also hope to equip them to be better prepared to engage with their lost friends and be able to tell them about the hope that they have in Jesus. This is also a time of food and fun where they can strengthen their friendship with other students. As Christians we all need other Christians in our lives. We hope that through our youth group they can build these life long friendships.
Throughout the year we also have different events which serve different purposes from missions, evangelism, and fellowship. While these events are fun, they also help youth to carry their faith out into the world around them and help them to see what it is like to serve others.
In the end we hope to help train up youth who one day will be able to train up the generation that will follow them (2 Timothy 2:2) after all they are our future leaders. Our key verse is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” We hope that we can empower them to live this type of life.