Where Friends, Fun and Faith Connect
Club Beyond® is the name used by MCYM to identify its ministry with military high school and middle school aged kids worldwide. Club Beyond staff and volunteers love young people and are available to journey with them through the hard challenges of adolescence, providing positive role models and exhibiting Christ-like behavior.
Special activity nights, lock-ins, ski trips, summer camps, and work service projects. Club Beyond leaders also offer weekly Bible study sessions for those students who want to go deeper in their spiritual development and study of the Bible. All of these activities are well chaperoned, with high ratios of volunteer leaders for kids in attendance.
Club Beyond Staff are vocational youth workers recruited from across the U.S.A., usually from the ranks of Young Life, Youth for Christ or Life Teen.
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Meadowlark was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 for his accomplishments on and off the court
Meadowlark Lemon Basketball Hall of Famer
and the renowned “Clown Prince of Basketball”,
has teamed up with "Club Beyond".
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Introduce them to the Life Giver,
And help them become more like Him.
What is Military Community Youth Ministries?
The journey from adolescence to adulthood has never been easy. In every generation and in every place, teenagers have struggled to come to grips with their place in the world. They want to know if there is meaning to life in general and if their own lives are important. Among our nation's youth are some 300,000 teenagers whose parents and guardians have committed their lives to service with our armed forces. These students are scattered among overseas bases and installations in the U.S. The problems and struggles of military teens are similar to those of the typical teenager, but intensified because of their context. Military installations, even in the United States, are often isolated. Military teens are frequently uprooted from familiar settings and replanted in a foreign country with language, culture and customs they don't understand. Further, the heightened pace of military operations in the Middle East has meant more
frequent and longer absences from the home, creating temporary single parent homes for the majority of military families for at least a third of any given year. At Military Community
Youth Ministries, we believe that there is a great need to be available for these young people, to build meaningful, no-strings-attached relationships with them. We believe that one of the best ways to help military kids is to affirm them and be available to celebrate life with them. Toward this end, MCYM staff and volunteers seek to love teens unconditionally and provide a model of Christian hope in our military communities through weekly Club and fun activities.In the field, our ministry is usually know as Club Beyond®.
MCYM serves at locations with nearly 70,000 military teens. Over 90 full-time staff along with
hundreds of volunteer leaders are working in over 45 military communities around the world.
|Meadowlark Lemon, Basketball Hall of Famer and the renowned “Clown Prince of Basketball”, is a legendary hero in the world of sports… the man with the most recognizable face and name in sports history! His name and patented hook shot are ingrained in the memories and hearts of generations who recognize him as the most popular member of the most beloved sports team in history –The Harlem Globetrotters. Meadowlark Lemon helped change the face of American history, Black history, and Sports history! Meadowlark has played basketball before Kings, Queens, Presidents, Popes, and for millions of fans all over the World! Meadowlark has performed his on-court artistry in more than 100 countries around the Globe! As an international star with the Harlem Globetrotters, Meadowlark was also known as an “Ambassador of Good will in Short Pants.” In 1997, at Ebony Magazine’s 50th anniversary, Meadowlark was honored with the Sports Legends Award. Meadowlark Lemon is a household name after playing in more than 16,000 career games for the Globetrotters that began in 1954 and lasted until 1979. In 1993, Meadowlark went back with the Harlem Globetrotters for a 50 game “comeback” season. Meadowlark was voted as one of America’s most recognizable faces following Alan Alda, John Wayne and Bob Hope. Meadowlark says, “ …An NBA player would need to play 160 games per year for 100 years to achieve my record of over 16,000 career games… as a Globetrotter we played over 350 games per year….”|