MONTHLY UPDATE | October 2019
A NOTE FROM BEN:
As we’ve extended Mountain Brook Baptist Church’s Growth Group discipleship model into our Student Ministry this school year, I know some have had questions and concerns about the model, expectations, and implementation. If you’ll allow me, I’d love to try to address some of those concerns and give you a little more background into my thinking as we launch this new avenue of spiritual growth ...
UPCOMING EVENTS
Fall Service Day + Bus & BBQ
THIS Saturday, October 5
 8:00am - 6:00pm | FREE
We'll start our day at the church at 8 am for breakfast, then we'll head off to our mission sites to work alongside our church family. We'll come back to the church for lunch, then we'll head to the Redden's lake house for swimming, fellowship, and an early BBQ dinner. Be sure to pack your swimsuit & towel for the afternoon. We'll return the church at 6 pm.

Please sign up ASAP at mbbc.org/serviceday !
And be sure to select "yes" for Bus & BBQ!
Student Mission Council - First Meeting
Sunday, November 3 | After Worship | Hudson Hall
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. If you are interested in being part of this council, please contact Ben Winder (205.603.6803 | ben@mbbc.org).
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'll join students from across the Southeast for a weekend conference-like 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 mbbc.org/wys to reserve your spot before the November 10 deadline!
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.
Save the Date
Events on the Horizon
Student Ministry Lock-In - November 22, 8:30 pm - November 23, 8:30 am
Church-wide Thanksgiving Meal - November 24, Following Combined Worship
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
WEEKLY PROGRAMS UPDATE
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:
October 6 - The Church on Mission
WEEK 39 Reading - September 30-October 5
Acts 10-11
Acts 12
Acts 13-14
James 1-2
James 3-5
Memory Verses: James 1:2-4 & 2:17

October 13 - Discord, Mission Trips, & The New Guy
WEEK 40 Reading - October 7-12
Acts 15-16
Galatians 1-3
Galatians 4-6
Acts 17-18:17
1 Thessalonians 1-2
Memory Verses: Acts 17:11 & 17:24-25

October 20 - Waiting on Purpose
WEEK 41 Reading - October 14-19
1 Thessalonians 3-5
2 Thessalonians 1-3
Acts 18:18-28, 19
1 Corinthians 1-2
1 Corinthians 3-4
Memory Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:18 & 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25

 October 27 - How We Do Church Together
WEEK 42 Reading - October 21-26
1 Corinthians 5-6
1 Corinthians 7-8
1 Corinthians 9-10
1 Corinthians 11-12
1 Corinthians 13-14
Memory Verses: 1 Corinthians 10:13 & 13:13

 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
Student Growth Groups
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm | October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Our Student Growth Groups all will 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 October schedule:
Meeting Date - Read Passage - Memorize Verse
October 2 - Matthew 5:27-37 - Matthew 6:28
October 9 - Matthew 5:38-48 - Matthew 6:29
October 16 - Matthew 6:1-15 - Matthew 6:30
October 23 - Matthew 6:16-24 - Matthew 6:31
October 30 - Matthew 6:25-34 - Matthew 6:32
Sundays, 6:00-7:30 pm | October 6, 13 & 20
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 .

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

October 6 - "Worthy of Suffering" - Acts 5
October 13 - "The Seven & Stephen" - Acts 6 & 7
October 20 - "Persecution & Paul" - Acts 8 & 9
October 27 - NO BROOK - Trunk-or-Treat
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Sundays, 5 pm | October 6, 13 & 20 | 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 Advent & Christmas. Come join us as we sing for the Lord and have so much fun doing it!
A Resource For You:
Each month I try to offer a resource that might be helpful to your family as Mountain Brook Baptist Church partners with you to raise a generation to be all God is calling them to become. This month I offer a book I'm reading, which you might find helpful as you navigate life as a Gen-Z or a parent of a Gen-Z. It comes from Christian researcher David Kinnaman & Youth Ministry veteran/expert Mark Matlock. It is called "Faith For Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon". You might want to check it out on Amazon .
STAY CONNECTED
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to keep up-to-date on everything that's happening!