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Abyssinian Baptist Church Ministries

Designed for each generation from children, youth, young and mature adults to seniors, Abyssinian’s ministries seek to address the varied needs of our diverse congregation. "If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him." –John 12:16

Freely Inspiring Youth to Achieve and Hope (F.I.Y.A.H)

The Abyssinian Baptist Church Youth Ministry Program Offerings

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At The Abyssinian Baptist Church, we recognize the importance of developing, inspiring, and affirming the next generation of spiritual leaders. We are committed to equipping our youth in the 1st to 12th grade with the knowledge and tools that will provide the framework for fostering the faith and leadership potential as they grow in the Christian faith.

Freely Inspiring Youth to Achieve and Hope (F.I.Y.A.H), through a holistic, comprehensive Christian-based programming approach, is designed to inspire our youth to build strong identities and fulfill their full potential in Christ while empowering them to become fully engaged in reaching their achievements and hopes for the future.

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  • FIYAH MinistryFaith & F.I.Y.A.H is a bible study designed for youth in the church and in the larger community to explore God’s word from a youth-oriented perspective. The purpose of the bible study is to empower youth to develop an informed theology that will ultimately lead to the development of a personal relationship with God. Further, Faith & F.I.Y.A.H will equip youth with the necessary tools needed to foster faith in a contemporary society. Faith & F.I.Y.A.H targets youth in middle school (grades 6 through 8) and high school (grades 9 through 12). Bible study sessions will be conducted in alignment with the academic school year. Bible Study Session for grades 6 through 8 will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Session for grade 9 through 12 will be held on Fridays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
  • Set It Off utilizes the previously established HYPE programmatic framework. This program provides a safe-space for youth in our church, and the community at large, to freely and respectfully engage in candid dialogue about socially sensitive topics that present barriers to their holistic development. Program participants are equipped with knowledge and tangible resources that will assist in facilitating healthy decision-making, as well as guiding the development of personal goals. Set It Off invites young people to think critically, while inspiring them to become actively engaged participants in social development. Set If Off targets youth in the 13-18 age range. Sessions will be held on Friday evenings following the Faith & F.I.YA.H Bible Study from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Set If Off is designed according to monthly themes which will be covered over the period of four (4) weeks. Every week within the respected month, a theme will be explored from a different perspective.
  • F. I.Y.A.H Power promotes the importance of education, while provide youth with access to educational resources. Youth will be matched with tutors who will provide individual and group instruction in math, science, English, history, SAT preparation, and assistance with college essays/applications. F.I.Y.A.H Power is open to all youth in the church and in the larger community. Tutorial sessions are held in collaboration with Youth on the Move every Tuesday from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Fred Samuels Center located at 669 Malcolm X Blvd.
  • Fun & F.I.Y.A.H is a youth program that promotes social and cultural engagement. This program provides an opportunity for youth to explore a myriad of cultural and social institutions while allowing youth to develop a deep and sincere appreciation for different cultures and people. Fun & F.I.Y.A.H is open to youth ages 10 to 18. Social/Cultural outings are scheduled one Saturday per month.
  • F. I.Y.A.H in the Community is a youth program that promotes the importance of social activism and civic engagement, as well as provides a practical framework for the Christian faith. This program is designed to work in collaboration with the Ministry for Social Concern. F.I.Y.A.H in the Community is open to youth ages 10 to 18. Community service outings are scheduled one Saturday per month on a bi-monthly basis.
  • F. I.Y.A.H & Family is a youth program that promotes the importance of social activism and civic engagement, as well as provides a practical framework for the Christian faith. This program is designed to work in collaboration with the Parent Ministry. F.I.Y.A.H & Family is open to parents of youth who participate in ministry programming. This program is designed to encourage parents to become actively engaged in their child’s development. Parent Panel workshops will be held bi – monthly.
  • “Firing up the Future” Leadership Development Retreat is a concentrated weekend retreat designed to facilitate the emergence of future generation of leader who are strong in faith and equipped to be leaders in churches, schools, and communities that will benefit from their unique gifts and skill sets. Scheduled for Fall 2016.

YOUTH MINISTRY MONTHLY CALENDAR

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

FAITH & FIYAH
Sunday Edition
(11 am – 1 pm)

FIYAH POWER
Tutoring Program
(3 pm – 6 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Pre-Teen Teen Bible Study
(5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Teen Bible Study
(6 pm – 6:30 pm)

Set If Off!
Friday Night FIYAH
(6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Sunday Edition
(11 am – 1 pm)

FIYAH POWER
Tutoring Program
(3 pm – 6 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Pre-Teen Teen Bible Study
(5:30 pm – 6:30 pm )

FAITH & FIYAH
Teen Bible Study
(6:pm – 6:30 pm)

Set If Off!
Friday Night FIYAH
(6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Fun & FIYAH
(TBD)

FAITH & FIYAH
Sunday Edition
(11 am – 1 pm)

FIYAH POWER
Tutoring Program
(3 pm – 6 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Pre-Teen Teen Bible Study
(5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Teen Bible Study
(6 pm – 6:30 pm)

Set If Off!
Friday Night FIYAH
(6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Sunday Edition
(11 am – 1 pm)

FIYAH POWER
Tutoring Program
(3 pm – 6 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Pre-Teen Teen Bible Study
(5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

FIYAH & Family
Parent Ministry Workshop
(7 pm – 8:00 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Teen Bible Study
(6 pm – 6:30 pm)

Set If Off!
Friday Night FIYAH
(6 pm – 8:30 pm)

FIYAH in the Community
(TBD)

FAITH & FIYAH
Sunday Edition
(11 am – 1 pm)

FIYAH POWER
Tutoring Program
(3 pm – 6 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Pre-Teen Teen Bible Study
(5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

FAITH & FIYAH
Teen Bible Study
(6:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

Set If Off!
Friday Night FIYAH
(6 pm – 8:30 pm)

 

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