Our dream is that through abiding in Jesus there will come a day when our young people… 

-    will no longer need to be affirmed by what other people think about them. Rather that they would take comfort in God’s approval only found in resting in the approved person and work of His son Jesus Christ.


-    will not see the Bible as a straitjacket rather an inerrant pointer to the real Jesus and the revealer of God’s best design for their lives. 

-    will see the U-Turn ministry as a safe haven. Through prayer, wisdom, screening, accountability and safety precautions our hope is that our students would see our community as a refuge and a recurring place of renewal. 

​​-    will love as displayed through sacrificial service, heart tugs that lead to extended hands and a hearing that leads to doing. 

-    will learn the way of Jesus Christ as expressed biblically. We envision an environment where personal devotions, the frequent sharing of one’s faith and students teaching other students would be the norm. 


-    will voluntarily seek to live like Jesus. We hope that their fruit bearing lives would be ready to engage every sphere of society with the mission of God being seen as ultimate. 

​​-    Will be launched past a posture of passivity to an adult life filled with gospel-centered purpose….this is our dream this is our prayer for our students.  

Our Why

What God is doing in

UU-Turn around and

allow Him to use U to

do it in someone else.

Our Motto

Core Values / Ministry Philosophy (Our How?)

Our Dream - The Vision Statement (Our What?)

Our mission / motto aligns with Jesus’ Mission for the Church – Matthew 28:18-20

8 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  - Matt. 28:18-20 

We pursue that dream through keeping it R.E.A.L.!!!

R.E.A.L. stands for
R –
Reach unbelieving teens. 
E –
Enjoy the fellowship of other believers.  
A –
Advance in maturity to the point of being able to lead others in their Christian development process. 
L –
Love Jesus in a way that leads to a life of worship. 

U-Turn Youth Ministry exist as an extension of the vision, plan and program of Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church. Our purpose is to actively engage youth in ministry through worship, teaching, fellowship and outreach.