CHOSEN Youth Ministry

The CHOSEN Youth Ministry serves teens from 13 to 18 years old.


About Us

The CHOSEN Generation Youth Ministry serves the students (6th thru 12th grades and Collegiate) and families of the "Game-Changing Christian Movement" known as Friendship West Baptist Church by connecting young people to Jesus Christ; equipping them to fight for justice; and empowering them to create the beloved community. Our ministry's mission is the same as mission of our church: “Creatively making disciples, while on the cutting edge of making a spiritual and social difference.” (Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 4:18-19).

We do our work by equipping members to grow in spiritual maturity, helping them to fully understand and utilize their spiritual gifts, bringing them to the strength, comfort and direction of a vital faith, leading them in reaching out to the community and world with the good news of Jesus Christ, and enlisting them in active service guided by the Holy Spirit.

There are several fellowship, service, and ministry opportunities available to our CHOSEN Generation Youth including:

Ashanti Community is dedicated to developing young ladies, ages 8 -18, into the strong women God has called them to be. These young ladies are assigned mentors for guidance. We teach various lessons based on situations that occur in their everyday lives. For more information or to join ASHANTI contact

D.I.O.P Community embraces and mentors young men ages 13-18. Our goal is to train young boys to be spiritually mature; emotionally stable; mentally excellent; culturally dignified; socially aware; physically fit; and financially free for the benefit of themselves, their DIOP brothers, church, and community. For more information or to join DIOP contact

NEXT Generation College Ministry is a part of “A Game Changing Christian Movement,” with a mission to enhance the spiritual life and collegiate experience of college students while serving as a support system and resource for students to help maximize their academic achievements. For more information on NEXT Generation contact

Sports and Recreation Ministry: provides activities, events, and programs that allow FWBC members, attendees and neighbors in the community an opportunity to enjoy competitive, fun, and spirit-filled sports and recreation activities. For more information contact

SWAT Team: The S.W.A.T. team of the C.H.O.S.E.N. Generation Youth Ministry  is the frontline ministry that engages youth population of Friendship West Baptist Church to create a welcoming, fun, and enthusiastic environment for youth to connect with one another and grow in their faith. For more information on SWAT contact

THRIVE Intern and Leadership Program: is a summer internship program designed to provide African American students with employment opportunities to gain valuable professional experience in a variety of career fields. For more information on how to become a THRIVE Intern visit

Youth Worship & Arts Ministry : enhances the Youth Church worship experience through praise and worship, drama, poetry, rap, and other forms of services which help to set an atmosphere of worship. You can serve as a member of the Youth Ministry Praise Team, Youth Drama Ministry, Youth Praise Dance Ministry, and SELAH

Youth Choir. For more information on joining the Youth Worship & Arts Ministry contact selah@frienshipwest.orgYouth Social Justice Council: provides members of the C.H.O.S.E.N. Ministry with mission-based community service opportunities; actively recruits and encourages participation in the Outreach Projects of Friendship West Baptist Church. Fore more information on the YSJC contact

How to join

In order to serve as a volunteer an individual must be 25 years or older and a member of Friendship West Baptist Church for at least 1 calendar year. To join the ministry as a volunteer: 1. Fill out a CHOSEN Generation Youth Ministry Team Servant Leader application and consent to a background check. 2. Read and sign the CHOSEN Generation Youth Ministry Handbook, and 3. Maintain regular attendance at Monthly Leadership Meetings


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