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 October?!
Ski Trip: It always feels wrong to be talking about Ski Trip this far ahead of Spring Break but the time has come to register for the annual trip to Copper Mountain for some fun on the slopes. The cost of the trip is $530. Part of the reason for such an early registration is to allow the cost of the trip to be handled in multiple payments to hopefully take some pressure off of MBCY families. As we have done for many of our trips, we will have the opportunity to take part in fundraisers to help cover the cost as well as offering scholarships. Those scholarships and fundraisers will take place after registration, so step 1 is to get registered to reserve a spot. To register, all that is required is a $75 deposit. Register by clicking here to reserve your spot. Once the spots are filled we will start our waiting list. If you have any questions email me at email@example.com.
Fields of Faith: Wednesday, October 11 we will again join other youth groups from the Permian Basin to take part in Fields of Faith. According to their website Fields of Faith “…is a student led event.” Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together.” For this particular Wednesday, our normal MBCY meeting will be cancelled and we will meet at Grande Stadium instead. The event starts at 7:00 and typically ends around 8:30. MBCY students are encouraged to show up and take part in the event. Transportation to and from the stadium is up to MBCY families but if anyone would like to carpool students please let me know and we can help advertise those options.
Small Groups: In assessing the needs of our students we have decided to combine the two guys small groups into one single group and change up the meeting time. Beginning October 15ALL of the MBCY guys will be meeting at my house (103 Club Dr.) from 5:30-6:45. This next Sunday, October 8 we will not be meeting. Summit will continue to meet every other Sunday but will meet from 7-8 from now on. If you have any questions about small groups please let me know!
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.