Youth Ministries

How do I get connected?

Simple. Just show up to youth group, come to our Sunday morning Bible study, hit up the next youth event, or just give the youth pastor a call or drop him an email.

What is youth group?

Youth Group is our weekly program where teens gather to learn about Jesus Christ from the Bible.  Youth Group is a place to make friends and be a part of community. It's a safe place to ask questions and learn about God. It's also a ton a fun as we do crazy games, activities, and event led by our adult leaders.

What are some of the events you do?

Along with our weekly youth group program, our teens get to be a part of some pretty awesome events throughout the year. Here is an idea of some of the stuff we do throughout the year:
  • Fall Over[K]nighter - London Knights games followed by archery tag
  • Fall Retreat - Rend Collective Concert and Indoor Water Park
  • "How Can You Know" - Youth Conference answering questions we all ask
  • Christmas Party to Skyzone
  • Snow Camp - A weekend retreat up north
  • Annual Dodgeball Tournament
  • and so much more...
I want in! When is youth group?

 Jr. High Youth Group                           High School Youth Group

  For students in grade 6-8                      For students grade 9-12
  Tuesday Nights, 7-9 pm                        Sunday Nights, 7-9 pm

What will I learn?

At Youth Group we learn from the Bible, which is God's Word of absolute truth.
In the new year we'll begin a Bible study called Live By Faith. It will be a fresh
look at old stories of walking by faith.

Upcoming Events


Recharge: Jr. High Snow Camp

January 26-28

@ Word of Life Camp in Owen Sound.

Cost is $110
Space is limited to 40 campers

The goal of this weekend is for each student to hear from God’s Word and grow in their relationship with Him and with each other. There will be Bible teaching sessions, worship, drama, Q&A’s, as well as small group devotion times. Our adult leaders will be with the students all weekend encouraging their walk with God.

What’s there to do at Recharge? Tube hill, high ropes course, snow sculptures, cardboard sled race, ice cube jump, paintball, mega pizza party, coffee house, campfires, sports tournaments, photo scavenger hunt, games lounge, live music, drama presentation, youth group challenges, and more.

… and other stuff too. A Bible, a pen, and a journal. Winter clothes including snow pants, boots, etc. Gym clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, and a towel. Optional items include a water bottle, camera, snacks, and money for the camp Snack Shack.

We will be stopping for a meal on the way up to camp on Friday night. Teens are welcome to bring hand-held devices for the bus rides but they MUST be put away upon arrival to camp.

Cost is $110 which includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and activities. PAINTBALL does cost extra and a waiver must be filled out by the parents ahead of time. Cheques payable to “Emmanuel Baptist Church.” Our youth ministry “Travel and Medical Consent Form” is required to register.

DEPARTURE: Friday, Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm, arrive by 4:00 to load bus
RETURN: Sunday, Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm

Camp Address: #617796 Grey Rd. 18, Owen Sound, ON 519-376-3516

February 2nd, 2018

This is an ALL YOUTH event for teens in both Jr. High and High School.

We're going to Skyzone Trampoline park in Kitchener. Cost is $18
Bus leaves the church at 5:00 pm. Teens will get to jump for 2 hrs, from 7-9 pm.
We'll make a quick stop for food on our way home.
Pick up at 11:00 pm at the church.

An ONLINE SKYZONE WAIVER must be filled out by the parents before the event.

No need to sign up in advance - just bring your $$ on the day of.

Annual Youth Service

February 11th

This is a student-led Sunday morning worship service.

High School Snow Camp
February 23-25

Departure: Friday, February 23rd @ 4:00 pm.  
Please arrive by 3:30 pm to load the vans and leave on time.
Return: Sunday, February 25th @ 6:00 pm.

Cost: $140/teen
Includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and activities.
Cheques are payable to "Emmanuel Baptist Church.”
A $20 deposit, or payment in full is required to reserve a spot.

2 Permission Forms are Required:
(1) 2017-18 Youth Ministry Travel and Medical Consent Form
(2) Muskoka Woods Waiver
Both forms can be downloaded and printed.

Activities: Wall climbing, talent competition, dodgeball tournament, tube hill, skate park, big swing, broomball, cross-country skiing and so much more. There are also sessions throughout the weekend that include games, prizes, videos, and more.

Spiritual Growth: This whole weekend is set up for teens to GROW in their relationship with Christ, and to build deeper friendships with each other. There will be 4 Bible teaching sessions with worship and small group devotion times. As well, teens will get lots of ‘hang-time’ with their leaders.

Bring: Bible, pen, journal // Sleeping bag, pillow, & towel //
Winter clothes, boots, & gym clothes // Toiletries; including deodorant!
Optional: water bottle, snacks, camera, $$ for the tuck shop
Devices are fine for the car ride but must be put away upon arrival.
Teens will need $$ for a meal on the way up and on the way home.

We will be staying in cabins and travelling in minivans driven by our adult leaders.  If there is an emergency, you can contact Muskoka Woods directly at: 1-705-732-4373.

Please contact if you need more information.

  • Jan 26-28: Recharge; Jr. High Snow Camp
  • Feb 02: All Youth Event to Skyzone in Kitchener
  • Feb 11: Annual Youth Servoce
  • Feb 23-25: High School Snow Camp

  Aaron Johnson
  Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries
  p. (519)-235-2661 ext. 22

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