The Boy Scouts ministry at Reid Temple serves young boys and teenaged males between the ages of 11 and 17 years old. As a division of the national Boy Scouts of America organization, which celebrated its 100th year in 2010, Troop 450’s mission is to instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law in our young men and to prepare them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Troop 450 is an active program that engages young men and their families in activities that reinforce Christian beliefs and the principles of the A.M.E. Church. The B.S.A. requires that all Pack volunteers, regardless of their position, be properly registered and trained before beginning their Cub Scout service. Volunteers must complete the B.S.A.’s Youth Protection Training Program prior to initial registration and every two years thereafter. This ministry meets every Monday at 7:00pm.
Contact Bro. Dwayne Betts, Ministry Leader, or Bro. Gery Smith, Troop Master at 301-352-0320, ext. 407, for more information and for information on meeting locations.
BOY'S TO MEN MINISTRY
Boys to Men is a God-glorifying mentoring ministry that provides the young men and boys of Reid Temple with opportunities to benefit from the wisdom of older Christian men who have accomplished spiritual and material success and harmony in their lives. It pairs the younger males one-on-one with men of the church who can provide them with positive role models, guidance, and support for their transition to adulthood. Boys to Men workshops, outings, and other events are designed to strengthen these nurturing relationships and equip the youth with the essential life skills they will need to lead victorious Christian lives. Through this ministry, the men of Reid Temple can help their younger male counterparts to grow spiritually, develop a sense of belonging within the church, and fulfill their God-given potentials. This ministry meets every 3rd Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact: Bro. William Hodges, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 407.
“For mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)The Bridges Ministry embraces the “whole-person” concept in its support of individuals with disabilities as well as its advocacy on their behalf. Members of this ministry assist anyone who needs help getting to or into the church, its services, or programs due to a physical or other disability. Their efforts enable members and visitors with disabilities, their caretakers, and other family members to participate to the fullest extent possible in the spiritual and social activities of Reid Temple and the community. Each month, they arrange accessible Communion and Sunday School services for this very special population. They also provide at-home and school assistance, recreational activities, Bible instruction, an information and resources clearinghouse, sensitivity training for the non-disabled, support groups, and twice-yearly Respite Days for caretakers and parents.
Contact Sis. Chrystie Lynch, Ministry Leader; Rev. Patricia White, Ministry Spiritual Advisor; or Sis. Paulette Stowers, Assistant Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 462.
CHILDREN FOR CHRIST CHOIR (CFC)
The Children For Christ Choir (ages 3 to 12)
This choir rehearses every Saturday before the 1st Sunday from 9:00 - 11:00 am; and every Saturday before the 2nd Sunday from 9:00 - 10:00 am at the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Under the direction of Richard C. Odom
To join this ministry, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details about this ministry, visit the CFC website.
Conquerors Children's Choir
Contact Bro. Michael White, Minister of Music, 301-679-1100, ext. 513, email@example.com, for more information on this choir and its upcoming meeting dates and times. This ministry meets on the Reid Temple-North Campus.
CUB SCOUTS PACK 450
“Developing strong leaders for the future"
The Cub Scouts ministry at Reid Temple serves young boys between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. As a division of the national Boy Scouts of America (B.S.A.) organization, which celebrated its 100th year in 2010, Pack 450’s mission is to instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law in our youngest men and to prepare them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. The B.S.A. requires that all Pack volunteers, regardless of their position, be properly registered and trained before beginning their Cub Scout service. Volunteers must complete the B.S.A.’s Youth Protection Training Program prior to initial registration and every two years thereafter. This ministry meets every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Friday at 7:00pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact Bro. Dwayne Betts, Ministry Leader, or Bro. Keith Morris, Cub Scoutmaster, at 301-352-0320, ext. 426 for more information and for information on meeting locations.
DAUGHTERS OF FAITH
Daughters of Faith (DOF) is a Christian mentoring ministry designed to touch lives by the spirit of Christ through partnership between faith-experienced women and young ladies (ages 9-18).
The DOF ministry incorporates the life-changing Christian principles taught by Pastor Lee P. Washington and a Leadership Team of faith-filled young women. We listen to and respond to our young sisters with new service experiences, interesting outings, fellowship, and exciting workshop presentations.
