The mission of the Education Ministry is to support the mission and the vision of Lighthouse Baptist Church (LBC) by attending to the educational needs, challenges and successes of its youth as well as attending to our youth’s needs for additional support and guidance from the positive influence of adults. The mission is accomplished through the following: acknowledging the achievements of students in academics and extra curricular activities; providing positive and fruitful relationships between young people and caring adults; providing eligible students with awards to support higher education; and providing assistance to students with academic challenges. The Education Ministry seeks to serve its youth so that our youth will be equipped, empowered and embraced. We are committed to seeing all LBC youth excel in all levels of academic and extra curricular achievement.
The Scholarship Ministry seeks to promote the continuing education of Lighthouse Baptist Church’s graduating seniors and to show support for the children of Lighthouse Baptist Church as they strive toward academic success. This ministry also seeks to provide encouragement to all of the Lighthouse youth to pursue and complete their education both spiritually and academically.
Celestine Darby Scholarship Awards:
This award is granted to active LBC youth who are planning to pursue higher education. Candidates must:
1. Be active in 2 or more ministries.
2. Provide letters from Ministry Heads to confirm applicants’ involvement.
3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher. 4. Complete an application.
5. Provide a letter of acceptance from colleges and/or universities.
6. Provide continuing studies letter or confirmation of registration for students who are continuing their education.
7. Provide an essay on a specific topic.
Michelle Parker Distinguished Graduate Award:
This award is granted to one LBC youth who has demonstrated outstanding academic, church and community achievements upon high school graduation. Candidates must:
1. Be active in 2 or more LBC ministries.
2. Provide letters from Ministry Heads confirming applicants’ involvement.
3. Complete an application.
4. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
5. Provide an essay on a specified topic.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND RECOGNITION:
The Academic Achievement and Recognition Ministry seeks to reinforce Lighthouse Baptist Church with spiritual support of our youth as they strive toward academic success. Once quarterly, this ministry recognizes and presents rewards to our youth in grades Pre-K through 12th grade for their academic achievement based on their quarterly report cards. This also seeks to provide encouragement to all of the Lighthouse youth to pursue and complete their education both spiritually and academically. Additionally, this ministry understands that youth excel in areas other than academics and therefore seeks to recognize student achievement in community service, athletics and other extra- curricular activities.
YOUTH ENRICHMENT AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM:
The Youth Enrichment and Empowerment Program is a faith-based mentoring program sponsored by Lighthouse Baptist Church. We provide service and support to children between the ages of 8 to 18 who reside in the West Lake Community and Charles County, Maryland. We use one-on-one and group mentoring approaches to help us achieve our goals in reaching out to the young people in the program. Our goal is to provide a structured program and trusted relationships which brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence, character and leadership skills of the mentee. We strive to assist young people in setting goals for themselves academically, in doing research regarding potential career choices and in coping with social issues of the day (building self-esteem, coping with negative peer pressure, counteracting the influence of gangs and the rise in juvenile crime, and thinking through choices which may have a profound effect on their lives).
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