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Looking for a church with a solid youth program.

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Rickman, TN

#1 May 22, 2011
We just moved to Jamestown recently and we are looking for a good church with a solid program for teenagers. We have visited four churches in the area so far by invitation and one church had no program at all. One of the others even though the lesson was pretty good the husband and wife were more interested in trying to be cool than anything else. Our teens walked away saying what a couple of phonies. The other two was just a bunch of fluff. They just sat around listening to rock music and there was not much teaching at all. I will say our family is Baptist by conviction so We are looking for a Baptist Church. Two of the churches we have visited were Baptist and the other two were not. We are looking for a church where the kids and teens will have fun but will also hear a good solid message from the Bible. We also feel that it is very important to us that a husband and wife both lead the group. The husband is of course the one to preach the message but the wife needs to be their as his helper to help the teenage girls. We just moved from a church where that was not the case and we don't want that again. Any help anyone can provide in pointing us in the right direction will certainly be appreciated.
Youth_at_Heart

Columbia, SC

#2 May 22, 2011
Central Union in East Jamestown has a great spirit.
Center Belle in Armathwaite has a wonderful spirit.
Mt. Carmel in Clarkrange (On the bypass) has an awesome spirit, too.
All three of these churches have a great-sized number of youth and very active youth groups. Especially for the teens.
All three are highly recommended of myself, as I have visited all 3 and currently reside at one of them. LOL.
church

Cookeville, TN

#3 May 22, 2011
The Faith Babtist tabernacle in jamestown has a good youth program for teens. I have relatives that are in the program there. Honestly i'm not a fan of the church just cause i'm used to the old small country babtist churches and this one is big. But I like the pastor of the church, and have heard nothing but good things from the teachers and youth groups.
church

Cookeville, TN

#4 May 22, 2011
and like the post before me said, Mt. Carmel is a very good church. I have been there a couple times, it's not a great big church like faith babtist. The pastor is a great guy, couldn't ask for a better man than Bro. Monday. I will say as well that there is a church called Alive in the Spirit. I would not attend it nor allow my children go to that church. I have been a time or 2 years ago and a woman decided she was preaching that day. I drove by the other day, (it is a motorcycle church now) and saw everyone standing outside pouring the annointing oil all over their bikes. kinda made me sick to see. But I hope you find your church that you are looking for.
well

United States

#5 May 22, 2011
the Alive in the Spirit church is not a motorcycle church. I go there and do not own one, Maybe 5percent of those attending do. I it is a wonderful church and they have a great youth program.
church

Cookeville, TN

#6 May 22, 2011
well i'm not gonna argue over a church. it may not be a motorcycle church i don't know for a fact. i just know for a fact that i drove by it one day and seen a bunch of people surrounding their bikes and pouring the church's annointing oil all over them. but thats just my opinion on not going there. I used to years ago when it was still in the middle of town and a woman decided she wanted to preach and that was last time.
HELLO

Cosby, TN

#7 May 23, 2011
Youth_at_Heart wrote:
Central Union in East Jamestown has a great spirit.
Center Belle in Armathwaite has a wonderful spirit.
Mt. Carmel in Clarkrange (On the bypass) has an awesome spirit, too.
All three of these churches have a great-sized number of youth and very active youth groups. Especially for the teens.
All three are highly recommended of myself, as I have visited all 3 and currently reside at one of them. LOL.
It is such a blessing to hear the youth from these 3 churches sing.They really do a great job
Mom

Gainesboro, TN

#8 May 23, 2011
I do not go to church as much as I should but my children have attended Faith Baptist Tabernacle for several years faithfully and LOVE the church. They have a wonderful Awana program for children. My children have learned many Bible verses that they can quote off the top of their head and they come home talking to me about Jesus all the time. My oldest child is in Bro. Andy and Mrs. Karen's youth group and we think they are super! My child was going through some problems recently and Bro. Andy was right there to help. They have treated my son as if he were their own and that sure means alot to me. My son comes home on Wednesday nights telling me what he has learned and shows me his sermon notes he has taken in class and he is being preached some solid lessons from the Bible every single week. They sing great Christian songs (Not rock music) and play games and and they always have a meal for them to eat when they get there. You should walk in there on Wednesday nights and just see all the children and teenagers. There are at least 300 all having fun and learning about God!! What more can I say. Thank you Faith Baptist for caring for us!!
Look

Saluda, SC

#9 May 23, 2011
Try that church that has a nintendo wii on the premises, and a rock n roll wannabe band, and never makes their kids go to the grown up church service. Because that's what's most important at church.
enquiring mind

Saluda, SC

#10 May 23, 2011
church wrote:
well i'm not gonna argue over a church. it may not be a motorcycle church i don't know for a fact. i just know for a fact that i drove by it one day and seen a bunch of people surrounding their bikes and pouring the church's annointing oil all over them. but thats just my opinion on not going there. I used to years ago when it was still in the middle of town and a woman decided she wanted to preach and that was last time.
I am not arguing over any church, however, I do want to clarify something. Last Saturday Alive In The Spirit did have a motorcyle ride. The pastor did and always does pray over the bikes and riders. It is a time of fellowship for those who enjoy riding motorcycles. Many people have their homes blessed and this is no different. I attend this church and we have a motorcycle, but no teens! However I have observed the teen group and see the wonderful impact of the church's activities and bible studies. I pray you will find the perfect spiritual/bible teaching match for you and your family. God Bless.
Just Wondering

