Our overall goal in the youth ministry is to help young people develop relationships which lead them towards being a more faithful disciple of Jesus. There are a variety of opportunities for the teens to be involved here including our regular Sunday evening meetings throughout the school year, small group discipleship, special activities, Sunday School, and more. Our hope is that every activity we do has the potential to work towards that main goal.
We meet most Sundays throughout the school year (our calendar can be found here) for the teens to have some fun, study God’s word, and be together regularly.
Typically the first Sunday in a month is devoted to an activity for the purpose of fellowship. They’re often not at MABC and the time can fluctuate according to the activity. Some activities include a coffee house held at MABC, laser tag, ice cream trip, bonfire at a home, game night, evening at OnFire Youth Center, etc.
Twice a month, we meet for intentional small group study. Our small groups involve several components: intimacy, intentional use of Scripture, prayer, age & maturity appropriateness (jr./sr. high split), real-life engagement.
Finally, once a month we have a leader or outside speaker share a short devotional, we have a youth worship band, and a time of fellowship.
Throughout the year there are a variety of bigger activities that we do as well including a fall retreat, the Planet Wisdom conference, Creation Festival, canoe trips, and more.