USMB Youth supports youth workers and their ministries as they disciple students in the context of the local church. The USMB Youth Commission is composed of people from a wide range of locations who work and serve in various capacities but share a passion for youth.
USMB Youth focuses on three groups: youth workers, the youth and the church. Visit USMBYouth.com for more information.
Full time, part time and volunteer youth workers are invited to interact with other like-minded, passionate youth workers across the U.S. via The Network. The Network is intended to connect, develop and resource youth workers. The Network connects by building a community of passionate youth workers who share each other’s burdens and feel inspired to keep going. It develops by providing relevant training and coaching for personal and leadership growth. And The Network resources by offering helpful tools and curriculum on a wide variety of topics. Click here to learn how to join for free!
Ascent is an annual national camp for high school youth held in June every year at Glorieta Adventure Camps in Glorieta, New Mexico. The idea of Ascent is a very simple one. A climb or walk to the summit of a mountain can be a difficult journey, but at the peak a view or a treasure makes the journey worthwhile. USMB Youth has identified several treasures campers will experience at Ascent. First, gathering as a family of believers is always a special aspect of the camp experience. Second, and most importantly, the time together is intended to lead to a very special place of intimacy with Jesus.
Prior to Ascent, USMB Youth hosted National Youth Conferences, held every four years. Read about previous NYC events.
The Leadership Pipeline identifies, invests in and empowers leaders for vocational ministry by providing ministry internships in partnership with USMB churches and organizations throughout North America. The Pipeline connects churches and organizations with students seeking career-building experiences through internships. Three mobilizers oversee the Pipeline: Kyle Goings, Russ Claassen and Heidi Quiring. Visit www.leaderpipeline.net to learn more or to create a profile.
Other Opportunities and Partners
Youth interested in exploring God’s call in their lives and are encouraged to expand their faith and leadership skills with these partners:
Faith Front is Tabor College’s youth leadership program that partners with the local church to cultivate a culture of calling and provide a way to call and discern leaders for the next generation
Faith Front is designed to encourage Mennonite Brethren and other Christian youth (ages 14-19) to develop the competencies crucial for ministry leadership with special emphasis on pastoral ministry and other church vocations. The program includes seminars designed to help local churches cultivate a culture of calling, weekend retreats for youth held during the school year and a summer retreat mobile lab for youth to engage the culture and interact with a variety of global issues. Visit the website to learn more.
Young adults looking for opportunities to be involved, serve and experience what God is doing all over the globe are invited to participate in a number of short-term, cross-cultural ministry options provided by Multiply. Learn more by visiting the websites for SOAR, a 10-day experience in a North American city for people of all ages; ACTION, a six-week adventure in a local or international setting open to individuals and couples ages 17-30, as well a families; and TREK, an 8-month global discipleship program that includes an international assignment for students ages 17-22.