MERGE Wednesdays

Launching Aug 25, 2021 is our new after-school program- MERGE., Wednesdays, 3-9 PM. This is going to have some aspects of your traditional youth group as well as tons of new opportunities to get connected and build community. Every Wednesday after school gets out we will have our youth lounge open for hanging out and doing homework. Whether you want to chat with friends, make yourself a coffee, have dinner or get your essay finished we will be the spot for you! Alongside a cool hangout spot, we will also be having small groups and nightly programming. TheWay (middle school) programming will be from 6:30-8:00 PM and TheJourney (high school) will be from 7:30-9:00 PM.

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626 Foothill Blvd Youth lounge downstairs Masks required inside

MIDDLE SCHOOL
High School

OUR PHILOSOPHY

From first crush to first car, making your way through adolescence will undoubtedly be an epic journey. The good news is your family does not have to brave it alone! Our team of adult leaders and staff want to share the peaks, plateaus, and pits of your student’s JH and HS years with you. We hope that you find in LCPC a community where your whole family can BELONG, SERVE, and GROW.

MISSION

We are on a mission to be and make lifelong disciples of students. This is the WHY of everything we do at LCPC! For us this means that our staff and small group leaders are called by Jesus to first be disciples that imitate the values and practices of Jesus in every aspect of thier lives. And then, the hope is that students might see them as role models for imitation as well. Disciples making disciples of Jesus is the primary way we proclaim the good news of what Jesus has done for us in his life and in his death. Jesus himself chose this model for ministry when he called 12 young imperfect men to share three years of his life with. This simple act of being in relationship with one another resulted in what is arguably the greatest movement of all time -the church. Lucky for us, we have six years to share life with students and your family has a lifetime! Our hope is that the combined influence of the family and the church will have an exponential impact of the lives of young people and the world they will influence for Jesus!

MODEL

STRATEGY

Onramps are programs designed to help new students discover a sense of belonging at LCPC. Oftentimes, students need to belong before considering what they believe. Onramp prgrams are great opportuntities for existing students to bring thier friends. The goal of an onramp is always to move a student into a carpool opportunity.
A Carpool is any program that enables students to share thier lives with others. Our primary Carpool opportunitiy is youth small groups.
Road Trips are meant to make memories and log milestones! A Carpool is usually A weekend trip or service opportunity or week long mission trip or camp. We offer many Road Trips throughout the year. Some examples of road trips include our Habitat For Humanity trip, All Church Camp, Summer Weekend Getaways, etc.

Meet Our Youth Staff

Anna Duncan
Assistant Director, High School Ministry - Ext 228

Anna was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and grew up heavily involved at her home church, St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena.  She graduated from La Canada High School in 2014, and achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2018.  She intends to go on to graduate school to receive a M.Div as well as a Psy.D. Anna knows and loves the La Canada community well--she came on as a small group leader in 2015 for two years for junior high girls, worked for six months as the youth ministry intern, and eventually accepted the position for High School Assistant Director.  Anna is passionate about youth ministry and working to foster an environment where students can become who God intended them to be.

Heather Henry
Family Ministries Director

Heather grew up in Petaluma, just north of San Francisco, and started her Southern California life with a Bachelor’s from UC Santa Barbara. After working with Campus Crusade for Christ and then as the Executive Administrator of a church in Northern California, Heather found her true passion in helping children experience the love of God and his Word. Now as a mom herself, she has experienced how crucial it is to partner with parents in that endeavor. Heather joined the LCPC staff in 2008. She and her husband, Brandon, keep busy with their 3 kids: Abby, Caleb and Elijah.

Finn Settles
Youth Administrative Assistant

Finn grew up right here La Canada and attended LCHS graduating in 2016. They then went on to receive a Bachelors in Sociology from Azusa Pacific University in 2020. They have been a part of the Youth team since May 2019 and are stoked to be back and pouring into the community that helped raise them. They are a proud queer Christian and loves to chat about the intersection of those identities. Their passion is with youth and helping to grow faith in the next generation while inspiring lasting passion to further the kingdom in all we do. When they arent at work or fostering community with staff and students they are probably out hiking!

Upcoming Youth Events

Sun 05

9AM Traditional Worship Service

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun 05

10:30AM Contemporary Worship Service

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sun 05

Jazz Vespers

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm