The National Youth Convention (NYC) is a unique opportunity, held every four year years for Mennonite Brethren high school students to gather together from a wide variety of churches all across the US. This event is a creative mix of powerful worship music, exciting Bible study, interesting speakers, creative workshops, and challenging ministry opportunities.
National youth gatherings are a significant part of the larger US Conference vision. At similar events over the years youth have been called to make first time commitments to Jesus, heard a call to full-time ministry, and resulted in countless changed lives.
COMING IN 2015!
The next National Youth Convention will be help April 9th - 12th, 2015! The location for the next NYC will be revealed by mid-summer (2013). Stay tuned to hear about all the exciting plans that are already being put into gear!
Youth Workers Summit
The Youth Workers Summit is held one year before the National Youth Convention to give the Youth Workers a preview of the location. It is also a time to offer practical training from qualified youth leader experts and give church youth workers a brief retreat for fellowship and renewal.
National Youth Committee
The US Conference National Youth Committee is commissioned by the National Leadership Board, and collaborates with our five districts and three MB educational institutions: Tabor College, Fresno Pacific University, and Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. The NYC 2015 committee consists of:
San Antonio 2011
San Antonio 2011 was a huge success with over 800 high schoolers and 100 leaders in attendance representing all five of our districts spread across our nation.
Those in attendance responded with enthusiasm to the worship led by Stories in Braille as well as the guest speakers, Shane Claiborne and Paula Simpson-Parry. The students packed out dozens of seminar rooms and were enthusiastic about growing in their commitment to be faithful followers of Jesus.
San Antonio was strategically chosen by the planning team as it offered various ministry opportunities throughout the city. Groups spread out to show God's love to the community through service. Several projects including working with Habitat for Humanity in helping to lay new flooring and install a new roof on a housing project; cleaning up graffiti in a local neighborhood, sponsoring a carnival for children at a developmental service organization and doing repairs and general maintenance at a community center as well as many other projects going on simultaneously all over the city.
There are many other ways to get involved, serve and experience what God is doing all over the globe. Do you want to work with inner city ministries or find out about some short term mission trips? Maybe you are considering ministry as your career and are interested in starting some leadership training...just GO! Whatever you're considering, learn more by clicking on the GO link, or visit the websites for SOAR, TREK, ACTION and MINISTRY QUEST.