Bro. Wayne Reynolds, Youth Pastor
Email Address: email@example.com
Turner Chapel’s Youth Ministry offers creative and exciting opportunities to help our children grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” still holds true today! “And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him." - Luke 2:40
THE G.A.P. VISION
The Vision for Generations activated with a Purpose in Christ, is aligned with the overall vision of Turner Chapel: to impact as many young people as we can, to develop a sustainable relationship with Jesus Christ. We empower our children to dream BIG, Think CREATIVELY, to have Christ INTENTIONS, and Christ-like ACTIONS!! No matter their background or age, every child is valued, appreciated, and loved!
Children & Youth Worship Services
Youth Worship Services are an opportunity for children and teenagers to encounter and learn about God, showing love to God through prayer, singing, preaching, poetry, dancing, giving offering, testimony, and other activities. Youth services include:
- NURSERY: Age 0-3 years old
Open Every Sunday in the Nursery Room 1 on the 1st Floor
- PEE WEE CHURCH: Age 4 – Kindergarten
Meets 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday in Nursery Room 2 on the 1st Floor
- STEPPING STONES: 1st Grade – 5th Grade
Meets 2nd & 3rd Sunday in Room #182 on the 1st Floor
- TEEN CHURCH: 6th Grade – 10th Grade
Meets 2nd Sunday in Room #193-194 on the 1st Floor
- THE NEXT EPISODE: 11th Grade – 12th Grade
Meets 2nd Sunday ONLY in Board Room on the 1st Floor
1st – 12th Grade meet in the Chapel for COMMUNITY CHAPEL
All Children, Youth & Teens meet in the sanctuary for YOUTH SUNDAY SERVICE
All Children, Youth & Teens meet in the Sanctuary for UNITY SUNDAY SERVICE
THE VILLAGE MINISTRIES
Boy Scout Ministries
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Turner Chapel’s BSA provides a program for young men that builds character, citizenship, develops personal skills and spiritual formation.
BOY SCOUT WEBSITE CLICK HERE
Girl Scout Ministries
The Girl Scout Troop builds leaders, one girl at a time. It develops girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place in a spiritual, nurturing, all-girl environment. Girls work together to share challenges and enriching experiences and activities to develop life skills and actively apply what they learn through hands-on community service and leadership opportunities.
The Education Ministry uses numerous initiatives to encourage academic achievement, provide support, close the college knowledge gap and expose the community to methods of supporting student academic enrichment. This is done through academic celebrations, college planning workshops, college fairs and many more.
G.E.M.Z. (Girl’s Mentoring)
Mentoring organization for young ladies 7th – 12th grade. Students engage in monthly group mentoring sessions that challenge them to deepen their spirituality, broaden their intellect and develop interpersonal skills needed for their everyday lives. The program focuses on increasing self-image; developing goals, and cultivating essential skills for a healthy balanced life.
Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) Academy
Mentoring organization for young men 7th – 12th grade. Students engage in monthly group mentoring sessions that challenge them to deepen their spirituality, broaden their intellect and develop interpersonal skills needed for their everyday lives.
1st Steppers Choir
1st Steppers Children’s Choir is a fun, interactive opportunity for kids ages 4-12, to serve God by making a significant contribution to the music ministry and overall worship experience at Turner. The choir also helps to educate, develop and inspire children to grow in their knowledge and relationship with God.
Voices of Praise Choir
VOP choir is for 7th – 12th grade students. Students learn the art and skill of providing music for worship services. They serve as the choir for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering at outside engagements.
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage is a ten-week program provides a spiritual passage for our children into youth-hood. Rising sixth graders are taken through an intensive study of the Bible and exploration into their faith. They also learn about the history of our denomination and church, our basic liturgical tenets, black history, stewardship, and biblical principals of sexuality.
The Young People’s Division (YPD)
The YPD provides meaningful training opportunities on all areas of church life in order to enable children and youth to fully participate in the total mission of the church. YPD provides opportunities for leadership experience.
Worship Arts Ministry
The Worship Arts Ministry provides opportunities to worship through dance, step, mime, African drums, pageantry, and music (youth choirs only). Ministries seek to integrate biblical instruction into each division, from children - adults.
Rejoice! 1, 2 & 3
Liturgical dance ministry for males and females 5yrs old – 5th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Angelic 1 & 2
Liturgical dance ministry for males and females 6th – 12th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Portraits of Praise (POP)
Advanced liturgical dance ministry for males and females of all ages. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements. (This group is audition only)
Reflections of Him (ROH)
Mime Ministry for males and females Kindergarten – 6th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Mime Ministry for males and females 7th – 12th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Stepping to Exalt Praise (STEP)
Step team for males 1st – 5th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services; as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Stepping to Offer My Praise (STOMP)
Step team for males 6th – 12th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math Team (S.T.E.A.M.)
Ministry for students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. Students have the opportunity to engage in interactive learning, field trips and projects related to S.T.E.A.M. careers.
African drum and dance for males and females 5yrs old – 12th grade. They serve as support for Youth Sunday worship services as well as ministering for outside engagements.
Young Daughters of the King (YDK)
Girls' Step Ministry for young ladies 7th-12th grade. We offer fun, fellowship and are making "a joyful noise unto the Lord," Psalm 100:1.