Youth Ministry

What is the purpose of the youth ministry?
Our Youth Group exists to:
Know Christ’s love
Grow in Christ’s love
Go serve in Christ’s love

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Monthly Fun and Fellowship Events

These events include broomball, Magic Mountain, retreat, lock-in, family night, scavenger hunt, and more.

Frequent Opportunities for Mission Activities  

Sierra Service Project (SSP)
Food drives (like Souper Bowl Sunday)
Ministering to those in need in Skid Row


Youth are encouraged to attend 10:30 worship.
Fire in the Soul, the music/drama ministry for youth, rehearses on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the room 5, and performs in worship several times a year.

Sierra Service Project (SSP)

SSP is a non-profit organization providing life changing experiences through acts of service, repairing Native American homes, and feeding and ministering to those in need in Los Angeles.  We invite high school age youth to experience the profound power of serving people who have a culture and life experience different from their own.  Go to for more info!

Sierra Service Project 2018

Our youth returned from a Sierra Service Project in Tsaile, Arizona in July.  Below are reflections from Olivia Hines and Emma Hild about their experiences; and a slide show of the work they accomplished.


The Youth Ministry is led by David Stradling. To contact David, call (661) 284-1866 x123, or click the "contact" button.


Sunday Youth Connection
Youth Connection meets at 9:00 a.m. Sundays in the Youth Room for Bible study.

Weekly Youth Group Meetings
Junior High meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Senior High meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Rewind meets on the first Sunday of the month in the evenings from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.  It is an opportunity for junior and senior high to catch up on what’s happening if they miss the regular Tuesday evening.


How You Can Help

The youth ministry can always use more volunteers. If you’d like to help, please contact Youth Leader David Stradling.