Rickman, TN

#11 May 23, 2011
I heard Faith Baptist has two youth pastors. WHY? Why does a church ever need two youth pastors? Are they both full time paid youth pastors at the church or do they work other places and volunteer. I can maybe understand if they are volunteering there time but if they are both full time I just don't understand. Just wondering
Eww

United States

#12 May 23, 2011
What about that church that ONLY plays music the whole time. 2 hours of music.
FBT Church Member

Rickman, TN

#13 May 23, 2011
Just Wondering wrote:
I heard Faith Baptist has two youth pastors. WHY? Why does a church ever need two youth pastors? Are they both full time paid youth pastors at the church or do they work other places and volunteer. I can maybe understand if they are volunteering there time but if they are both full time I just don't understand. Just wondering
Faith Baptist does have two youth pastors. Bro. Andy Lowe is our Jr. High Youth Pastor and Bro. Chris Fritz is our Sr. High Youth Pastor. Bro. Andy serves as our Youth Pastor, He also oversees all maintenance of our facilities and is also our Media Director and also fills in preaching some when our pastor is away. Andy is also manager of WGSN Christian Radio in East Tenessee. Bro. Chris is our Sr. High Youth Pastor and is a DJ for WCLC and WGSN Christian Radio and I think is also taking classes. But why does it matter that we have two youth pastors? Splitting the groups up into Jr. High and Sr. High makes sense and each group has their own youth pastor. That is why our church chose to have two youth pastors who also do a whole lot more for our church. These two guys are serving God to get His work accomplished. Come visit us sometime. We would love to have you.
tryin to help

Denver, NC

#14 May 23, 2011
I know its out of the way...but we have a lot of ppl from the clarkrange area that comes to our church. We go to plateau rd baptist church in crossville. We have an awesome youth group and we sing all over the place. We're have a husband and wife youth leaders. We will be singing at the palace theater tomorrow night at 6 if u'd like to join us.
church

Cookeville, TN

#15 May 24, 2011
enquiring mind wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not arguing over any church, however, I do want to clarify something. Last Saturday Alive In The Spirit did have a motorcyle ride. The pastor did and always does pray over the bikes and riders. It is a time of fellowship for those who enjoy riding motorcycles. Many people have their homes blessed and this is no different. I attend this church and we have a motorcycle, but no teens! However I have observed the teen group and see the wonderful impact of the church's activities and bible studies. I pray you will find the perfect spiritual/bible teaching match for you and your family. God Bless.
I agree that everyone should pray over their bikes, homes, anyhting and everything that they do in life should involve prayer. But the use of the anionting oil is what gets me. "is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with the oil in the name of the Lord." (James 5:14). I'm glad you guys and your pastor does pray for the safety during your rides. But the use of the holy oil thats intended for sickness and to marking things that is holy for the Lord. Not motorcycles. But thats all i'm gonna say about it. Different churches do their own and different things. this wasnt a thread to bash a certain church and i apologize if I did that in yours. I would love to offer for this person to attend my church but we do not have a Youth group. I attend a very small country church in muddy pond. the small kids have sunday school, the older kids are of the age of accountability so they can hear and listen to the same things that the adults do.
ALY

Gainesboro, TN

#16 May 29, 2011
When I was a teenager there was not a preacher whose messages stuck with me more than Jason Kerr's. His church his Global Force on 127. I learned a lot from listening to him and it stuck. I'm not a Christian, but I took a lot from the lessons. He's funny and witty, but serious and passionate at the same time. He and his wife work very closely together. However, if you do not like christian rock, then this is not for you. I personally didn't like gospel and all the old stuff. It sounded depressing to me, but I know a lot of people prefer that kind of music. Hope this helps and you find a home soon. :)
Evergreen

Santa Barbara, CA

#17 May 30, 2011
Try evergreen youth group its the church beside the airport it is a youth centered church been there alot awsome place to go.
lol

Livingston, TN

#18 May 30, 2011
Now just how exactly did you "drive by" and see this since that church is off the road quite a bit and cant just be driven by? Tsk Tsk lol
church wrote:
well i'm not gonna argue over a church. it may not be a motorcycle church i don't know for a fact. i just know for a fact that i drove by it one day and seen a bunch of people surrounding their bikes and pouring the church's annointing oil all over them. but thats just my opinion on not going there. I used to years ago when it was still in the middle of town and a woman decided she wanted to preach and that was last time.
Strawberry

Gainesboro, TN

#19 May 31, 2011
Evergreen wrote:
Try evergreen youth group its the church beside the airport it is a youth centered church been there alot awsome place to go.
What town is it in?
rider

Cookeville, TN

#20 Jun 1, 2011
lol wrote:
Now just how exactly did you "drive by" and see this since that church is off the road quite a bit and cant just be driven by? Tsk Tsk lol<quoted text>
It is possible to see it from the road. I have drove by and seen the exact same thing before. I have also ridden bikes with some people that go to church there and they have even mentioned themselves using the oil.

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