First Time Here?
When you come to one of our High School gatherings or events, you can expect a high-energy, fun-loving, authentic community that cares deeply about pointing to Jesus. Everyone is welcome whether you grew up in the church or it’s your first experience with us!
Who We Are:
We always try to ensure that what we do allows our students to follow God. Our core values consist of teaching the truth of the gospel message to our students, which empowers them to change. However, no one can grow alone and so we believe that Christian community is central. That community is one that is outward-focused, striving to serve the world and to bring others into the family of God, something that we call mission. We focus on all three of those aspects through our Wednesday night service, small groups, and various events that are held roughly once a month!
Here’s What We Do:
We meet in the Worship Center on Sundays at 10:45 with the church body to engage in worship and listen to the sermon together. Join us after service for lunch at some of our favorite affordable spots in Santa Cruz! Let us know if you need a ride from the church to lunch and back!
Wednesday night is our main focus with high school students. This is a time for students to hang out, build meaningful friendships, and deepen their understanding of and relationship with Jesus. What happens Wednesday evening? We hang out, worship together, listen to gospel-centered teaching, and be part of a small group. Every so often we will switch up the Wednesday format to do a fun event like Bubble Soccer or a Christmas Party.
Our heart and hope for our high school students is that by the time they graduate high school they would have a robust understanding on what the Gospel is and what it means to follow God in every part of their life. Another huge heart of our ministry is to foster a fun, warm and inviting community where our students have deep friendships with each other and ultimately a deep relationship with Jesus.
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Do you want to explore what the Christian faith is really about and learn how to follow Jesus in everyday life? Small Groups are gender-specific, grade-specific groups of students who meet together to dig deeper into the Bible and support each other in living out our faith in Jesus in everyday life. Small groups meet every week during our Wednesday Evening Service and periodically meet together outside of church. If you want to be in a small group or have questions about being discipled please email Hannah Brooks
From time to time we have fun events that are put on with fun in mind! So whether it’s our summer Wakefest trip or our winter Snow Rush or any event in between, we love to introduce High School students to Jesus through experiencing His love in community. Midweek events generally replace our Wednesday night service. See upcoming High School events.