MONTHLY UPDATE | February 2020
South Africa Mission Team Training
February 2, 3-5 pm | Youth Area (2A)
Members of the South Africa Mission Team are preparing for our trip to Cape Town, South Africa this summer. The training schedule is: February 2, March 1, April 19, May 10, June 7, with a packing party June 21, and a team debrief August 2.
Family Promise Super Bowl Party
February 2, 5:30 pm | Heritage Hall
Family Promise is a ministry which provides temporary housing for homeless families in the buildings of faith communities. We are hosting Family Promise of Birmingham the first week of February. Since they're our guest on Super Bowl Sunday, we're going to throw a Super Bowl Party!

Students who don't have other Super Bowl plans are invited to join us in Heritage Hall to fellowship with our Family Promise guests and one another as we watch the Big Game (and the commercials!). Feel free to bring a snack to share.
Church League Basketball
Church League Basketball season is wrapping up soon, but we still have some opportunities left to ball out.

If you're not playing with us, we'd love for you to come support our teams. The remaining schedules for our teams are below (make sure to note the changes!).
Middle School Guys (6-8th Grade)
Mondays at Dawson Baptist Church - South Court
February 3 - 7 pm
MAKE UP GAME: February 10 - 6 pm
MAKE UP GAME: February 17 - 9 pm
Tournament Games - TBD

Girls (7-12th Grade)
Mondays at Shades Crest Baptist Church
MAKE UP GAME: February 10 - 8 pm
MAKE UP GAME: February 17 - 6 pm
MAKE UP GAME: February 24 - 7 pm
Tournament Games - TBD

High School Guys (9-12th Grade)
Tuesdays at Mountain Brook Baptist Church
February 4 - 9 pm
Tournament Games - TBD
Galentines Sweet Swap
February 13, 6-8 pm | The Winders' House
Join us for this girls fellowship at the Winder's (3501 Oakdale Drive). Bring a dozen of your favorite sweets to share and enjoy this fun time together.
Pizza & Pops
February 16, 6:00-7:30 pm | The Summit
We'll celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with Pizza & Pops. We'll meet at the Pieology Pizzeria - you'll pay for a pizza of your choice. Then we'll walk over to Steel City Pops where the Student Ministry will treat everyone to a popsicle for dessert!
Ash Wednesday
February 26, 6:00-7:00 pm | Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday is a long-standing tradition of the Church and begins Lent, a 40-day journey toward Easter. We encourage families to participate together in our church-wide Ash Wednesday service as we use powerful symbols to invite us to repentance.
Note: Growth Groups will not meet on Ash Wednesday.
Sunday Morning Bible Study - Out of Step
Sundays, 9:15-10:15 am | Student Ministry Area (2A)
We're continuing our new series "Out of Step" in which we are considering the many facets of our lives in which we who are following the Way of Jesus are called to be out of step with the world around us. In February we'll be discussing technology, social media, stuff, and relationships - our relationship with Christ should transform our relationship with each of these, but how? We need you to show up so we can wrestle with these big questions together!
Student Growth Groups
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm | Student Ministry Area (2A)
Join us each week as we dive deeper into relational discipleship by reading & memorizing Scripture and being community for one another. This semester our focus is 1 Corinthians; each week we're reading a chapter of the epistle and memorizing one verse of chapter 13. Remember, we ask students to be present, prepared, and participate to help Growth Groups be all they can be.

If you didn't get a chance to read my thoughts about the Growth Group model back in the Fall, I'd encourage you to check it out here. I'm always available to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see many of you each Wednesday evening!

Here's our schedule for scripture reading and memorizing in February:

February 5 - 1 Corinthians 4 & 5 | 1 Corinthians 13:4
February 12 - 1 Corinthians 6 | 1 Corinthians 13:5
February 19 - 1 Corinthians 7 | 1 Corinthians 13:6
February 26 - NO GROWTH GROUPS (Ash Wednesday Service)
Sundays, 6:00-7:30 pm | Student Ministry Area (2A)

The Brook is our weekly worship gathering for students. It is a relaxed, fun atmosphere for worship, teaching, and fellowship aimed to meet students where they are. It is a great "front door" to invite your friends to experience what MBBC Students is all about. Here is our Sunday night schedule for February:

February 2 - NO BROOK (Family Promise Super Bowl Party)
February 9
February 16 - NO BROOK (Pizza & Pops - President's Day)
February 23

We do ask someone to provide dinner for The Brook each week.
If you're able to bring us dinner one week, sign up online here.
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
February 9, 16 & 23 | 5 pm | Choir Room
We are rehearsing in preparation for leading worship this Spring and our 2020 Chapel Choir Mini-Tour. Chapel Choir is open to all Students, no experience required!
Student Ministry Sunday is Coming!
Student Teaching March 15 | Lesson Prep March 1 & 8
Student Ministry Sunday is an awesome MBBC tradition. Part of this annual day is our students having the opportunity to teach our adult Sunday Morning Bible Study Classes. We'll use our Student Sunday Morning Bible Study time on March 1 & 8 to help you and your partners be prepared to teach on March 15. Make sure to mark your calendars and do everything you can to be present during the SMBS hour these Sunday in March!
Student Ministry Save the Date
February 2 - Family Promise Super Bowl Party
February 13 - Galentine's Sweet Swap
February 16 - Pizza & Pops
February 26 - Ash Wednesday Service
March 15 - Student Ministry Sunday
April 9 - Maundy Thursday Service
April 26 - Senior Night @ the Brook
May 3 - Graduate Recognition Sunday
May 31 - Summer Missions Commissioning Service
June 12-14 - Chapel Choir Mini-Tour
June 20-27 - Family Mission Trip
June 23-July 5 - South Africa Mission Trip
July 6-10 - Vacation Bible School
July 12-15 - LifeWeek
July 19-23 - Kids Camp
July 24-27 - Beach Retreat
August 1 - Lake Day
A Resource For You:

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is MBBC's primary mission partner and denominational affiliation. (It was this Baptist family which helped present the Winter Youth Summit in January - which I think all who participated agree was an AWESOME event.)

CBF is beginning a journey to discover where God might be calling us next as we move forward as a movement. They're asking for YOUR input - we are Baptist after all.

Please take a few moments before the deadline - THIS Sunday, February 2 - to take this survey . This is an opportunity for everyone - Students, Parents, Adult Leaders, everyone! They need to hear from you! Thanks for your help!
Make sure you stay connected with MBBC Students
to keep up-to-date on everything that's happening!