The Commission on Discipleship Ministries shall be responsible for supporting the discipleship ministries of the local church by: developing programs for discipleship/educational ministry with children, youth and adults; providing opportunities for training of local church discipleship ministries, education and music leaders; development and promotion of discipleship /educational materials for use in the churches; providing leadership education for lay leaders in the member churches, in cooperation with the Commission on Christian Leadership; providing mission education, in cooperation with the Commission on Christian Stewardship.

The chairman of the Baptist Camp at Cowen Board, the West Virginia Baptist Conference Center at Parchment Valley Board, the American Baptist Youth of West Virginia and the president of the West Virginia Baptist Historical Society shall be members of the Commission.


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  • Youth Leader Core (YLC) Nominations for students going in the 10th or 11th grade.
    • Nominations for the 2017-2018 school year are closed.

YMPT Nominations are out!

Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a student from your church for the 2018-2019 school year Youth Ministry Planning Team. For details on YMPT nominee requirements and to download a printable nomination form, click here.

*Please note: YMPT nominations must be postmarked no later than March 9th!

Upcoming Youth Events :

  • Sr. High Convention
    • Date: February 23-25, 2018
    • Location: Mt. Vernon
    • Speaker: Chris Campbell
    • Band: Render the Hearts

To download a printable registration form to mail in for your church, click here.

To register your group online, click here.

Please note that a convenience fee will be applied to all online registrations.

  • Omega
    • Date: April 21, 2018
    • Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church in Charleston (1401 Washington Street West, Charleston, 25387)
  • Fall Rally
    • Date: September 14-15, 2018
    • Location: Camp Cowen
  • Jr. High Convention
    • Date: November 17-19, 2017
    • Location: Crab Orchard Missionary
    • Speaker: Elliott Gregory
    • Band: It Takes a Villers

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2017-2018 Theme:
The Race
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,”
Hebrews 12: 1

2018 Camp Cowen Dates

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