A Wonderful Opportunity for M.S. & H.S. Students!!


We just came off an unforgettable mission trip to Hungary this past summer. Our team sacrificed and invested time and money, as did you, the church. We couldn’t be happier with how this mission trip turned out. I have heard many stories from youth, parents, and friends about the impact this trip had and continues to have on their lives. And not only did it impact our students and leaders, but our mission was to impact people in Hungary and we continue to get updates about the work continuing on there. This summer is a reminder to me that God wants to use our students in a powerful way to truly impact this world we live in.

Students, mark your calendars now because you have another opportunity this summer to impact people in Southern California! Ask anyone who has attended a Youth Gathering before, and they will most likely tell you that they grew spiritually, had great opportunities to serve, build great friendships, and had fun at the same time. Who wouldn’t want that combination for their kids or grandkids?      We anticipate around 500 students and leaders from all over Canada and the U.S. from our NAB churches!

For the past year, I have been serving on the Youth Ministry Leadership Team for the NAB. I serve alongside 4 other youth pastors from the U.S. & Canada. Our main goal this year is to put on an awesome Youth Gathering this summer. For that reason, I’m a little biased that this is going to be a great week! With that in mind, we already have some great leaders lined up who will be helping lead our group this summer. We are currently trying to plan for accommodating 35 students and around 6 adults.

As you consider being a part of The Gathering 2017, here are the BIG PICTURE details of the week.  

  • What: NAB Youth Gathering 2017 Conference & Mission Experience
  • Where: Orange, California (Chapman University)
  • When: July 16-22, 2017 (could possibly go to the 23rd, depending on air travel)
  • For: All M.S. & H.S. students (including 2017 graduates)
  • Cost: Approximately $975 (this will be a combination of personal investment, fundraising, and church support)
Cost includes everything except meals on our travel days and meals on our extra fun day.
Cost breakout is not set yet, but a possible breakout would be:
$250 church support/ $350 fundraising/ $375 personal investment.

If your student is interested in being a part of the team, applications and release forms will be coming out soon. Please pick one up in the youth entrance. Also, if you’re interested in going as a leader, please talk to Bryce as soon as you can to see about this possibility. The deadline to turn in applications and your $100 deposit is Sunday, Dec. 18th.


Pastor Bryce