youth ministry


Mission: To continue on the path that God has laid before them. “Let therefore Purity Reign”!


In 1926 the late Mother Elnora Johnson of Detroit, Michigan brought into reality the first Purity Class of the Church of God In Christ. She had a vision of creating an organization designed for the purpose of preserving a high moral standard in the Christian youth. The moral decay of the 1920’s was destroying the basic principles of Christian living the church had been upholding. The Purity Class was created to teach the youth these principles. The Purity Class acknowledges that the youth of today face demands and stressful life situations that have the capacity to destroy them. The Purity Class aims to find ways to minister to the young ladies of the church where they are and address those issues as well as empower them on a consistent basis by cultivating Christian virtue, integrity and social graces, as well as preparing them to lead lives with dignity and high moral codes. The Purity Class’s activities include:

• Christmas gift drives for teens in shelters      • Christmas Fellowships

• “Operation Foot Prints” a flip flop drive for children in Africa & Haiti      • Breast Cancer Ribbon Drive

• Life Cycle Workshops (With topics that range from Basic Table Etiquette, Church Etiquette, Resume Writing, Money Management and much more).


Each Purity Class meeting begins with prayer, a scripture and our endeavors: to have a pure heart, to be united in love, to be religiously pure, to be inclined to do good, to be tireless in service and to yield not to temptation.