MONTHLY UPDATE | March 2022
Student Ministry Family,

When we had to cancel our plans at the last minute for Student Ministry Sunday on March 15, 2020, we all had NO IDEA what the next two years had in store for us. As so many of the normal rhythms of our life together are returning it feels especially significant that Student Ministry Sunday - the first of many things taken from us by the pandemic - is back!

On March 6, students will serve as teachers in our Adult Sunday Morning Bible Studies and have roles in both worship services.

To help you be prepared to teach, make every effort to be here this Sunday, February 27, during SMBS, as Tim Sanderlin will be teaching YOU the lesson you will be teaching the adults the following week. We'll also have times and places throughout the week where Student Ministry Staff will be posted up around town if you need a little extra help getting prepped.


It is also time to start getting excited for the end of the school year, and the summer ahead!

Seniors make sure you have your calendars marked for May 1 (Senior Night @ The Brook) and May 8 (Graduate Recognition).

For everyone, registration is now open for Beach Retreat 2022!

Also this month, we have a new series launching in SMBS, Boys Church League Playoffs will tip off, and we have a full slate of The Brook.

On top of this, Ash Wednesday (March 2) kicks off the Lenten season for Christians around the world. We hope your family will join us at our Ash Wednesday service next week at 6 p.m. as we begin this significant journey to the cross together.

Parents, remember we can always use your help to provide donuts on Sunday mornings and dinner on Sunday nights.

And as always, if there are ways our Student Ministry team can better come alongside your family as we all grow as disciples of Jesus, please let us know.

In Christ,
Ben
Upcoming Events & Sign Ups
Student Ministry Sunday - March 6
Learn SMBS Lesson This Sunday - February 27

We are excited to be able to bring back Student Ministry Sunday on March 6! That day Junior and Senior High students have the opportunity to teach adult Sunday Morning Bible Studies and have special leadership roles in both worship services.

Be sure to be here THIS SUNDAY, February 27 during the SMBS hour as Tim Sanderlin will be teaching you the lesson you'll be teaching to adults the next week.

We will also have various opportunities for you to meet with Student Ministry staff during the week to get extra prep (and a free meal) if you desire - make sure you follow us on Instagram and Remind so you don't miss any of those!
Ash Wednesday Service
March 2, 6 p.m. - Sanctuary

Next Wednesday night we will set aside our regular Wednesday evening programming, including Student Growth Groups, for one of the most meaningful services of the whole church year - Ash Wednesday.

Your whole family is invited and encouraged to join us for this multi-sensory experience which will remind us of our desperate need for a savior, and help prepare our hearts for the 40-day journey toward Easter called Lent.
Beach Retreat 2022
July 29-August 1

Summer will be here before you know it, and it is time to start dreaming about Beach Retreat! We plan to return to Laguna Beach at the end of July for worship, discipleship, fellowship, sunny beaches, and pretty much the best time you'll have all year!

Beach Retreat is $350 per person; a $50 deposit holds your spot.
Sign up today!
Dominican Republic Mission Team Update

For those on the Dominican Republic Mission Team, be on the lookout for an email from Tim Sanderlin with details about what is next. In the meantime, make sure you have a passport which expires no earlier than December 2022.
Boys Church League Basketball
Tuesday Nights | CLC

The boys church league basketball season continues in the MBBC CLC Gym each Tuesday night until March 15. Come play or come cheer on our guys!

Here are MBBC's remaining games:

March 1 - 7:30 pm vs Independent Presbyterian Church
March 8 - Playoffs (6:30/7:30/8:30)
March 15 - Playoffs (6:30/7:30)
Graduate Recognition
Sunday, May 8

Families of High School Seniors, be on the lookout for information coming your way soon about our Graduate Recognition festivities on Sunday, May 8. And make sure you've marked your calendars for the May 1 Senior Night @ The Brook, too. Your church and Student Ministry family is looking forward to celebrating this milestone occasion in your life with you!
Weekly Programs Update
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Sundays, 10 a.m. | Heritage Hall
NEW SERIES: Into the Wilderness
After Student Ministry Sunday, we'll continue our theme "Into the Wilderness" throughout the season of Lent. Join us each week in Heritage Hall as we dive into God's BIG story and our place in it.
We need your help to provide donuts for Students SMBS!
Here's the link to sign up to bring donuts:
Student Growth Groups
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. | 2A

Join us for a time of life together and Bible study at Student Growth Groups each Wednesday night. Remember we will NOT have Growth Groups on March 2 (Ash Wednesday) or March 30 (Spring Break).
Sundays, 6 p.m. | Heritage Hall

Here's the remaining Brook Schedule for Spring 2022:

March 6 - Fellowship Night - [9-Square in the Air]
March 13 - Worship Night
March 20 - Mission Night

April 3 - Fellowship Night - [EGG DROP]
April 10 - Worship Night
April 24 - Mission Night

May 1 - Senior Night @ The Brook

We need your help to provide dinner for The Brook!
Please sign up at the link below.
After School in the CLC
Weekdays | 3-5:30 p.m.

The CLC gym and game room are reserved for students on weekday afternoons during the school year. Come over after school and enjoy A/C, WiFi, TV, snack machines and being together.
Save-the-Date
Upcoming Dates You Need to Know

Senior Night at The Brook - May 1
Graduate Recognition - May 8
Dominican Republic Mission Trip - May 29-June 5
LifeWeek 2022 - July 10-13
Beach Retreat - July 29-August 1
Opportunities to Serve
Serve on the Stream Team

Would you like to help us livestream our worship services?
There's a spot for you on our Stream Team!
Contact Tim Sanderlin for more info or to volunteer:
tim@mbbc.org | 205.789.3976
STUDENT MINISTRY STAFF
Your MBBC Student Ministry staff is always here as a resource to help you navigate whatever comes up along the journey of life and faith.
Our desire is to come alongside families as they raise their children to be all God is calling them to become: disciples of Jesus on mission to transform the world in Jesus' name.

Let us know how we can help.
We want to hear from you!

Ben Winder
Minister to Students
205.603.6803 | ben@mbbc.org

Tim Sanderlin
Associate Minister to Students
205.789.3976 | tim@mbbc.org

Fallon Carder
Student Ministry Intern
205.567.3189 | frcarder@gmail.com

Nathan King
Student Ministry Intern
407.951.1389 | nathanking41301@gmail.com

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