Our Passion

PACE Setters Youth Ministry

  Pursuing Always Christ's Example

Emmanuel Church is a family-focused church with a passion for youth of all ages.  We take seriously Christ's mandate for the church as it relates to our youth.  At EBC, your children & their spiritual growth become our passion!

To that end, OUR MISSION is to reach, teach, and inspire youth in Bible-Based, Christ-Centered instruction, enabling them to fully develop their God-given gifts and talents, equipping them to confidently and humbly serve the Lord, thereby preparing and empowering them to positively impact their world. (Proverbs 22:6)   

Our prayer is that God will lead your family to become part of the Emmanuel Baptist Church family and OUR VISION is to become an established and trusted resource for youth and their parents so that they might learn to live life led by faith in Jesus Christ, that they might grow in Christ through sound Bible-based instruction, and that they might understand their responsibility to work for Christ’s church through evangelism & service to others. (Mark 28:18-20)   

At Emmanuel, we believe that our young people have been created for excellence, equipped for leadership, and called to Kingdom service (Jeremiah 1:5)   

Youth Ministry Key Elements   

1.  Ministry leaders who are grounded in Jesus Christ and the Word of God and fully committed to the ministry’s mission and God’s mandate to His church regarding ministering to children and meeting the full scope of their needs.   

2.  Carefully selected Christ-centered preachers, teachers, and other ministry staff who are fully committed to addressing the often complex needs of children and equally determined to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for their growth and development.   

3.  Innovative, age-appropriate, Bible-based programs that promote the full physical, spiritual, and emotional development of children.   

Compliance Statement   

The PACE Setters Youth Ministry, in an effort to ensure the safest possible environment for the children to whom God has entrusted,  is in compliance with all required Commonwealth of Pennsylvania criminal history screening procedures—all ministry leadership, staff, and guest facilitators will have completed this required documentation prior to interaction with youth.   All Youth Ministry staff receive on-going training on youth ministry and evangelism strategies.   

To learn more about the youth ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church or to inquire about serving in this ministry, click here to contact Minister Derrick Johnson or Sister Candance Johnson.  We will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!