Olivet AME Church (c) 2014

Young People

The Young People's Division (YPD) offers opportunities for young people from the ages of 2 to 26 to learn about and train for sharing God's message. The YPD takes on community projects, engages with other young Christians through workshops and social activites to grow in faith and love of God.

 

Young people have many leadership opportunities through the YPD. These opportunities come through managing meetings as well as organizing activities for the YPD, the church, and the community.

 

The YPD was established in October 1915 by the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The purpose of the YPD is to interest Christian Young People in discovering opportunities for witnessing to others in today’s world, and put Christian convictions into action in all of their daily relationships.

 

To get involved, contact Sister Kim Erby, YPD Director.

Praise dance, a form of liturgical or spiritual dance, is a form of dance in which the focus is on worship. Praise dancers use their bodies to help express the word and spirit of God.

 

The Youth Praise Team (YPT) at Olivet came to life with the scripture from Psalms 149:3-4 "Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and Harp. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation." The YPT seeks to minister to others through the art of dance. Each member seeks to contribute music and different dance techniques to share God’s message and bring souls to Christ.

 

The YPT ministers through dance on 2nd and 4th Sundays, as well as for special events. The YPT is open to any young person who wants to praise God with the spirit of David. You do not need any special training—just an open mind and a heart willing to learn and grow!

 

We are praying to begin a Mime and Flag Team--if you are interested in participating in either of these efforts, or for more information about YPT and to get involved, contact Sister Kim Erby, Praise Team Director.

 

Each Saturday, all community youth are welcome for a day to grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally!

 

Super Saturdays begin with Yoga at 11am in the Studio at Olivet! Bible Study is up next--not your typical study, think action learning (God as the only true Super Hero)! Fellowship and Lunch--enjoy a hot meal and catch up with everyone. Praise dance or sometimes Choir rounds out the afternoon!

 

Want to participate? Simply show up at 11am! We will be delighted to have you join the fun! Want to learn more? Contact Sister Aurelia Jackson!