Jr High students (grades 6-8) meet on Thursdays at 7pm - 9pm. Thursday nights are a time to make new friends and build relationships. We like to have a lot of fun and on a typical Thursday night crazy games and wild activities can be expected. Most importantly, Thursday nights are a time to learn more about God, His Word, and His love for us. Every week we alternate between fun, social events, and Life Groups (Bible studies) nights with worship. At every Junior High event week, there is a message - or talk - as well as discussions and prayer times designed to help students grow closer to Jesus. We're usually at Meadow Brook, but we're often out and about on off-site events. Be sure to check our Ministry Calendar and our Facebook page for info on our events.
Junior High students meet on Sundays during the morning gatherings. We like to have fun together as we look into and learn from God's Word. The group is in the auditorium at the beginning of the gathering as they participate in the worship time and leaves half way through.
Senior High students (grades 9-12) meet on Thursday at 7pm - 9:30pm. Thursday nights are a time to grow and do life together, encourage one another, make new friends and hang out with old ones. As you can expect when a bunch of high school age people come together, it's generally very loud, fun and crazy. The main purpose of Thursday nights, however, is to learn more about God, His Word, and His love for us. Every week we alternate between fun, social events, and Life Groups (Bible studies) nights with worship. At every Junior High event week, there is a message - or talk - as well as discussions and prayer times designed to help students grow closer to Jesus. When we're at Meadow Brook, we're usually hanging out in our very own youth room or running around having fun. We're also often off-site out and about. Be sure to check our Ministry Calendar and our Facebook page for info on our events.
Going deeper in the Word is a big part of what our youth ministry is all about. Every other week, our Thursday night gathering is a night of worship and Life Groups - or Bible studies. On these nights, we all come together and worship in our youth room. Following the worship time, we split up into groups by age and gender called Life Groups, with the purpose of getting into the Word and learning more about God.
Things can get busy at MBYouth and we try to make sure everyone is always up to speed on what's going on. We have set up two ways to contact parents to communicate upcoming event details, reminders, ministry needs and much more. To subscribe to these communication tools, please see the info below.
To receive text message updates including upcoming event details, reminders, ministry needs:
- Text the following keyword: EZZQB73336, to the following number: 393939
- Include your first and last name as well as the name(s) of your kid(s) who are involved in MBYouth
To receive email updates including upcoming event details, reminders, ministry needs, etc, please fill the form below.
When we receive your information, it will not be shared with any third parties. You will only receive text messages and emails when we have important information to communicate - we won't spam you!
Communication with parents is essential to ensure important info is shared and to ensure we are partnering effectively with parents. Throughout the year, we hold meetings open to all parents during which we share updates on what's happening in the ministry.
A parents team, called the Parents Support Team, also exists as a means to continue to have healthy communication with parents. The committee is made up of a few parents and its goal is to act as a sounding board, a source of feedback and input from all parents, and a bridge between parents and the ministry leadership. Some of the practical purposes the team will serves include:
new ideas or initiatives being explored and developed for the youth ministry will be subjected to input, feedback, and recommendations from the Parents Support Team
the team will provide recommendations and feedback when changes or adjustments are needed in all areas of the youth ministry already in motion
the team will provide feedback on any and all matters related to the youth ministry on behalf of all other parents
The team meets every six to eight weeks. All parents at Meadow Brook will be notified in advance before each meeting to allow time for all parents to connect with the members of the Parents Support Team if there are things that need to be communicated or discussed at our meetings.
The members of the Parents Support Team are:
- Helen Bergen
- John Froese
- Antonio Gomez - Gary Wuerch
Parents may also contact Xavier at any time to talk, share questions or comments!
Prayer is a big part of who we are. We believe prayer is how we connect with God and how we grow close to Him. We're also big believers of praying for one another all the time. If you would like us to pray for you, send us a prayer request by filling out the form below. All prayer requests we receive are kept extremely confidential. If you would like us to get in touch with you and follow up on your prayer request, make sure to indicate it in the form!
It takes a team for things at MBYouth to run smoothly! There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of students to connect with. The MBYouth leadership team works hard to connect with the students, to help them grow closer to God, and to be a source of support and encouragement. The team is made up of individuals who are committed to being a part of the students' lives and who all bring something unique to the team. See below to get to know the leadership team.
Xavier Avila - Youth Pastor Jonathan Dyck Will Girard Joey Gomez Savannah Liberato Richard Rocheleau Christine Wiebe Connie Wiebe
Xavier Avila - Youth Pastor Ian Cocks Chris Klassen Renee Rocheleau Heather Weatherson