History of MBC
We purchased the property November 4, 1965. Our first program was the 1966 winter retreats. Starting with about 40 students on the first weekend, we purchased beds, cots, dishes, everything you need to build up our accommodations by the end of March to 90 students. The winter ministry today serves more than 275 per weekend. We continue to minister strictly to teens from January to March.
The summer family conference started off quite slow but has grown into a year round ministry to adults which includes married couples, ladies, mother/daughter, single adults, pastors, father/son, and men. It also includes the conference facilities, family camping, and rental groups. The youth ministry continues with winter retreats, now known as Encounter, two weeks of summer teen camp, known as Ascend, and a summer day camp for children. The youth arena has grown to involve Authentic Beauty weekends for teen girls and Arise, a worship ministry that engages and equips students for a life of worship through monthly events at the conference and regional events around New England.
In 1983, and a visit to Haiti, we worked with Partners with Haiti in various areas of ministry and developed sponsoring work teams until 2002 when we began our MBC sponsored ministry under then name Bridgebuilders.
Locally we sponsor a community swim for adults in the Monadnock Region along with hosing donating several public school outings to the Jaffrey/Rindge School district.