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NB High School

Grades 9th through 12th

Why We’re Here

Our desire is to come alongside parents and guardians as a trusted resource in the discipleship process of students. We exist to make disciples that make disciples of all peoples and all nations for the glory of God. We seek to be biblical, missional, and relational in all of our ministry efforts, trusting the Lord to do a transformational work in the lives of our students, leaders, and their respective families, neighborhoods, and schools. In short, we aim to embrace the hope of the gospel and make much of Christ in all that we do and say.


An NB Families Ministry

What was once called the “nuclear family” in North America has morphed into several new, non-traditional, types of families, fragmented families, single-parent families, blended families and beyond. The television shows: Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows, and Leave It To Beaver have been altered into American Family, Modern Family and the New Normal. The reality is that there is no perfect family. There never has been, nor will there ever be, a perfect family. But we don’t have to be pessimistic about the future. God’s Word can provide a map for every type of family.


Ministry Pastor

CRAIG EXENDINEFamily Pastor of High School
Craig grew up a member of New Beginnings and still remembers the early days of gathering together in a small storefront in downtown Bixby every Wednesday night. After spending his high school years in the student ministry at NB, he moved to Stillwater where he attended Oklahoma State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2013. He then chose to cut his ministry teeth working with college students at a nearby church close to campus. There he met his beautiful bride-to-be, Courtney, and got married shortly after. Craig joined the staff at NB in September of 2017 and enjoys working as Family Pastor of High School while simultaneously pursuing a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Craig is driven by God’s grace shown to us in Christ and loves to see this same grace shape the lives of the young people around him.

Sundays at 9:30a in the Loft. Curriculum: The Gospel Project

Our Sunday morning study seeks to equip students by growing their understanding of the Bible and the daily implications of the gospel. This is a large group setting led by a teacher or teaching team who cover the main point of the given passage before opening up a conversation concerning the text. Students are engaged in dialogue that presses into discovering the practical application of the Word. This past summer and fall we worked through the Gospel-Centered Life for Students and God’s Heart for the Nations. In January we will begin a study that examines how the gospel refines us through community.

Wednesdays at 6:30p in the Loft. (Though 10-12th Grade Groups meet in classrooms on the third floor of NBC, we all meet in the Loft first for Worship through song.

Our midweek gathering is an excellent way for students to get connected with other students and adult leaders. Our Wednesday evenings strive to create a biblically informed, relational environment for students to grow as disciples. We primarily do this through large group activities and small group discussion time. Our programming follows an oratory, storytelling approach where we start our session by verbally articulating the focal point of the text in story form. We next examine the specific passage of Scripture to see what was missed or added. Then we piece by piece reconstruct the narrative, dialoguing about the most significant details along the way. Our small group leaders facilitate a time of prayer and conversation that centers on the night’s focal passage of Scripture. This winter we will be evaluating stories about key Old Testament characters (i.e. – Daniel, Esther, David, & Solomon), observing what each of these teach us about ourselves, about God, and about His global purpose to redeem a people from every people. For more details about the specific biblical texts we will be covering weekly, sign-up for our monthly parent email.


Upcoming High School Events

Wednesday Services

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Wednesday Services

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Engage Global Trip (August 8-12)

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - August 12 @ 11:00 pm


Recent High School Stories


Falls Creek 2017

New Beginnings' High school and Middle School ministries spent an intensive time [...]


2017 Graduating NB Seniors

Jeff Frable, Brenda Crawford, and Sonia Turney reflect on their experience as highschool small group leaders.


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