Youth Group

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
For Grades 6-12
Meets in the Youth Room (Room 12/13)

A typical night includes a time of worship, teaching, breakout Growth Groups, and games in the gym. Please join us every Tuesday night at the church. The first Tuesday each month is set aside for individual Growth Groups to meet together for the entire evening. The locations of these activities will be made known to each group prior to Tuesday night. Please click the calendar for a more detailed schedule.

Youth Sunday School

Sundays, 10:05 – 11:00 am
For Grades 6-12
Meets in the Youth Room (Room 12/13)

The youth ministry of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church seeks to help students (grades 6-12) bring glory to God by being what He wants them to be and by doing what He wants them to do. We utilize a team of caring adults and college students who disciple students through small groups and other avenues both within and outside of regular youth activities.

Youth Ministry Calendar

Resources for Parents

One main focus we have for our Youth Ministry at EBFC is coming alongside parents, who are the primary disciples of their students. One practical way we want to do this is by providing parents with a plethora of resources to better equip them in shepherding their students. Now, we want to emphasize that these are all secondary sources that do not replace, but rather help parents to better understand and apply the primary source, which is the Word of God. Paul writes to Timothy (a young pastor) that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:15-17). It is the Word of God alone that is innerant, infallible, sufficient, and profitable for every work of the ministry, including the ministry in the home. It was Charles Spurgeon who once said that we should “visit many good books, but live in the Bible.” We believe God has gifted His church with an abundance of great secondary resources to help us in our study and teaching of His Word. Here you will find secondary resources, recommended by our pastors, that will be faithful to the Scriptures and spiritually fruitful for you as you seek to disciple your students in the home.

Family Worship

Family Discipleship | Matt Chandler & Adam Griffin
Family Worship | Donald S. Whitney

Devotionals

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Come to the Waters | James M. Boice
New Morning Mercies | Paul David Tripp

Dive Deeper Devotionals

Knowing the Bible Series | J. I. Packer
The MacArthur Bible Studies | John MacArthur

Building a Foundation Books

Desiring God | John Piper
Knowing God | J. I. Packer
The Attributes of God | A. W. Pink
Humble Calvinism | J. A. Medders
The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ | Ray Ortlund
Bible Doctrine | Wayne Grudem
The New City Catechism | The Gospel Coalition
The ESV Study Bible
The MacArthur Study Bible (ESV)

Specific Topical Issues

Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? | Sharon James
What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? | Kevin DeYoung
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert | Rosaria Butterfield
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You | Tony Reinke
Fault Lines | Voddie Baucham **(Addresses CRT)

Counseling

Spiritual Rhythm: Being With Jesus Every Season of Your Soul | Mark Buchanan
Hide or Seek: When Men Get Real With God About Sex | John Freeman
Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest | Edward T. Welch
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life | Ed Shaw

Online Resources

Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Rooted Ministry
The Gospel Coalition: Youth Ministry Page

Tuesday Teaching Series:

PAUL’S EPISTLE TO THE COLLOSIANS: Audio Recordings

May 2021
JOHN’S LETTERS: Description & Lessons

When you consider The Apostle John’s 3 short letters recorded in Scripture it is evident that his heart is for the church and even individuals within the church. At a time when the truths of the Gospel are under attack, John writes in order to bring people back to truth. 1 John provides a reminder of John’s witness of Christ as well as Christ’s witness to the Father. 2 John provides a warning to the church to remain steadfast in truth. And finally, 3 John challenges a friend to continue walking in the likeness of Christ. These letters are necessary for our lives today. Through Christ’s Holy Spirit we are witnesses to Christ. Because we are witnesses we must consider Christ’s warning to be on guard while we continually walk in His ways.

Lesson 1 Summary: Bearing Witness (5/11/2021)

Lesson 2 Summary: Words of Warning (5/18/2021)


Spring 2021
IDENTITY: Description & Lessons

The Bible declares that we are created in the image of God. As followers of Christ our identity is secure in Him. Sadly, with the predominant message in our culture encouraging us to be true to yourself, follow your heart, and do whatever makes you happy, we may find ourselves confused and in identity crisis. This leads to asking the question, who am I? As elusive as the answer to this question might seem to be, there is one. I’m convinced that the majority of people in our society spend their entire lives trying to figure it out. At our core, we long to identify with something or someone. Society encourages us to be our own god and glorify ourselves with our physical image, the choices we make, our relationships, or accomplishments we achieve. As followers of Christ our true identity is in Him and in glorifying Him. The world continually encourages us to pursue our own desires in order to glorify ourselves, but Christ tells us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. He is the only way to true life; He IS life. So, in order to understand who we truly are, we must first understand who He is.

