Youth & Teen Ministry

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.” – Proverbs 1:8-9

Of all the times to receive knowledge and instructions in the way of God, the teenage years are among the most important. As the world continues to develop the complexity of its charms to dissuade youths from wisdom and doeth the path of a fool, Elmwood Baptist works to lovingly instruct teens in God’s absolute truth, the Bible.

Goals for the EBC Youth & Teen Groups

To receive Christ through the preaching of the Word of God.
To nurture and disciple teens to develop solid Bible study and prayer habits and to equip teens to fulfill the great commission.
To foster a loving, encouraging spirit within a youth group that reaches out to others and wins them to Jesus Christ and draws them in to the local church without compromising Godly, Biblical standards.
To infect teens with the joy of living for and serving Christ faithfully in His local church.

Tools To Achieve These Goals

Sunday School
Teen Time
Activity Devotionals
Follow-up and Accountability measures
Teen Soul-winning Ministry
Service Work Days

Pastor Joshua & Missy Lehman

Pastor Joshua and Missy Lehman are a tremendous blessing to our youth at Elmwood. They have developed a constant and godly lifestyle for our youth to model after.  They are a wonderful encouragement. They are in charge of the youth and Academy ministries.

“God loves young people! Because of this, it is our heart-felt prayer for children and teenagers alike to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and become actively involved in our Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church that truly cares for them.” – Pastor Joshua & Melissa Lehman

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” Psalm 127:3

Youth & Teens in Christ

Our youth (6th-8th grades) and teenagers (9th-12th grades) meet during Sunday Family Bible Time at 10:45 am for Sunday school after the Sunday service and also Thursday Youth & Teen Time at 7:00 pm at the same time as the regular Thursday service.


We also provide various teen activities every month. Often we hold Friday activities where we have games and trips. In addition we plan and go on other activites such as going to the mountains. Click here to access our calendar of events

Teen S.N.A.C. (Sunday Night After Church)

During the summer months the teens head out to a fast food restaurant immediately following the evening service. This is a time for fellowship and fun. Join us this Sunday!

Looking Out For Youth & Teens’ Safety

We care about your teenagers. All of our children and youth workers undergo a criminal background check to ensure that your family will be in a safe environment when they attend our classes and activities at and through Elmwood Baptist.