The Baptist Youth of Southern Africa empowers local churches by equipping and mobilizing youth leaders. We achieve this by organizing camps for young people focusing on discipleship and evangelism. We organize conferences empowering young adults, youth and children’s workers. We cooperate with local churches organizing leadership conferences equipping leaders in their region. Through Impact SA we inspire, equip and mobilize young people to partake in community based projects. And we provide resources which are relevant to youth workers.
Listen to what BU pastors and youth workers are saying:
“By the grace of God, many an individual in our Baptist family can trace a spiritual marker in their life back to the ministry of BYSA. I for one made the journey from death to life at a WOW team rally way back in 1988 – where a group of youngsters faithfully served God. Since then my life and personal ministry have been greatly impacted through individuals serving in BYSA, and through major BYSA events (whether camps, conferences, or other events). I believe that though the faces and methods may change, the ministry of the Baptist Youth of South Africa will play a vital role in the greater Baptist Union for many years to come” (Brian Louw, Youth Pastor, Waterkloof Baptist Church).
“BYSA came alive to me when I first attended the ministries conference where I met other young leaders on fire for the Lord. From then on BYSA has become a hub of reputable information, experience and also a excellent networking arena. I fully support the vision of impacting through local church because that is where it all truly happens. I would like to see the JT Leadership aspect of BYSA grow and in turn help out many more local churches (leaders)” (Hellen Tembe, Youth Developer, KZN Baptist Association).
BYSA has been instrumental in my own growth and development as a youth worker and leader. They have provided vital training, opportunities for networking as well as opportunities of serving through events such as BYSA ministries conference and the annual Summer Camp. BYSA provides good support for youth ministry on a national, regional as well as local level and remains beneficial to all those who are involved in youth ministry – leaders and members alike” (Keith Lategan, Student Pastor, Grassy Park Baptist Church)