MONTHLY UPDATE | May 2020
We love the MBBC Students Class of 2020, and we are so proud of all you've accomplished in your High School careers! We look forward to the limited time we still have left together, but we're going to miss having you as a part of our ministry family as your time with us comes to an end.

We loved hearing your reflections at Senior Night @ the Brook (and if you missed it, you can catch a replay here ).

Know your MBBC Church family continues to use your senior photos as means for praying for you in these days.

We still hope to have a time of in-person recognition with your later this summer, but until then, Tim Sanderlin put together this video to celebrate you in this time of transition .

We love you, Class of 2020, and we're glad YOU are a part of US!

God goes with you, and we're behind you!
UPCOMING EVENTS
LifeWeek 2020
July 12-15, 2020 | MBBC | FREE!
At this point we're still planning in hopes we'll be allowed to have LifeWeek 2020, and if we do, we hope YOU will be a part of it!

LifeWeek is four nights of worship, Bible study, and fun! It is also a great opportunity to introduce your friends to the MBBC Student Ministry family and grow as a follower of Jesus.

This year’s preacher is MBBC Student Ministry alumna Anne Peyton Baker , who is, by the way, AWESOME!

As a bonus, if you invite a friend and you both pre-register you’ll both get a LifeWeek 2020 t-shirt for free! So, make sure you sign up!
Beach Retreat 2020
July 24-27, 2020 | Laguna Beach | $200*
Beach Retreat is our yearly chance to spend time in community growing closer to one another & Jesus before school resumes; AND a great chance to have fun at the beach!

We are hopeful COVID-19 won't disrupt our plans too much, BUT knowing how flexible we all have to be these days, we are not requiring any money to sign up today, and any payments you do make are FULLY refundable.

Also, never let money keep you from participating!
Full & partial sponsorships are always available!
WEEKLY PROGRAMS UPDATE
Home Church - Sunday Morning Bible Study & Worship
In addition to our live-streamed worship service, each week we're offering a pre-recorded Sunday Morning Bible Study lesson for adults & students at mbbc.org/home-church which you can access anytime. Right now Wayne Splawn and Ben Winder are helping us dig into Paul's Letter to the Philippians each week. We hope you'll check it out. (And if you missed any, the full back catalogue is available, too!)
Student Growth Groups
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm | ZOOM Call (Link via Remind)
Read Scripture. Memorize Scripture. Be Community.

We typically pause Student Growth Groups during the summer, but with so much else on pause right now, we know we could all use Christian community in our lives. We'll plan to continue our weekly Growth Group Zoom calls each Wednesday for now.

Another thing we know we could all use in these is Wisdom! So after we finish our time in 1 Corinthians this week, we'll be joining the church Project 119 Bible reading plan to discuss Proverbs in the coming weeks.

Even if you've never been part of a Growth Group before, we would love for you to join us, as we begin this new series!

We meet via Zoom each week. (If you don't get the link via Remind, contact Ben to get it - ben@mbbc.org | 205.603.6803.)

Here's the scripture we'll be reading & memorizing in the weeks ahead:

Date - Read | Memorize
May 6 - 1 Corinthians 16 | 1 Corinthians 13
May 13 - Proverbs 1-7 | Proverbs 1:7
May 20 - Proverbs 8-14 | Proverbs 8:11
May 27 - Proverbs 15-21 | Proverbs 16:3
June 3 - Proverbs 22-26 | Proverbs 25:21-22
Sundays, 7 pm | ZOOM Call (Link via Remind)

Digital Brook is our way of being together on Sunday evenings while we can't be together in-person. This weekly, online gathering for students is "youth group online". Each week we'll hang out, have a brief time of worship, share a conversation about life and faith, and have fun together. Here are our Digital Brook plans for May:

May 3 - The Digital Brook Zoom Talent Show (It was AWESOME ! Thank you!)
May 10 - NO DIGITAL BROOK (Mother's Day - hangout with your mom!)
May 17 - "Loving the Neighbors Who Live In Our House"
May 24 - NO DIGITAL BROOK (Memorial Day Weekend)
May 31 - "Loving the Neighbors Beyond Our Doors"
A Resource For You:
Our church has an account with Right Now Media which gives every member and attendee the opportunity to view their resources. Right Now Media is like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. There are resources for kids, students, and adults, designed to encourage you in your faith.

You might enjoy some deep dives into the Bible or even some throw-backs to Veggie Tales - it is all there and FREE to you!

If you don't have a Right Now Media account yet, contact Amy Hirsch ( amy@mbbc.org  or 205-704-3500) and she can get you set up!
STAY CONNECTED
Make sure you stay connected with MBBC Students
to keep up-to-date on everything that's happening,
especially during this pandemic!