No matter the road,

We walk it together.

The Youth Ministry of Myers Park Baptist Church is a welcoming and affirming place for all youth (6th-12th grade). We follow God in the way of Jesus who shows us what love, justice, and spirituality are all about. We are committed to journey with one another as we learn, serve, and grow in community. No matter the road, we walk it together. Read below to find ways to connect with us on this journey!



Sunday Mornings

10 am | Worship (Virtual and Sanctuary)
11 am | Spiritual Growth (Education Building)

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Evening - Youth Block

4 pm | Youth Hangout
5 pm | Youth Music
5 pm | Discipleship Class and Dinner

More on Discipleship

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Worship is your way to get involved on Sunday mornings! If you’re interested in singing, playing music, reading scripture, lighting candles, or creating something unique to share, we have opportunities for all youth!

volunteer in worship

Sundays @ 9:30am

More Information: Rev. Tara Gibbs

Youth Choir and Music

Sundays @ 5-6pm

More Information: Youth Music Page



Growing Deeper Roots 

Class of 2023-2024 sign ups coming soon 
5pm - 6pm
6th-12th graders
Dinner Provided

Youth Discipleship Information



Youth ministry is more than just going to church; it's about being the church. That means we support one another, serve our community, and love all. Don’t miss opportunities to gather together for snacks, service, and silly fun!

Weekly Gatherings

Youth Block - Every Sunday at 4pm (Returning September 18th) 

Special Events

Throughout the year, we have a number of special events varying from socials, to volunteering, to retreats:

  • September Welcome Back | Hispanic Heritage
  • October Fall Retreat | Halloween Festival 
  • November Service According to Youth (SAY) 
  • December Christmas Party
  • January Winter Retreat
  • February Black History Month
  • March Women's History Month
  • April Youth Sunday & Afterparty
  • May Graduation Sunday
  • June Discipleship Pilgrimage
  • July Middle School Camps | HBCU Homecoming

Frequently Asked


What is "youth?" 

People in 6th grade through 12th grade, typically 12-18 years old. 

How does my youth join? 

1. Complete the online Youth Update Form

2. Let Rev. Tara know that you and your youth will be joining. 

3. Show up, be yourself, and have fun! 

What and where is the Youth Hall? 

An upstairs space dedicated specifically to our youth ministry complete with brightly colored walls, a/v capabilities, and a kitchen. 

Map Facilities Information

  • Acolyte - a person assisting in religious service; at MPBC, they light the candles before the service and extinguish them after. 
  • Discipleship - an optional, free 10 session course beginning in October for youth interested in exploring faith and Christianity as a personal choice; includes rich discussions, guest speakers, and mentorship connections; concludes with an out of state visit to various houses of faith; offered annually. 
  • Lay reader - any person who is not a minister who reads scripture on Sunday mornings for worship. 
  • Youth Block - the name for the youth 2-hour block from 4pm-6pm each Sunday; parents are always welcome to stay, but not required.



Tara Gibbs
Associate Minister of Spiritual Growth