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NB Students

Grades 6th 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.


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 9a 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.  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.

Wednesdays at 6:30p in the Loft.

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.