Our Vision

Our Vision

Every four years senior high students from Mennonite Brethren churches across the nation gather for meaningful worship, exciting Bible study, and challenging ministry at the largest gathering of MBs in North America. If you want to know the history of the NYC click here (link to history of NYC). The next conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver and Colorado Convention Center on April 9th-12th, 2015.

The planning team’s purpose is:

To deeply connect students to God and one another by engaging the Gospel in our everyday lives.

Our Theme

Stupid. Ugly. Jerk. Fat. Jock. Loser. Labeling – sometimes when you are called something often enough you start to lose your self-esteem; even how you identify yourself. Although a believer’s identity is found in Christ, today’s youth culture falls under the constant pressure of losing sight of that. That is why we chose the theme NAMED from Matthew 16:13-16 (see below). In this passage Jesus asks Simon Peter, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answers, “You’re the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” Upon his thoughtful reflection and declaration of Jesus’ identity, Peter is given a new name, a name that captures the essence of his identity and mission. It is the planning team’s desire that students reflect deeply on who Jesus is and in doing so, grapple with our identity as individuals, churches, and as a conference. The theme NAMED will be infused in every aspect of the conference.

“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Matthew 16:13-16 NIV

The planning team wants this to be more than a conference but a start of a new journey for people, a journey that brings people closer to God. That is why this website includes far more than just information on the conference. Take a look and get involved, and follow us on Facebook, twitter, and Instgram.

Joanna Chapa, Kyle Goings, Jeral Gross, Matt Ford, Russ Claassen, Keith Warkentin, and Christy Goentzel