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Organization & Mission Statement

is the ministry and official website of

Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc.
Bible-believing churches reaching out to America’s troubled youth

We are proud to be an official ministry
and sent out as home missionaries of the

Independent Baptist Church
of Elmira, New York

 See the IBC website: http://www.ibc-elmira.org

What we’re all about!
Services to detention facilities & children’s homes
Follow-up and connection with local churches that provide support
Assistance in placing those who need a Christian boarding school
Toll-Free Hotline - 877.332.7333
Biblical counseling & Information
Annual Regional Bible Conferences

Just a few recommendations

"I have personally seen SRYM in action.  It is worthy of your support."
...Dr. Norris Belcher, Church of the Open Door, Westminster MD

"Thank you for hitting a home run with the bases loaded."
... Dr. Eric Capaci, Gospel Light Baptist Church, Champion Baptist College, Hot Springs AR

"God used Brother Bob to save my life.  I’ll always love him for that!"
... PA Teen

 Mission Statement

Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc. operates under the commission and authority of the Independent Baptist Church of Elmira, New York where Rev. Richard Hack is the pastor. It maintains offices in Odessa, NY and accomplishes its goals of reaching and helping troubled youth and their families through ministering teams from local churches across America. These teams preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in "church" services within youth detention centers and children’s facilities. Our staff "follows up" the work of these teams within the homes of the young people who make professions of faith in Christ and desire further help with their Christian walk. Every effort is made to connect these young people with local churches and to lead their families to the Lord. SRYM provides Biblical counseling for youth, support and encouragement to families, and referral to other ministries providing counseling, housing, and vocational training where needed. SRYM works as a network, maintaining ties with other ministries and providing churches and families with up-to-date information on faith-based children’s homes and services across the country when young people are incorrigible, out of control within their home, and under spiritual bondage. Since it’s founding, SRYM has seen thousands of troubled young people and their families turn to faith in Christ to have a new life in Him. SRYM maintains a website and a toll-free telephone hotline where young people can receive information, counseling, and real help from network churches across the country. SRYM also assists in planting and strengthening local churches in needy communities where youth return after being in detention.  

Statement of Faith

We believe:

  1. The Trinity of God
  2. Verbal, Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures
  3. The Virgin Birth of Christ
  4. His blood atonement
  5. His bodily resurrection
  6. Personal, imminent, pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, Return of Christ
  7. Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
  8. Eternal security of the believer
  9. Priesthood of the believer
  10. Justification by faith
  11. Reality of Heaven & Hell
  12. Personality of Satan
  13. Autonomy of the local church
  14. Two local church ordinances only:
    A. Baptism by immersion

    B. Communion, or The Lord’s Suppe

Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc. stands without apology for the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, that men must be saved by grace through faith apart from works.

Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc. stands opposed to any form of New Evangelicalism, Ecumenicalism, Modernism, and worldliness.

Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc. opposes the charismatic movement, the New Age movement, evolution, humanism, the new morality, and abortion on demand.

Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Inc. recognizes the Authorized, King James Bible as the Inspired Word of God. We believe it to be the standard for faith and practice; we stand on its principles.

The Need in America Today

 Some facts to remember everyday in America:

  • 2,989 children witness the divorce of their parents.
  • 3,288 teenagers will run away from home.
  • 6 teenagers will commit suicide.
  • 438 teenagers will be arrested for drinking.
  • 211 teenagers will be arrested for drug-related crimes.
  • 2,861 teenagers will drop out of school.
  • 1,629 teenagers are placed in adult jail for some reason.
  • 7,742 teenagers become sexually active.
  • 1,106 teenage girls become pregnant.
  • 8,219 teenagers acquire a sexually transmitted disease.

Other facts to remember about America:

In a random survey of 1,200 adolescents and young adults age 13 to 24 throughout the United States, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that: 

  • 81 percent reported that they had had intercourse, and 
  • 50 percent agreed that “people their age did alcohol and drugs a lot.”
  • In 2000, 1688 young people (ages 13 to 24) were reported with AIDS. 
  • 2 in 10 girls and 3 in 10 boys are sexually active by the age of 15.
  • Over half of teenagers say they would have a better relationship with their parents if they spent more time together. 
  • The average teen in the US is left unsupervised 2.2 days per week. 
  • Violent youth crime peaks between the hours of 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. 
  • Nearly 40% of American teenagers know someone who has been shot. 
  • 40% of all children in America have not seen their father in the last year.

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