ELEVATE SBC Youth Ministry
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 NLT
We mold spiritually, emotionally, and socially well-rounded children in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. We prepare them for the world around them while keeping them grounded in the Word of GOD.
Youth Director – Toya Badie
Sankofa Wax Museum/Black History Program
This community event is to showcase, honor, and celebrate the proud history and legacy of African Americans. The two- hour event begins with a program filled with music, spoken word, dance, and more all presented by our youth. The second half of the program will features our youth presenting in our Wax Museum.
2021 – Agents of Change Past to Present
As a member of Second Baptist Church, the Youth Ministry would like to assist your preparation for life beyond high school. We are here to provide guidance as needed. We have church members that have years of experience in assisting students and parents prepare for and transition into college, military, or into the workforce. Secondly, the program is intended to keep you engaged in church participation and fellowship with your peers. We will meet quarterly with sessions on different topics in person or via Zoom often with guest speakers. Students are encouraged to submit topics for discussion.
Divine Movement is a ministry that allows youth to express themselves through Praise and Worship Dance while elevating praise to glorify the Lord. Under the Leadership of LaVelma Cunningham. Choreographers – Tammie Asare, Lorelle Boyd, & Scheneka Ashford. Emily Tessema – Assistant
Practices are currently suspended.
S-Step Drill Team
What is the SBC Drill Team?
A location where the youth can congregate to exchange ideas of expression. The Drill Team creates unique routines based on precision dance movements and marching accuracy. Through rhythm, sound, and dance, the Drill Team works to visually articulate the word of God. Providing a safe and comfortable space for all who partake. Under the leadership of Dante Leveritte. Chante Wilson – Assistant
Practices are currently suspended.
Young Men aged 13+
• Learn about who God is and how he cares for us
• Volunteer to Participate ministry events, scripture reading and prayer.
• Demonstration of Leadership
• Demonstration of Responsibility
Enjoy a fun and athletic morning with Rev Thompson and volunteers learning and practicing basketball skills and drills. Lunch is served and there are awards.
Our SBC teens have taken an active interest in social justice. In June, they held their own “Our Lives Matter” Protest on the church grounds following the murder of George Floyd. A video was also produced so their voices could be heard over social media as well.
As a follow up to their work, the ministry was awarded the Fierce of Urgency Now grant from the Grassroots Grantmaking Design Team (affiliated with the Grand Victoria Foundation) to fulfill a Black Lives Matters project in Elgin. The project is the Our Lives Matter Literacy Campaign. Be on the lookout for more information. We are proud of our teens for taking a stand in what they believe in.
Teen Conference for 13+ including an outing, workshops, praise & worship, lunch, guest speakers, and more! No parents allowed! No topic off limits.
More Youth Involvement
- Children’s Church (6-12yr)
- Youth Orchestra
- Precious Praise
- T.E. Bedford Choir
- Youth Praise Team
- Jr. Ushers
- Sunday School
We also sponsor:
- SBC Hot Wheels
- Youth Explosion
- Essay Contests
- Teen Netflix Party w/ Sunday School
- Feed My Starving Children
- Vacation Bible School