MONTHLY UPDATE | March 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS
Breakfast with John & Avril of Living Hope
February 29, 9-10 am | Heritage Hall
John & Avril Thomas, founders of our South African Mission Partners, Living Hope, will be sharing an update about their ministry at an informal breakfast this Saturday, 9-10 am in Heritage Hall. The whole MBBC Student Ministry family is cordially invited to join us for a bagel and good news about what God is up to in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa Mission Team Training
March 1, 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. This week's training will include visitors from Living Hope, our South African Mission Partner. The remaining trainings are: April 19, May 10, June 7, with a packing party June 21, and a team debrief August 2. Please be praying for our team as we prepare, travel, and minister in Jesus' name in South Africa!
Student Ministry Sunday
March 15 (Preparation Days March 1 & 8)
Student Ministry Sunday is coming March 15! On this special day in the life of the church, our students have several opportunities to try their hand at leadership roles in the life of the church. Students will feature in both worship services and our students will serve as teachers for many of our Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study classes!

To help our students prepare to teach the Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study Classes, we'll spend the first two weeks of March in Students Sunday Morning Bible Study preparing. We'll begin this Sunday, March 1, introducing the lesson students will teach. The next Sunday, March 8, we'll spend more time preparing, and have focused time with our teaching groups.

March 15 is the day! We'll begin all together in 2A before we spread out throughout the church during the SMBS hour to teach adult classes and serve in leadership roles in worship.

Please make every effort to be here these next two weeks during SMBS as we prepare. It can be super intimidating to teach adult classes, but we'll do everything we can the first two weeks of March to set you up for an awesome experience on March 15!

We'll be sharing a lot more information in our preparation, but if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to reach out to our Student Ministry Staff to ask!
Student Ministry Sunday - Party in the Park
March 15 | Immediately Fellowship Worship
Following our big morning on Student Ministry Sunday, you're invited to a Party in the Park following worship. It will be a chance to decompress, eat food, and be together for students, their families, and our wider MBBC family. More details will be coming, but we hope you'll mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a party in the park March 15!
Church League Basketball
Thanks to all those who played Church League Basketball with MBBC this season!

The High School boys were champions!
The Middle School boys had fun!
The girls team has one game left this Monday, March 2, 9 pm at Shades Crest Baptist Church. They'd welcome your support as they wrap up their season and strive to grab their second win!

Thanks again to everyone for playing this season and everyone who came out to support!
We're already looking forward to next year!

Ball on you Baptist ballers!
WEEKLY PROGRAMS UPDATE
Sunday Morning Bible Study - Out of Step
Sundays, 9:15-10:15 am | Student Ministry Area (2A)
The first three Sundays this month are all about Student Ministry Sunday. We'll prepare on March 1 & 8. March 15 Students will be teaching Adult SMBS classes throughout the building.

March 22 & 29 we'll return to our study "Out of Step" as we continue to think about the ways followers of Jesus are called to be out of step with the world and in step with Jesus.
Student Growth Groups
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm | Student Ministry Area (2A)
Read Scripture. Memorize Scripture. Be Community.

That's what we strive to do in Growth Groups, for those who desire a deeper discipleship experience. ICYMI, here's some thoughts on "Why the Student Growth Group Model?". We hope you'll choose to join us for meetings in March.

March 4 - 1 Corinthians 8 | 1 Corinthians 13:7
March 11 - 1 Corinthians 9 | 1 Corinthians 13:8
March 18 - 1 Corinthians 10 | 1 Corinthians 13:9
March 25 - NO GROWTH GROUPS (Spring Break)
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.

This month we'll have The Brook March 1, 8, & 29.
We don't have The Brook March 15 (Party in the Park) or March 22 (Spring Break).

We need your help!
Would you consider signing up to bring dinner this semester!
If so, please sign up online here.
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
March 1, 8, 15, & 29 | 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!
MBBC Student Ministry Save the Date
Summer sign-ups are coming soon!
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:
I've mentioned D365 to you before, and as the name implies, it offers devotions every day of the year. However, as we begin our Lenten Journey toward Easter, I want to commend it to you again. Lent is a season for renewed devotion, and you might find their "Pause. Listen. Think. Pray. Go." devotions tied to the season of Lent particular meaningful as you focus on your devotional life throughout these 40 days leading up to Easter. The devotions are particularly aimed toward students, but might be a useful tool for people of all ages. They're conveniently available online at d365.org or in the d365 app. If you're looking for a convenient, easy-to-access tool to aid your devotional life during Lent (or anytime) I'd encourage you to check it out!
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