Welcome To The
REBELS Teen Web Page!

Meet The Teens!

Sunday School Classes every Sunday (the Teens meet first at the Church at 7pm)

Teen Bible Study and Activities

Every Saturday Night in Ballincollig in our Activity Centre at 7.00pm

Youth Camp
very Summer in the Month of July - See information about Last Year's Cam

Target the Heart Meetings

For info on any of the above activities, email us, or ring us at 021-4871234

Who Are We?
The REBELS are a youth group of Bible Baptist Church of Ballincollig. We call ourselves the REBELS because we want to stand-up against the wrong in the world. The world is constantly telling us what to do, what to say, how to dress... But we have decided to rebel, and instead FOLLOW Jesus Christ! Jesus said,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life" (Jn. 14:6).

What do most teenagers do nowadays? Teens need direction for their lives, something to aim for. Unfortunately who are they looking to? Celebrities and sports stars! BAD examples! Why are teens trying to do just enough to get by in school, and spend as much time away from their families as possible? Why are they living for their friends and striving to do whatever it takes to be accepted by them? Why do the majority end up drinking, smoking and losing their purity and all the while hoping for the best in life? Wrong focus! The Bible says,
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth" (Col. 3:2).

What To Expect?
We are a little different than your average teen but thatís to be expected! We still meet together and have fun games and activities like any other youth group, but the difference is the Bible lessons, which equip each teen with the tools and truths to make right decisions about a whole range of issues in their lives. Jesus said,
"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (Jn. 10:10b).

Meet The Teens!

Hey, if you donít know me, Iím Basie Olivier! I grew up in a Christian family with both my parents saved. My mom told me that I asked Jesus into my heart when I was younger but like most people I cant remember that so I always doubted my salvation, until April, 2006 at a Revival meeting Bro. Buddy Blunkall talked to me after the message and told me that I have to be sure that Iím going to heaven. So that night before I went to bed I bowed my knee and asked the Lord to save me. Since then, I knew that I was accepted into Godís family! At Youth Camp 2008, I believe that God called me to go into ministry and do youth pastoring. I'm living for the Lord now, and am learning to love him more each day. If youíre not sure of your salvation then I pray that you do that today. Well thatís all so I hope I see whoever is reading this in church one day.

Hello my name is Barry Keating. I'm 22 years old. I grew up in Cork and have been a part of the Bible Baptist Church since 2003. When John Mahony took over the Teen Ministry of the Church in 2007, I started to attend Teen Meetings which take place every second Saturday and every Sunday night at our Church Office. Even though I'm not exactly a teenager anymore, most of what we learn at Teen Meetings is very much applicable to any young person's life, whether they be 13 years old or even in their early to late 20s. So anyone from those age brackets is encouraged to take part.

As one of the older attendees at these meetings, John also has put me in charge of the games. I basically have the task of coming up with games for the teens that will be fun, and help them keep coming to Teen meetings and hearing from the Bible rather than going to discos or taking drugs/drinking with their friends from school on the weekend.

If you are a teenager and don't know how to have fun apart from doing things that violate God's commandments, I would challenge you to come out to a meeting and see that the best friends you can make are those that won't offer you drink or drugs or wild girls, but will care for you like friends should. I never knew that such fun existed in simple get togethers, simple games, and teaching from the Bible until I was born again and started coming to a Bible-preaching Church. Real fun is when it doesn't cost you your life, your health, your education, your mental stability, your sleep, or your happiness. Teenagers weren't designed for such stress. May God guide you into all truth... (John 16:13)