The mission of MBC Youth is to partner with parents in helping their youth become people who care about loving God and loving others. We do this by offering a place for youth to deepen meaningful relationships, serve alongside one another, study the Bible, and worship God together.
What’s happening in September?!
Or at least the second half…
Small Groups: Our 7-9 Grade Guys Small Group is being led this year by Trae Porter, Tom Teixeira, and Jim Hughes and is meeting every Sunday from 6:30-8. The location will rotate based on the availability of those guys but we will help you keep posted well in advance as to where they will be meeting each given week. They will be meeting at Tom Teixeira’s on the 17th (1210 Maverick Lane) and at Jim Hughes on the 24th (2815 Maxwell).
The 10-12 Grade Guys Small Group is also meeting every Sunday from 6:30-8 at the home of Luke and Lee McDonald (103 Club Dr) led by Luke, Jonathan Henson, and Ethan Wamsley.
We are still locking down leaders and locations for the girls groups but we are hoping that they will be starting very soon, so keep an ear to the ground. As soon as we have those groups figured out, we will get that info to you. If you or someone you know would potentially be interested in helping lead one of these groups, please let Luke know. (You can use the form at the bottom of the page.)
Fall Retreat: This year we are going to TbarM in New Braunfels for our retreat on October 27-29. Registration is open and filling up fast so register today by clicking here! This year our speaker will be Chad Warren who is a Camp Director and speaker at Worldview Academy. Chad has a unique ability to communicate big ideas to students in a way that is powerful and easy to connect to. Our students are very fortunate to get to hear from him this year. Chad will be talking about understanding biblical faith in contrast to popular secular opinion and giving a case for that faith. As always, there will be scholarships available for this trip but you must register first. Once we have finished registration we will send out applications for scholarships. If you have any questions about this or the retreat, in general, contact Luke at email@example.com.
To the right is all that MBC Youth has to offer students and their parents. Our goal is to make the expectations very clear in terms of student involvement. We realize that time is a precious commodity for students and parents alike so we’d like to make it very simple to be involved in our program. To the right, the bottom being the least amount of commitment, working up to the top being the most, are the different categories of MBC Youth involvement. There is a specific amount of time required for each category. Our goal is to see students involved in at least one of the following categories: one on one discipleship, small groups, or service projects. There are also descriptions of the purpose and goal of each of these categories to help you better understand the different levels of MBC Youth.
Summit is a small group of juniors and seniors interested in serving MBC Youth. This group is responsible for special events like volleyball games, football game tailgates, service projects, etc… This group is involved in the events themselves, the planning of said events, and the advertisement and recruiting for events. Summit members are involved in helping members of MBC Youth feel comfortable and welcome. The group also serves as a feedback loop for the Youth Minister and a MBC Youth brainstorming group. There are very clear prerequisites and expectations that a youth must meet in order to be a part of this group.
In an effort to act out the love of Christ in a practical way, MBC Youth are given the opportunity to take part in various service projects. These projects will vary based on what is needed but the overall goal will always be the same; to love others by serving them.
Every student in MBC Youth is given the opportunity to be mentored and discipled by an adult. These meetings are scheduled according to the availability of the discipler and the student. The goal of this program is to provide very specific and intentional spiritual guidance to students who seek to grow spiritually.
Every MBC Youth is invited to take part in small groups. These groups are divided according to age and gender and typically meet once a week at a time and place scheduled by each small group leader. To take part in one of these groups, a youth or parent simply has to contact Luke McDonald to find out which group they belong in, when and where that group meets, and who the leaders of that group are. Small groups provide an environment for spiritual growth that is more tailored to each demographic as well as offering a place for students to meet other students who are in the same walk of life as themselves.
MBC Youth schedules several events and trips with the primary goal of spiritual growth and development in mind. The goal of these trips is to put intentional focus on the spiritual life of a youth. The Fall Retreat is an example of a growth event.
There are two events that exist in MBC Youth on a weekly basis: Sunday School (Sun 9 – 10am) and Wednesday Night Youth (Wed 7 – 8:30pm). The goal of these meetings is to provide students a place to hang out on a weekly basis where they can fellowship together, study the Bible together, and worship together.
MBC Youth schedules many events throughout the year with the primary goal of fun. These events are an opportunity for youth to cut loose and have fun in an environment that promotes loving God and others in the process. The Chili Cook Off, Midsummer Mayhem Trip, and Ski Trip are examples of Base Events.