For more details and information, visit the website.
ELEVEN 22 YOUTH MINISTRY
“Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
Serving children and young adults from nursery age through high school, the Eleven 22 Youth Ministry provides spiritual enrichment for youth of all ages. Its ethos is based on a four-fold formula: Daily Prayer + Weekly Study + Weekly Worship + Consistent Service = Strong Christian Growth. Eleven 22 ministry members offer both loving care and Christ-centered guidance while engaging young people in a variety of church-based and community activities. They encourage and channel our youth to participate in our children’s and teen choirs, youth step and dance teams, spoken word and drama ministries, small groups, and more.
The mission of the Imani Kid’s Children’s Ministry is to meet the children at their level of development, and to help them grow to their fullest potential in Christ through worship, education, fellowship and discipleship.
This ministry provides academic enrichment and tutorial services to school-aged youth of Reid Temple and from the community. Additionally, the ministry offers classes in standardized test-taking skills and prepares students for the SAT and ACT college admissions examinations. Volunteers must have a desire to work with children and youth as well as the patience and skills to tutor them successfully. A background in education and/or school administration is particularly helpful. Volunteers must complete the ministry’s training program before serving as a tutor.For more information, Contact Sis. Donna Davidson, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 483
V.B.S. meets for six days during the Summer on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact Rev. Kimberly Sturdivant, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 472, for more information on this ministry and the dates and times of upcoming V.B.S. sessions.
Winifred Cameron Christian Debutante–Master Dedication Commission (C.D.-M.D.C.) Ministry
Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.” (Psalms 103:5)The C.D.-M.D.C. conducts a rites of passage program that introduces young people to the fundamentals of Christian society and celebrates their transition to adulthood. Its ministers coordinate a structured program of Bible-based workshops, fellowship, and recreational activities that culminates in a sacred dedication ceremony. C.D.-M.D.C. instruction focuses on building Christian character, social grace, and self-esteem, with the goal of empowering our young to become Christ-filled, confident, and productive adults. Children and young adults who demonstrate Christian belief, active church involvement, regular church attendance, and a personal desire to participate are welcome to join the C.D.-M.D.C. as Junior Allenites (ages 9-12), Sub-Debutantes and Sub-Masters (ages 13-15), or Debutantes and Masters (ages 16-22). Young people accepted into the program must attend ALL sessions and complete ALL community service projects. This ministry meets every 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact Daphne Gassett, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 411.
Young People’s Division of the Queen Jefferson Women’s Missionary Society (YPD)
“Grow, Glow, and Go for Christ!”
This ministry offers opportunities for the children, youth and young adults of Reid Temple to become actively involved in missionary work. Under the supervision of the Queen Jefferson Women’s Missionary Society, Y.P.D.’ers of all ages participate in a wide range of community service and outreach activities, including visiting nursing homes, tutoring homeless youth, and serving as worship leaders. The Y.P.D. also sponsors a number of youth training programs focusing on A.M.E. church life and history, evangelism, Christian social relations, and leadership development. This ministry meets every 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Ministry Contact: Emily Anderson, Y.P.D. Director, 301-352-0320, ext. 484.
YOUTH INVESTMENT CLUB MINISTRY
The Youth Investment Club (Y.I.C.) is a joint project between Reid Temple and the Literacy Institute for Financial Enrichment, Inc. (L.I.F.E.). It aims to increase our young members’ knowledge of financial matters so that they can become responsible savers, smart investors, knowledgeable consumers, and better stewards of their God-given riches. The five-hour Y.I.C. program, offered twice yearly (Spring and Fall), focuses on showing youth how taking control of their finances can help them develop behaviors and attitudes that lead to financial independence and discipleship. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive group and individual assignments, Y.I.C. students learn basic money management principles and techniques, investment terms, the ins and outs of the stock and bond markets, and college funding essentials. They also learn how to avoid debt and manage credit. Culminating their Y.I.C. experience, students compete in a stock portfolio contest to test their new-found investment skills and leadership capacities. Minor youth (ages 12 to 18) must complete and return a membership application signed by their parent or guardian to enroll in the Y.I.C. Enrollment is limited to 30 students per session.
For information on upcoming Y.I.C. programs, contact Sis. Lanta Evans-Motte, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 429.