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 May?!
Senior Recognition (May 28) – This month we will be joining in with our senior class in celebrating the next journey in their lives. This involves showing a slideshow on Sunday morning and then praying for the graduates. Any graduates that would like to participate in this simply need to send Luke 3 pictures (a baby pic, a senior pic, and one in between) along with how you’d like your name displayed and spelled. (Seriously, don’t forget to send the pictures.)
Youth Bash (May 31) – Celebrate the end of school, the beginning of summer, and another awesome year of MBC Youth at the Youth Bash! Youth, parents, and volunteers are invited for a fun night of barbecue, swimming, and fellowship on Wednesday, May 31 from 7:00-8:45pm at the Porter’s house. DO NOT go to the Nook that Wednesday. No one will be there. This event is specifically for Youth volunteers, Youth students, and their parents so we prefer that siblings who are not in the youth group refrain from coming. Childcare will be provided at MBC for those who sign up for it. Click here to RSVP (so we know how much food to make) and sign up for childcare. See y’all there!
*Also, great Youth Sunday everyone!
Ages: Juniors, Seniors
Meets: Every other Sunday, 5:30 – 6:30pm at Luke McDonald’s house.
Synopsis: Summit is a small group of juniors and seniors who are interested in serving MBC Youth. This group learns what servant leadership looks like and then is offered the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice.
The diagram above 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. Featured in the image above 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. To the right is a description 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.