The Caribbean Youth Network has been doing ministry in the Bahamas for 20 years. The purpose of the CYN is to serve as an international mission organization, fostering the planting, partnering, and networking of relational, Christ-centered youth ministry. The goal is that youth can be introduced to the Gospel and grow into a mature relationship with Christ.
The BYN is a Bahamian led organization working in Long Island, Nassau, and Abaco to reach the students of the Bahamas with the Gospel of Christ and assist those who are committed to Jesus Christ with opportunities for spiritual growth and discipleship so that they may mature in their personal relationship with Him. . Each island has it's unique ministry look. In Abaco, we meet on Wednesday nights with 11-18 year olds to learn what applying the Gospel to life can look like. We study scripture, worship God, play games and meet in small groups to discuss the week's lesson.
As a means to introducing the community to us, we also play soccer on Monday evenings. We gather dozens of kids at a local field to help us meet our neighbors, and give the young people productive, team building, energy burning activity.
BYN Abaco also partners with other local ministries to help encourage them in their work for the Lord. We've participated in events thrown by individuals, as well as churches to help grow the influence of the Gospel in Marsh Harbour and surrounding communities.
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Barrett is also a church planter with the Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Along with partners Gabe & Jan Swing, The Hendricksons organize a small EPC Church plant in Marsh Harbour. Using his years of worship leadership experience, Barrett plans the worship services, and leads music every week.
This small congregation meets every Sunday at 10:00 and is a very eclectic mix of generation, race and spiritual backgrounds.
While many of the structures around the Kirk were devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the Kirk building was spared from any major damage. The people of the Kirk were all affected to different degrees, but continue to gather to show others the hope of the Gospel.
We also host mission trips for small groups for anyone interested in helping us reach the people of our island with the Gospel of Christ. Having withstood a devastating hurricane in 2019, there is still plenty of physical labour needed on Abaco.
We also would love to help you get to know our neighbors, so a mission trip based around a day camp would also be welcomed.
At the time, we can accommodate groups of up to 25 for a week at a time. Our team has hosted dozens of trips, and would love to walk alongside of you in making a trip to Abaco happen.
We're also looking for interns and possible staff members to join us in the Bahamas. If any of this interests you, or someone you know, please reach out to us.