Who We Are
As a ministry of the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), the Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) aims to serve vulnerable children and youth in Lebanon by showing them the love of Christ and discipling them to maturity. In addition, it strives to develop long-term relationships with families through regular visits and relief support. BCYM carries out these goals by organizing three-day kids’ camps, one-day follow-up events, and training programs for both youth and children’s ministry leaders within the local churches. BCYM is dedicated to sharing hope and God’s love with even the most downtrodden of children and youths, including refugees and raise them up into fully-functioning members of God’s kingdom.
Today BCYM holds around 20 three-day camps each year for Syrian and Lebanese children, along with 20 follow-up events. Recently, BCYM also expanded its reach to provide training for young leaders in the local churches, in order to achieve its vision of seeing a new generation of believers rise up to serve their communities through the church. Currently, BCYM hosts training workshops for youth leaders in locations across Lebanon. BCYM hopes to continue to expand its horizons and mobilize even more youth to reach out to the underprivileged within their own communities.
News & Updates
Ministry work is often like gardening. You till the soil, plant seeds, faithfully water, but mostly you watch and hope for fruit. Then, all at once, when the weather is finally right, the garden seems to explode with new life.
Inspired by the song “O Be Careful Little Eye”, the camp’s theme Dir Belak (Be Careful) focused on helping kids understand how to both guard their senses and celebrate them as gifts from God. Each day’s curriculum was concentrated on a different sense, such as eyes, ears and mouth, and finally, arms and legs.
On May 2, BCYM (Baptist Children and Youth Ministry) led a children’s event for over 170 children! Invited by MIDADE Maghdouche and Abouna Chady, our team had the privilege to spend the day singing hymns, sharing Bible stories, crafting, and enjoying lunch with the community.