Developing and promoting the spiritual growth of our youth is an important part of our church. The Youth Ministry here at Providence takes very seriously its role in mentoring and leading our youth.
There are many opportunities for youth to get plugged in at Providence.
Wednesday Night Kinect
Kinect will change its winter schedule (because of winter temperatures) for the time period between New Years and Spring Break. We cannot go inside until 6:00 p.m. so we ask that you not drop off any youth before 6:00 p.m., Worship will begin at 6:30 as usual but will end at 7:15 when we will eat and socialize until 7:45. This means that all youth (except choir members children) MUST be picked up by 7:45. Please help us hold this schedule for this time period! Thank you and God bless!
Kinect is a worship and Bible study session for youth on Wednesday nights. The service provides an opportunity for youth to experience Christ through praise music and Bible lessons that are focused on helping them during their middle and high school years. There is also an opportunity for fun and fellowship as a part of the ministry focuses on growing unity among the group.
There is a Sunday School classroom for every age group that meets at 9:15 a.m. These classes are located on the basement level at the East Campus of Providence. Youth can gain a better understanding of the Bible and how it can lead them in their decision making for life.
Grades 7 & 8, Coed
Teachers: Payton Thornton & Josh Carter
Room: B111 (Basement)
Curriculum: Fuel, Igniting New Life with God’s Story is a LifeWay video-driven Bible study that presents 96 of the major stories in chronological order over a two-year period, walking students through the major narratives of the Bible.
Grades 9 – 12, Coed
Teachers: Chris & Michelle Johnson
Room: B112/114 (Basement)
Curriculum: Known, A LifeWay student curriculum with a holistic approach to spiritual development, helps students KNOW God, OWN their faith, and make their faith KNOWN. Students will study topics from spiritual development areas such as lordship, disciplines, character, discernment, relationships, and influence.
The youth group provides several ministry opportunities and activities.
CREATIVE DIVISIONS OF WORSHIP ARTS
Drama Team (grade 7-college) | Directors: Courtney Ingram & Gayle Smith
Meets: TBA As Needed
The Drama Team contributes regularly to the worship experience through skits, song interpretation, monologues, plays, and providing the drama for musicals.
Creative Movement Team (grades7-adult) | Director: Anna Hovey
Meets: TBA As Needed
The Creative Movement Team provides an opportunity to use dance as a means of expression in worship. The group contributes regularly to the worship experience at Providence.
MUSIC DIVISION OF WORSHIP ARTS
Student Choir (grades 7-college)
Director: Thomas R. Smith | Meets: Sunday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Student Choir provides the opportunity for advanced music learning and music performance for young people grades 7-college. This is accomplished through the singing of appropriate sacred choral literature using the appropriate choral methods. The Student Choir is a regular contributor to the music for worship. The group also takes an annual tour and presents youth musicals from time to time.
Providence Brass (students and adults)
Director: Pam Morris | Meets: TBA As Needed
The Providence Brass provides instrumental work for brass players. The group rehearses prior to designated performances either as playing for worship services or accompanying choral ensembles.
East Alabama Children’s Choir (grades 4-8, unchanged voices)
Director: Gayle Smith & Assistant Director: Pam Kenney | Meets: Monday, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
The East Alabama Children’s Choir is a broad-based community organization dedicated to choral excellence by providing a unique educational and performance opportunity to boys and girls in the East Alabama area. Through performance-based music education, the choir promotes self-esteem, accomplishment, pride, and strengthens citizenship while contributing a lasting value to the community. The choir is an auditioned group with a tuition requirement and is a community outreach of Providence Baptist Church.
East Alabama Youth Chorale (grades 9-college)
Director: Thomas R. Smith & Assistant Director: Mary Smith | Meets: Monday, 4:00-5:15 pm
The East Alabama Youth Chorale is a broad-based community organization dedicated to choral excellence by providing a unique educational and performance opportunity to young people in the East Alabama area. This mixed choir performs a wide variety of music from the choral classics to Broadway. Some of the music includes staging and choreography. The choir is an auditioned group with a tuition requirement and is a community outreach ministry of Providence Baptist Church.
There are also several opportunities to serve the community and beyond through missions efforts afforded the students throughout the year. We will have local, state, national and international mission opportunities.
Our Deeper Roots discipleship ministries on Sunday evenings offer a wide array and assortment of discipleship and worship opportunities each semester also. The youth can become active in varying discipleship classes and worship arts during this time. There is always care taken each semester to ensure that there are applicable opportunities offered teenagers during this time slot.