Youth Ministry

Tabernacle Baptist Church works to provide a safe environment where youth can explore the questions of life. Youth are strongly encouraged to work to develop a spiritual dimension of life as they are developing academically, emotionally and physically. Youth frequently gather in the Youth Lounge to watch movies, play video games, pool or ping pong. Wednesday evenings we gather for a community meal and Bible study. Topics have included a study of the Gospel of Mark, a survey of Christian “saints,” and several other studies.The Youth at Tabernacle participate in state-wide retreats and mission projects through the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and in national retreats and projects through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.


Sunday Morning, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.   Sunday School

9:30-10:30 (weekly)

Youth are at a pivotal time in their lives where they are searching for identity.  They are searching for their personal identity, their familial identity, and their Christian identity.  Each week the youth at Tabernacle gather together in hopes of finding a piece of that identity.  Youth Sunday School is a place where our youth can pray for each other, worship God together through song, and learn the stories of the Bible.  We hope to encourage strong personal as well as corporate faith through discussion and reflection in art, music, and writing and to have a lot of fun together as well!

Youth Sunday School is geared for students, grades 7 through 12.  We base our Bible study on lectionary passages and follow the church year, which helps to bind us with other Christians all over the world

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Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Homework Assistance, 5:00 – 5:45 p.m (weekly)

Reading, Science, History, Algebra, Chemistry… the list goes on and on!  We know you have a lot of homework!  Your church family wants to help you get it done and build great new relationships in the process!  This year, we are offering a homework time prior to Wednesday night suppers.  This is a time for students of all ages to bring their daily homework and projects to work on them with caring, dedicated adults.  The program aims to empower students to become confident and competent in their studies.  In addition, this homework time will encourage strong, lasting relationship between students and adults.


Students: We hope that you will bring your homework and join us for a great time of laughing and learning together!

Parents: Please consider bringing your students and, alongside other adults and students, work with them on their homework!

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Fellowship Meal, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. (weekly on Wednesday Nights)

Fellowship is one of the core values of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the Tabernacle Baptist Church family for a simple supper each Wednesday evening between the children’s and youth homework time and our Wednesday evening classes.  This community meal will allow time for both children and adults to get to know one another while they share in food and fellowship.

The suggested donation for the meal covers the cost of the food that is served.  Volunteers from the church family lovingly prepare dinner each Wednesday.  The suggested donation is $4.00 per adult, $1.50 per student over 12 and $1.00 per child.  Please never allow the suggested donation for the food prevent you from coming and enjoying this fellowship meal.


Youth Handbell Choir, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir for the youth will involve lessons in note reading, counting and handbell techniques.  We will learn songs that we can share in worship.   There is a place for everyone in a handbell choir.  All you need to do is be a willing learner and capable of counting to four—-in any language!  We will spend some time studying the texts of the hymns we are learning to play and sharing our prayer concerns with one another.  Judy Fiske will be leading the Youth Handbell Choir.

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