MONTHLY UPDATE | November 2019
Capital Campaign Update:
Coming out of Vision 2020, our church feels called to do something BIG. "Beyond" is a capital campaign which will serve to make major additions and improvements to our church campus. This is a bold, ambitious, God-sized dream, and it will take all of us working together to make it possible. Among the improvements which will help make ministry possible are a new multipurpose space which will be used for our Contemporary Worship service and a relocated and vastly improved space for students! It really is exciting to think about the possibilities of what God could be up to at Mountain Brook Baptist Church in this campaign.

We don't want our students to miss out on taking part in this once-in-a-generation experience. We know Junior High and Senior High Students likely won't make the largest gift to the campaign from a numerical standpoint, but we do believe this campaign is an opportunity for us to talk about stewardship, giving, and legacy with our students. And an opportunity for our students to invest in something important that will outlast them.

Two students, Sally Cooper & Benjamin Parrot, are serving on the Capital Campaign Committee. They will be leading the way as we take time during Sunday Morning Bible Study on November 10 to talk about how our students and student ministry can play a big, important role in this "Beyond" Capital Campaign.

One way your family can invest in the "Beyond" campaign right off the bat is a special church-wide Prayer Experience planned for this Sunday, November 3, 4-5 pm. We'd encourage you to consider coming and praying with us.

More information about the campaign, including ways to submit your pledge and conceptual renderings, are available online here.
Student Mission Council - First Meeting
Sunday, November 3 | After Worship | 2A
The Missions Committee has generously provided funds for a new Student Missions Council, which will empower us to find meaningful mission partnerships both domestically and internationally. The members of the Student Missions Council will help us direct our funds and involvement as a Student Ministry in God's mission around the world. We meet for the first time Sunday immediately following worship. If you are interested in being part of this council, make plans to join us fo this meeting, and please RSVP to Ben Winder (205.603.6803 |
Winter Youth Summit
January 17-19, 2020
 Huntsville, AL | $125
Sign up online by November 10
We're so excited about participating in this great event in January. At Winter Youth Summit we will join students from across the Southeast for a weekend conference event which features fantastic worship, teaching, activities, and workshops.

This year's preacher is Shaun King, Pastor of John's Creek Baptist Church in Atlanta. Sharon Irving will be leading our worship. We have a special concert by Walker Burroughs of American Idol fame.

We'll stay together at an Embassy Suites and WYS is hosted by First Baptist Huntsville. You do not want to miss out on this awesome weekend together in Huntsville.

Be sure to sign up online at to reserve your spot before the November 10 deadline ! Registration for Breakout Sessions will follow soon.
South Africa Mission Trip
Application & $250 Deposit Due December 1
Students & Adults interested in being a member of our 2020 South Africa Mission Trip Team, please complete and submit this application along with your $250 deposit by December 1.

Exact dates, costs, and other details will be finalized once we know participant numbers. There will be monthly trainings in 2020 as we prepare for our trip. Our trip will be in the window of June 22 - July 6, 2020. The trip is open to those who have completed 9th grade and older by the time of the trip. For more info visit .
November 22-23 | 8:30pm-7:30am | $10 per person
Lock-In is coming! Join us and invite your friends for up-all-night fun and adventures at the church. We'll eat lots of food, play lots of games, and stay awake until dawn! You won't want to miss it!
Church League Basketball
It is almost Church League Basketball Season. There's still time for you to join a team. We especially still need 6-8th grade guys to fill our roster for the Middle School guys roster. If you want to play, please sign up in the Student Ministry Area or let Ben/Tim know ASAP!
Save the Date - Holiday Events
Church-wide Thanksgiving Meal - November 24, Following Combined Worship
Student Growth Groups Christmas Celebrations - December 4, 7:00-8:00 pm
Student Ministry Progressive Christmas Party - December 8, 5:00-8:00 pm
Living Nativity & Student After Parties - December 20, 21, 22, 6:00-10:30 pm
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Foundations 260 Bible Reading Plan
We encourage you to read and discuss these passages as a family
as we read through the breadth of scripture with our MBBC family this year.
Each Sunday morning we recap the week's reading and important highlights from it during our large group time. In smaller discussion groups we dig into application to our lives.
Here is this month's schedule:
 November 3 - The Resurrection Life
WEEK 43 Reading - October 28-November 2
1 Corinthians 15-16
2 Corinthians 1-2
2 Corinthians 3-4
2 Corinthians 5-6
2 Corinthians 7-8
Memory Verses: Romans 1:16-17 & 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 November 10 - Beyond ... Capital Campaign Emphasis
WEEK 44 Reading - November 4-9
2 Corinthians 9-10
2 Corinthians 11-13
Romans 1-2, Acts 20:1-3
Romans 3-4
Romans 5-6
Memory Verses: Romans 5:1 & 2 Corinthians 10:4

 November 17 - The Law & Love
WEEK 45 Reading - November 11-16
Romans 7-8
Romans 9-10
Romans 11-12
Romans 13-14
Romans 15-16
Memory Verses: Romans 8:1 & 12:1-2

 November 24 - Paul: Witness in Chains
WEEK 46 Reading - November 18-23
Acts 20-21
Acts 22-23
Acts 24-25
Acts 26-27
Acts 28
Memory Verses: Acts 20:24 & 2 Corinthians 4:7-10

December 1 - A Life In Christ
WEEK 47 Reading - November 25-30
Colossians 1-2
Colossians 3-4
Ephesians 1-2
Ephesians 3-4
Ephesians 5-6
Memory Verses: Ephesians 2:8-10 & Colossians 2:6-7
Student Growth Groups
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm | November 6, 13, 20
Our Student Growth Groups meet Wednesdays at 7 pm and are weekly gatherings designed to dive deeper into relational discipleship by reading & memorizing scripture and offering encouragement & accountability. Remember we ask for your presence, preparation, and participation. Our November schedule:
Meeting Date - Read Passage - Memorize Verse
November 6 - Matthew 7:1-12 - Matthew 6:33
November 13 - Matthew 7:13-23 - Matthew 6:34
November 20 - Matthew 7:24-29 - Whole Passage (Matthew 6:25-34)
November 27 - No Meeting - Thanksgiving Holiday
Sundays, 6:00-7:30 pm | November 3, 10, 17 & 24
Student Ministry Area (2A)
This weekly gathering during the school year provides a relaxed, fun atmosphere for worship, teaching & fellowship aimed to meet students where they are.

We begin each week by eating dinner together. If you are able and willing to provide dinner for us one week, please sign up online here - we have several unclaimed dates upcoming.

This semester we're digging into the Book of Acts.
Here is our schedule for November:

November 3 - "What God Has Called Good" - Acts 10 & 11
November 10 - "The Gospel to the Gentiles" - Acts 13 & 14
November 17 - "The Council" - Acts 15
November 24 - "The Gospel to Europe" - Acts 16-20
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Sundays, 5 pm | November 3, 10, 17 & 24 | Choir Room
Chapel Choir is our choral ensemble for students. No experience is necessary. We would love to have you join us as we learn sacred music and prepare to lead others in worship even as we worship God ourselves. We rehearse each Sunday evening before The Brook. Right now we are preparing for Hanging of the Green. Come join us as we sing for the Lord and have so much fun doing it!
A Resource For You:
Sometimes life takes you away from MBBC on a Sunday morning, but did you know you can listen to each week's sermon as a podcast or watch the whole traditional service live or archived online?

It isn't the same as being here, but it might serve to help you stay more connected on those weeks you have to be away.

Make sure you stay connected with MBBC Students
to keep up-to-date on everything that's happening!