What Is GYM

Generations Youth Ministry (GYM) is a place for kids to discover the amazing love and power of God; where kids learn to know, obey and trust God. The ministry breaks down the Word of God and teaches youth how to walk and talk the Christian lifestyle at an age-appropriate level for children, birth to High School.

Our Purpose, Mission & Goal

Our purpose is to instill the character, biblical foundations and principles of Christ into the hearts and minds of all children.

Our mission is to equip children at their present age to develop an understanding of Christ that they would begin to develop and build a personal relationship with Christ.

Our goal is to work hand in hand with parents as we together, raise children who wholeheartedly serve Christ through obedience, worship, and Godly character.

Generations Ministries

Register Your Student with the Generations Youth Ministry 
This will allow for information pertaining to our Youth to be submitted to their respective Ministry Managers for follow-up and communication.
Student Registration Form

  • B.I.G. (7th Grade and Younger, Children’s Church, Child Evangelism and Nursery)
  • H.O.L.L.A. (8th – 12th Grade)
  • F.U.E.L. (Bible Studies)
  • Youth After CHRIST
  • Generations Youth Choir (GYC)
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)
  • Camps
  • Administration / Special Events



Bedtime Stories with Macie
On Summer Break. Returns in August.


Youth Spotlights due 3rd Sundays

GYM Recognitions Form

GYM Supports

Generations Supports Church School

Generations is encouraging all Young People to attend Church School at least once a month. The Christian Education Department is full of great teachers (like Pastor McClendon teaching the Future Leaders Class). Come out 9:00am on Sunday Mornings. There are classes for all ages.

Generations Supports Evangelism & Discipleship
Come out on 4th Sundays at 6:00pm and participate in sharing CHRIST with our Target Populations. Youth can win Youth for the Kingdom. (Note: No meetings in June, July, August)
Any Young Person interested in going from Christian to Disciple, come check out “I’m Saved, Now What?”.  Come out on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays, following Morning Worship in Room 150.

Generations Text
If you want to receive updates via text about Generations and you have not already subscribed, please go to: www.remind.com/join/genminlead.

Special Events & Announcements

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Join us for special events in August

WOW Worship on Wednesdays
7PM Nightly in St. James Main Sanctuary
Come out and hear dynamic Preachers each Wednesday in August

Youth Sunday on August 22nd
Special Youth Worship Service
Join our Youth in the 10AM Worship Service

Pre-Order Your GYM T-Shirts NOW!!!
Submit your order form here

Bedtime Stories with Macie

On Summer Break

Join us again in August

FUEL Bible Study

Will restart soon

Please check back for updates


We are restarting our Youth Activities

Seeking excited, vibrant, and energetic members that Love the Lord and Children


If you are interested. submit an Application
GYM Workers Application

Book Recommendations

For webpage - 2020 Kids Books on Justice

Children’s literature has a wealth of insightful, educational, and appealing books to help educate children about race and racial injustice in the United States. Including everything from picture books to novels, covering both historical and contemporary struggles, this list of children’s books can help parents better inform their children about the realities of race and racial injustice in the United States.

See our list of Book Recommendations 

Helpful Learning Resources

2020 S-I-P Learning Post

Rev. DeVon Odems
Youth Pastor

Email: generations@stjamesmcbc.org

Rev. Cory Davis
GYM Director

Email: generations@stjamesmcbc.org