The Annual Youth Week of the Baptist Youth fellowship Yaba Baptist church commenced June 5 – 12 2022 with the church key handed over to the Youth Week Pastor , Dr JesuPelumi Adenihun by the Church Pastor Rev. Dr Bayo Sola Aremu
The Annual Youth Week program affords youth in the church to serve God in different capacities, thereby using it for the body of Christ.
The one week program was in line with the regular church service but the Youth overseeing the activities of church in different capacities.
The Youth Week Pastor, Dr JesuPelumi Adenihum in her sermon shared extensively about the theme for the youth week, the personality behind it which is Christ and how Christians should emulate this personality . She equally highlighted the modalities to take in achieving this and numerous benefits that comes afterwards.
The Missionary invited for the mission summit on Monday June 6 2022 highlighted the importance of evangelism , the roles of Christians, the church and religious organizations.
In his exposition, he shared his years of evangelistic experience, the challenges, opportunities as well and strategies Christians and Community needs to deploy in the furthering the coursework of mission and evangelism.
He encourage congregants to digitized mission and donate enormously to this coursework and he believes every Christian is a missionary regardless your personality.
The Wednesday mid week service and lunch hour programs was well coordinated by the Youth Pastoral team with bible study exposition and electrifying prayer sessions addressing every underlying issues in the lives of congregants and the church as a whole.
The President of the Youth Fellowship, Bro Seye Adewuyi in his address give all
glory to God for the grace to celebrate Youth Week 2022 he believes great justice has been done to exposition & exploration on our theme – The Bread Of Life by the Pastors, kudos to them all & more wisdom in Jesus name. According to him, he love in particular this verse – Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
He Appreciated all concerned persons for the continuous show of love to BYF over the years the Honour Roll that Yaba Baptist Church again retained the Number 1 Youth Fellowship in Lagos East Baptist Conference in Youth Week Offering for 2021.
He relayed some of the fellowship ongoing and future projects like the Youth bus , Innovation challenge, the fellowship plans for the church 80th Anniversary and he equally empahsis the need for youth participation in politics and continuous evangelistic work by youths of the church.
The Friday Praise and drama night featuring a play by the New Life Drama Ministry of the church involving 80% of youths in the church as casts on the importance of PVC, the forthcoming Electioneering year 2023 and dangers behind rigging elections ,there was a praise concert featuring gospel ministers with auction of the Holy Ghost in which the congregants testify to the presence of God in their midst.
The Praise and Drama Night themed fill-up featured seasoned gospel ministers like Abiodun Ola, Oladipupo Opeyemi,Korede Emmanuel, Adewole Adedeji also known as Samdeejay Sax. The Atmosphere was filled with God’s presence congregants testified to The goodness of God in their midst.
On Saturday , The youth fellowship organised a special dinner session featuring throw back with a symposium on the history of the church and youth fellowship so far.
The following were names of youths given award in different categories Teenager of the year- Biodun Salamade, Akinade Awards for Evangelism- Dorcas Dada, COUPLE OF THE YEAR- Pastor Lanre Iyiola ,AFOLABI Award for Discipleship- Timilehin Adeyi,YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD (2ND RUNNER UP) – Ronke Oyedepo ,YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD (1st RUNNER UP)- Bolaji Abayomi,YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD- Gbenga Ibikunle,Reganite of the Year-TOSIN AJELERO