Youth Ministries

House of Higher Learning 

The House of Higher Learning Ministry helps our youth to learn what they don’t know, enhance what they do know, and challenge themselves to work beyond their highest expectations in the Lord’s House, with His blessings of knowledge. We help youth to get ahead of the game in education by assisting with tutoring, test taking skills, writing skills, and homework in all subject matters.

When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Who: Pre-K – 12th grade 

New Generation         

New Generation allows children to learn about God through biblical scriptures on a particular comprehensive level. They are also engaged in various centers such as arts/crafts, story time, music, etc. It’s an opportunity for parents, guests, and the GCBC family to enjoy church to the fullest without any interruptions.

When: Sundays during 10:30 a.m. service
Who: Ages Pre-K – 6th grade 

PAVE (College Preparation)         

PAVE (Perpetual Awareness Valuing Education) is designed to assist youth in preparing for education beyond high school. We focus on networking with various sources in and around our community to aid students in preparing for the SAT, school applications, scholarships, financial aid and life beyond high school.

Who: Ages 13-19

Praise Dance         

The Praise Dance Ministry assists the Pastor and other ministries in carrying out the God-given vision of spreading the gospel through dance.

Scripture: Psalm 149:3

Practice: Special Events schedule

Who:  Ages 6-18 

Strictly for Christ 

The “Strictly for Christ Ministry” creates renewed nourishment for Christ in our teens. We relate God’s Word to real life situations. We send our teens back into the world as witnesses for Christ through their walk, and not just their talk.

When: Wednesdays @ 7 p.m.
Who: Ages 7th grade – college level 

Youth Choir 

The Youth Choir sings praises to the Lord and lifts up His holy name. We serve the Lord with excitement and lift the spirit of God’s people.

Practice: Special Events schedule
Who: Ages 4-18 

Youth/Teen Ushers 

The Youth/Teen Ushers Ministry serves as doorkeepers in God’s house. We are here to serve God’s people. We plan yearly community service activities to fellowship and extend our faith to others.

Serve: Youth Ushers – Every 2nd Sunday @ 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services
            Teen Ushers – Every 4th Sunday @ 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services
Practice: Every 4th Saturday @ 10a.m.
Who: Youth Ushers – Ages 5-12
          Teen Ushers – Ages 13-18 

Youth on the Move 

The “Youth on the Move” Ministry teaches our youth to acknowledge and accept that we are here solely to uplift God’s Kingdom as He leads and directs our path. Youth learn the characteristics of Jesus Christ so they can be examples at home, school and church.

When: Wednesdays @ 7 p.m.
Who: Ages Pre-K – 6th Grade