Teens | The Rush is a place where students are loved, accepted and encouraged to play active roles in each other’s life stories. Together we engage in transformational experiences that broaden and deepen their relationships with God and each other with the goal of emerging as powerful women and men of Christ. Here teens are mentored by godly leaders who encourage the next generation to step into the roles they have been called to play. We share in each other’s struggles and joys; revitalize our communities; and care for the unwanted, unreached, and unengaged.
Sundays, 9am, in the lower level of the YFMB (Fall kick-off 9/15/19)
Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30pm, in the lower level of the YFMB (Fall kick-off 9/18/19)
Project 56: 5th & 6th grade, The 1st Wednesday from 7 – 8:15pm, Gym (Fall kick-off 10/2/19)
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Our events are intended to encourage Renewal, Growth, Connection & Action within community.
We gather every Sunday @ 9am in the lower level of the YFMB | This will be open to all students in 7th-12th grade. Our focus on Sunday mornings this year will be growing students stronger in their faith. Throughout the year we challenge our students with in depth biblical lessons that helps strengthen their faith in Christ. If you are a looking for a place to grow, Rush Hour seeks to accomplish just that.
Meetings are every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm | This is a chance, every week, for students to take a “break” from their weekly routine to hear relevant teaching, engage in small group discussion, and take part in fun, creative activities. Come out and bring your friends every Wednesday night at 7pm for “The Break.”
Project 56, Fall 2019 | Project 56 is a fun, safe, Christ-centered environment for tweens in 5th & 6th grade who are transitioning from elementary to middle school. Project 56 seeks to nurture faith in the Lord Jesus through relationships with peers and with older teen Student Leaders who guide them in devotions, prayer, and games. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, starting October 2, 2019, from 7-8:15pm in the Gym. Questions? Contact Heather Wenzel or at 908-581-5455.
Fall Retreat November 1 – 3 | It’s time to register for our Fall Retreat!! It will be here before you know it. This trip is open to both middle and high schoolers and costs $150. We are going to Camp Shiloh in Hewitt, NJ. You won’t want to miss the high and low ropes course, or the rock wall. Contact Johnny Graves with any questions or for more details.
Annual Summer Mission Trip | Each Year our Teens head somewhere to share the gospel and serve for an entire week at various locations including homeless shelters and food pantries.
Summer Mission Trip 2018 | Our teens headed to Houston, Texas for this summer’s mission trip. They sharing the gospel and serving with Center for Student Missions during the week at various locations including: homeless shelters, food pantries and helping the Hurricane Relief effort. This was challenging and rewarding as we served God to those desperately in need of Him. Thanks you to everyone who gave, prayed and helped in making this trip a reality!
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It’s that time of the year again! Every June our high school students descend up Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in Long Beach Island for our annual beach weekend! It is one of our most popular events. So, if you have come with us before… get ready for another awesome weekend. If you have not, join us for a time of challenging messages, fun in the sun, and lots of relationships building! This trip is open to all incoming 9th grade students through graduated 12th grade students.
Please contact Johnny Graves to request a scholarship BEFORE registering online. Payment must be received in order to complete online registration.
Be sure to fill out all of the necessary forms:
Mission Trip Fundraiser |
Wednesday, February 27, 4pm – 8pm, Basking Ridge
Help us raise funds for our summer mission trip to Baltimore! Simply dine at Panera Bread, show this FLYER, either hard copy or on your phone, and a portion of the proceeds will go to us. Thanks for your support!
Contact Johnny Graves with any questions.
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- Welcome to the Rush Blog July 27, 2019 Johnny Graves
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Trampoline Park Outing | Join us for some high energy fun at SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park!
Meet at MBC at 5:45pm to ride together–bus departs 6:00pm sharp! Or meet us at SkyZone, 600 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, at 6:45pm.
Bus riders will return to MBC at approximately 8:30pm.
Cost is $20 which includes required socks.
REQUIRED: Participants (or their parent/guardian if under 18) must complete the online liability waiver.
Games in the Park | Wednesday, July 24, 7pm-8:30pm, Harry Dunham Park
Catch up with friends and have some fun playing frisbee, volleyball, and soccer at Harry Dunham Park on Liberty Corner Road in Basking Ridge.
Contact Johnny with any questions.
Join us for a day at Six Flags Great Adventure on Wednesday, July 17! We will leave from the church at 12:45pm, immediately following Summer Adventure, and return to the church at approximately 9pm. Summer Adventure helpers should bring a bag lunch to eat quickly after so we can take off right away. The cost is $50 per person. Register at the link below. Also, bring money for food and games.
REMINDER: Please pick up your Mother’s Day hanging flower basket(s) at Back to Nature (across the street from MBC), at 3055 Valley Road, Basking Ridge, on Saturday, May 11, between 9am-11am. Check in with our MBC teens who will be on hand to assist. Thank you for supporting our teens!
**If you ordered a flower basket but haven’t paid, please click on the link below.
Please contact Johnny Graves with any questions.
High School Winter Retreat March 8-10 |
Registration is now open! All high schoolers are invited to our winter retreat. We will learn how to navigate our faith in high school where we approach many obstacles and benchmarks. We will talk about how faith plays a role through it all. We will have times of games, worship, and a movie night. Cost is $170. Hope you can make it!
All forms MUST be completed prior to departure.
Join us for a day at Six Flags! We will leave immediately following Summer Adventure. If you are here helping, bring a bag lunch to eat quickly after Summer Adventure so we can take off right away. The cost is $45 per person. Sign up at the link below. Also, bring money for food and games.
“If only we could have small groups on the beach every week.”
MBC Teens: We are so thrilled to open up a new trip! We are going Camping at Stokes Sate Forest! We will be heading about an hour or so north to a camp ground from Sept 21-23. We will be hiking, camping, and more! Here is the link for the Stocks camp ground. Travel release forms.
Contact Johnny Graves for the address or more information.
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Come and hang out with us and enjoy some delicious ice cream at Gabriel’s Fountain, 1948 Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville. Parents drop off at 7pm and plan to pick up their kids at 8:30pm.
Contact Johnny Graves for the address or more information.
Missions Trip Fundraisers:
Transformed by the grace of God to share Christ’s love to a broken world.
The teenage years can be some of the most exciting and challenging that we ever face. Here at The Rush, we want to be a place where teenagers will be accepted and loved for who they are as they are challenged to grow in their knowledge, love, and passion for Jesus! We accomplish this through fun and compelling environments on Sundays and Wednesdays, through our retreats, service outreaches, and mission trips. Last summer we took an awesome group of teens to serve and share the love of Christ in Chicago. It was amazing to watch the growth, passion and excitement in our teenagers as they were used by God to reach our world. We desire this for everyone who comes in the doors! We invite you to come and check us out… and jump in with the Rush!