Youth Ministry

In the EMZ Youth Ministry, we grow students to know, love and serve God. we strive to create an environment where our Youth can encounter God through Biblical Teaching, Worship, Fellowship, Missions and Ministry Involvement.
A team of awesome adult leaders and creative Youth together, work diligently to ensure all Youth feel God’s love.
EMZ Youth Ministry provides several programs that include Drill Team, Oratorical Coaching, Music Ministry, Liturgical Dance and others. Many of these programs present opportunities for our Youth to creatively express their FAITH.

Scholarship Programs

East Mt. Zion has three scholarship programs available they are;

The Dr. William M. Downs Aid to Education Scholarship

In 1967, East Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sunday School established an Aid to Education Fund as an effort on the part of the Sunday School to share in the advancement toward the college education of all its students. Unlike other scholarship grants and aid funds, this program is designed to give financial assistance to any and all students of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sunday School, provided they meet this one requirement: That they have been regular and active in their attendance for three (3) years in the church school immediately prior to going to college. In February 1976, the name was changed to the W.M. Downs Aid to Education Fund, as a living monument in honor of the late Dr. William M. Downs, because of his interest in youth and education. Updates have occurred during the 40+ years of the funds existence, in 1993 money was allocated to the fund from the church budget. Currently the is for all students of the church entering post secondary education within 2 years of high school graduation. They must be bona fide members and active in one or more auxiliaries of the church for 2 or 3 years prior to applying. We welcome contributions for this on-going program. We even solicit your cooperation when preparing that last will or bequeath. What better way to be remembered than as one who showed concern for the educational development of these young people whose religious training and Christian lives we helped mold.

The Shirley Coley Scholarship

The Shirley Coley Scholarship was developed by Brother Zeddie Coley in loving honor of his wife Shirley Coley. Zeddie and Shirley are Elder Members of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church; an Elder Member is one who has been a member for 50 years or more years and has supported the church with their time, talents and monies. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist young people with their goal of obtaining a college degree. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and submit letters of recommendation.

Applications may be obtained from the Church Office. Contributions will be greatly appreciated and used to help young people take advantage of educational opportunities available to them. Applicants may reapply for the scholarship. Applicant does not have to be a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. (Preference will be given to a member in good standing).

The Randy Hardy Scholarship Fund

Reverend Randy Hardy was an Associate Minister at East Mt. Zion Baptist and was committed to the Tithing Principal.
At the time of his death in 1991 Sister Patricia Hardy invested 10% of an insurance benefit she received to establish a scholarship fund for assistance to East Mt. Zion high school graduates in their pursuit of higher education.

Applicants must be members of East Mt. Zion; have been active in ministries of the Church; and, be accepted by an accredited college or university. Applications may be attained from the Youth Ministry Department or Scholarship Committee members, with an award being made annually and renewable for three (3) years.

Currently, the awardee receives an initial check in the amount of $800.00, with balance of $1900.00 divided over three year renewal period.

Reimagining Mission Impossible As Possible

May 2, 2021 - Rev. Dr. Brian A. Cash, Pastor EMZBC

Matthew 28:11-20 NIV

11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”