US Mennonite Brethren

One Family. One Lord. One Mission

Commission Members

Kyle Goings – Chair

Jeral Gross – Treasurer

Neil Bontrager – Convention

Krista Brooks – FPU

Russ Claassen – Network

Crystalin Flores – LAMB

Christy Goentzel – SDC

John Hodge – NCDC

Stephen Humber – MB Mission

Wendell Loewen – Faith Front

Lee Waldron – Tabor College

National Youth Opportunities

National Youth Conference

National Youth Conference

The National Youth Conference (NYC) is a unique opportunity every four years for Mennonite Brethren high school students to gather from a wide variety of churches all across the U.S. 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 USMB vision. At similar events over the years, youth have been called to make first time commitments to Jesus and heard a call to full-time ministry. NYC has resulted in countless changed lives.

Read about the last National Youth Conference, Named 2015, which was held April 9-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

Read about other past NYC events.

Ministry Opportunities

Teens interested in exploring God's call in their lives are encouraged one or more of the many opportunities offered for our MB youth.

FAITH FRONT (formerly Ministry Quest)

Ministry Quest, the Tabor College leadership program for high school youth made the transition to Faith Front in July, 2016. Tabor clearly demonstrated a strong vision for youth leadership development by adopting Ministry Quest in 2011. Faith Front will greatly enhance that vision by partnering with the local church to provide opportunities to discern and call the next generation of leaders. The core values and best practices of Ministry Quest have been incorporated into the Faith Front program.


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 MB Mission. Learn more by visiting the websites for SOAR, a 10-day experience in a North American city for people of all ages; ACTION, a one-month adventure in an international setting open to individuals and couples over the age of 17; and TREK, a months-long discipleship-in-mission opportunity that includes an international assignment for young adults over the age of 20 and families.