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 by having Sunday services, small groups, and having one monthly fun event as well as one monthly service project.
Here’s What We Do:
We meet in the Student Center on Sundays at 10:45 for fun, games, authentic worship and challenging teaching from the Bible. Join us after service for lunch at some of our favorite affordable spots in Santa Cruz!
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 and also act to serve our community periodically. If you want to be in a small group or have questions about being discipled please email Brandon O'Sullivan!
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. See upcoming High School events.
This semester we will be doing one monthly fun event as well as one monthly service project. The fun event will be a chance for us to grow as a community together, as well as give students an opportunity to practice God’s mission by inviting their friends. The service projects will give students a chance to grow in their faith by serving others. In addition to these monthly events we will be continuing to hold weekly small groups and Sunday services.
We are switching things up with our normal High School Mission Trip this year. Instead of organizing our own mission trip, we want to encourage you to go on one of the mission trips the church is already putting on. There are two exciting opportunities to visit a third world country and travel with part of the larger congregation to help those in need. For more information on this years' trips, click here.
-Haiti: July 13th - July 23rd (Lead by Paul Sampson)
-Malawi: August 5th - 20th (Lead by Paddy Brady)
Please contact Keith or Amber ASAP if you want to join one of these awesome trips! In addition, we are going to have a local missional opportunity for you to participate in! More details on that soon.
Volunteer for VBC 2017
VBC will be happening June 19-23, from 8:30am-12:30pm each day. We need volunteers to give of their time and energy to come and lead a station, or walk around with a group of kids. This event has a powerful impact on the lives of so many kids as they are welcomed into a loving community to hear about the God who created them and wants to have a relationship with them. Would you be willing to serve at VBC this year? Click here for more info!
If you have any questions about what we do, events we are holding, or anything else that comes to mind, please contact us!