ELITE is the Youth and Young Adult Ministry of Abyssinia Baptist Church. We minister to middle and high school students and to young adults ages 18-25. Our purpose is to demonstrate the love of God by directing youth and young adults to Christ and challenging them to develop a life devoted to God while dwelling with other believers. Through various methods of ministry, whether it be audio/video material, weekly Bible studies, academic tutorials, conferences, worship services, or fellowships, our ministry concentrates on establishing and continuing the growth of both youth and young adults.


  • Devote - Our goal is to challenge all youth and young adults to devote to living a life pleasing unto God (Romans 12:1)
  • Demonstrate - We are called to meet the needs of all people by demonstrating the love of Christ to them in practical ways (Matthew 25:35)
  • Direct - God has called us to go to places where the Gospel has never been so that others may be directed to Christ (Mark 1:38)
  • Dwell - Our goal is to not only introduce people to Christ but to also connect them with other members of the body (Psalm 133; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
  • Develop - Upon people being connected we want to disciple them through developing them spiritually and practically (1 Corinthians 3:2)ge children to discover God’s plan and purpose for their lives