Lesson 1 Summary: Identity Study Introduction (3/9/2021)

Lesson 2 Summary: Identity Study: Image Is Everything (3/16/21)

Lesson 3 Summary: Identity Study: Choices are Made (3/23/21)

Lesson 4 Summary: Identity Study: Who are We? (4/13/21)

Lesson 5 Summary: Identity Study: The Boasting of Fools (4/20/21)


Fall 2020
RUTH: Description & Lessons

The Book of Ruth is one of the greatest love stories recorded in Scripture. The Lord takes a foreigner from a wicked land and brings her to a place of restoration and healing in the land of God. Her life and her story are redeemed as the Lord provides a kinsmen redeemer to bring her into the very lineage of Christ. While this is a beautiful story of love and sacrifice it is simply reflective of a greater love story, an eternal love story. The Book of Ruth is ultimately intended to draw our attention to the eternal love story of our Savior.

Lesson 1 Summary: The Book of Ruth: A Downward Spiral (10/20/20)

Lesson 2 Summary: The Book of Ruth: The Journey Home (11/3/20)

Lesson 3 Summary: The Book of Ruth: Faith, Favor, and Faithfulness (11/17/20)

Lesson 4 Summary: What Will Happen Next? (12/1/20)

Lesson 5 Summary: A Tale of Two Men (1/20/21)

Lesson 6 Summary: Transformed By the Gospel (2/16/21)


Summer 2020

Spring 2019 – Spring 2020
Unfortunately this series was shortened and remains incomplete due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
HEBREWS: Description & Lessons

The greatest temptation in all our lives is to remove Christ from His throne and insert ourselves.  Satan’s temptation in the Garden suggested that we “would be like God” and we’ve struggled ever since.  The author of Hebrews goes to great lengths to prove Christ’s superiority over all things while also challenging us to continue to keep Christ in His position as Lord of our Life.  As we engage the book of Hebrews we will be challenged to “place Christ upon the throne” of our lives.  We must surrender all that we hold in higher regard, humble ourselves of our pride and arrogance, and embrace Christ as Lord.

Lesson 1 Summary:  Jesus is Better Than…  (4/16/19)

Lesson 2 Summary:  Superior to Angels and All Things  (4/23/19)

Lesson 3 Summary:  Be Careful Little Ears What You Hear  (4/30/19)

Lesson 4 Summary:  Radical Transformation   (5/14/19)

Lesson 5 Summary:  The Servant and the Son  (5/21/19)

Lesson 6 Summary:  The Danger of Unrest  (9/3/19)

Lesson 7 Summary:  Running Toward Rest  (9/10/19)

Lesson 8 Summary:  Deciding to Commit  (9/17/19)

Lesson 9 Summary: A Priestly Calling and Coronation  (9/24/19)

Lesson 10 Summary: Milk or Meat  (10/8/19)

Lesson 11 Summary: The Fallen and the Faithful  (10/15/19)

Lesson 12 Summary: Faithful and Forever  (10/22/19)

Lesson 13 Summary: A Partial Picture (10/29/19)

Lesson 14 Summary: From a Partial Picture to a Perfect Picture (11/12/19)

Lesson 15 Summary: A Better/Superior Covenant (11/19/19)

Lesson 16 Summary: A Picture of Pre-Christ Worship (12/10/19)

Lesson 17 Summary: Is Anything Permanent? (1/21/20)

Lesson 18 Summary: When the Battle’s Been Won (1/28/20)

Lesson 19 Summary: When a Relationship Changes Everything (2/11/20)

Lesson 20 Summary: Deliberately Sinning or Dedicatedly Following? (3/10/20)


January 15 – March 19, 2019
JONAH: Description & Lessons

The story of Jonah is likely one familiar to many, both inside and outside of the church.  However, most often the focus is on Jonah’s fantastical deliverance through a “great fish”.  Much time has been spent debating the “scientific” validity of such an event, which, unfortunately, draws our attention away from a much more fantastic story about a loving and abundantly gracious God.  As we prepare to dive, pun intended, into the book of Jonah, my prayer is that God would open our eyes to the deep, I did it again, truths about God’s love and grace.  The story of Jonah is really a story about God.  The story of Jonah is a picture of a much greater story to come.  The story of Jonah is all about grace for the graceless.

Lesson 1 Summary:  A Prophet On the Run

Lesson 2 Summary:  Confirmed vs. Transformed Identity

Lesson 3 Summary:  A Prayer of Rescue or Repentance?

Lesson 4 Summary:  From Repentance to Revival

Lesson 5 Summary:  Undeserved Deliverance

Lesson 6 Summary:  The Picture and Personification of God