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Welcome to Student Ministries

PARENT-STUDENT ONLINE REGISTRATION

This past year, we made a major transition in communication and student registration. We have moved to a new online program that will allow us to stay in touch with you, and help us to better pursue and invest in your student with all the tools we have available. The first step in that process is for you to complete the SM Registration Form online HERE. Questions? Contact Carolee Jefferson.

SM MEDICAL RELEASE FORM

Most of our events require a Student Ministry Release Form. Need to fill one out? If so, please click HERE. This form will cover every event (including camps) for the 2019/2020 school year.

A NOTE TO PARENTS FROM PASTOR TAYLOR

Dear Parents of SM,

We are excited to serve alongside you as you raise your children in the faith. We recognize that today our lives are incredibly fast-paced and the challenge of teaching our children the basics of the Christian faith is ever-growing. Technology, greater expectations at school, increasing demand for extra-curricular activities, and increasing social pressure to succeed is knocking on our front doors. We run at 100 percent every day and often find little time to be captured by the majesty of Jesus Christ. Yet, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His glory will continue to extend into all the world even as our world changes. We want the next generation to recognize the person and work of Jesus Christ and embrace the majesty of our king as well. Therefore, SM exists to equip the next generation to display and showcase the majesty of Jesus Christ in all things for the joy of all peoples and nations.

In Him,

Taylor Mendoza

Pastor of Student Ministries

2019 FALL SEMESTER PARENT HANDBOOK

Click HERE to view the NP SM Parent Handbook.

SM VALUES

The values of SM are threefold and they flow out of our understanding of the gospel. First, we value a faith that is joyful, growing, and missional. We are serious about the Christian life and want to help students understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as equip them to live a gospel-centered life. Second, we value fun that is planned and sacrificial. We are intentional about games, events (6 per year), and hang-out time. We enjoy sacrificing our needs in order to make youth group fun for the students and not for ourselves, even though we will have fun anyway. Third, we value fellowship that is consistent, loving, and small. We strive to encourage all students and staff to attend regularly to foster the best possible relationships for discipleship. We exercise love in all relationships. And, we attempt to create small groups to best foster long-term discipleship and intimacy.

WHEN WE MEET

SENIOR HIGH

Sunday Meetings: 9:00 a.m. in the Youth Room (Upstairs).

Our Sunday morning study is a time of hanging out, singing, and digging into the Word of God. The teaching focuses on helping students in Senior High understand biblical truth in light of where they’re at in their individual lives.

Tuesday Nights: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Youth Room (Upstairs).

Tuesday nights are all about discipleship. We get together to think through Sunday’s message and discuss it in small groups divided by age and gender. Each small group has leaders dedicated to serving for a year and spending that time building disciple-making relationships with our students.

For more information about Senior High, please contact our Student Ministry Pastor, Taylor Mendoza, or Carolee Jefferson.

JUNIOR HIGH

Sunday Meetings: 9:00 a.m. in the Youth Room (Upstairs).

Sunday mornings are the main teaching times for our Junior High students. The morning is filled with a time of fellowship, singing, and getting into the Bible. The teaching is focused on the basics of growing junior high students in their personal faith and preparing to grow into young men and women who live their faith.

Thursday Nights: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room (Upstairs).

Thursday nights are a time of games and small group discipleship in Junior High ministry. We use this night to gather in groups to discuss and apply Sunday’s teaching. Dedicated small group leaders will build relationships with students and guide them in thinking about living our what the Bible shows us.

For more information about Junior High, please contact our Student Ministry Pastor, Taylor Mendoza, or Carolee Jefferson.

Summer Camp 2019 Recap


Student Ministries’ RECONCILED Summer Camps happened in July. SH went to El Capitán State Beach near Santa Barbara over the week of July 22-27. JH head to Yucaipa Regional Park July 14-18.

Winter Camp 2019 Recap

Here’s What Happened at SM Winter Camp:

Over the weekend of January 4-6, 2019, senior and junior highers gathered at Thousand Pines Christian Conference Center in Crestline. This year, our theme, Transformed, came from 2 Corinthians 3:18. With that to guide us, we had the opportunity to study and apply what it means to be transformed from one degree of glory to the next in Jesus Christ.