Welcome to LCPC Youth Ministry!

Welcome to LCPC Youth Ministry! Our youth program is for students in grades 7th-12th grade. We strive to be a place where students can belong, serve, and grow through their adolescence! Check out our philosophy and programs below!

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 their lives. And then, the hope is that students will see them as role models and mirror that same model. Disciples making disciples for 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 your family and our church will have an exponential impact of the lives of young people and the world they will influence for Jesus!

MODEL

We strive to be a place where all students, grades 7-12, can belong together in a safe and accepting environment!
We believe that following Jesus in our everyday lives includes serving our local and global community.
We believe following Jesus in our everyday lives means committing to a life of spiritual growth.

STRATEGY

Onramps are programs and events designed to help new and existing students discover a sense of belonging at LCPC. Oftentimes, students need to feel like they belong before considering what they believe. Onramp programs and events are great opportuntities for existing students to bring new friends.
A Carpool is any program that enables students to share their lives with their peers and leaders. Their weekly small groups at MERGE are our main carpool opportunity.
Road Trips are where students make memories and log milestones. A Carpool is usually a weekend retreat, outreach trip, or repeating service opportunity. Examples of "road trips" are annual winter camp retreats, our Habitat for Humanity trips, and monthly dinners at Union Station Homeless Shelter.

OUR PROGRAMS

Youth Ministry at LCPC

Our youth spend a lot of time in "all youth" spaces where students grades 7-12 are hanging out together. However, we do believe it is important for them to spend time in their individual junior high and high school spaces. Check out what both programs have going on below!

MERGE | Wednesdays 3-9 PM

Every Wednesday, beginning August 24th, junior high and high school students are invited to join us from 3-9 PM. Students can do homework in our study rooms, play video games or basketball with friends, work on crafts, volunteer with our elementary students, or hang out with youth ministry staff! Snacks are provided all afternoon and dinner is served every night at 5:45, free of cost.

 

theWAY (Junior High Ministry, grades 7-8): Each Wednesday night, we will have junior high youth group, "theWAY", from 6:30-8 PM. Students will be given a small group based on their grade level and gender.

theJOURNEY (High School Ministry): We end each Wednesday night with high school small group, "theJOURNEY" from 7:30-9 PM. At a student's first youth group, they will fill out an "intro" card and get placed with a CO-ED, year-long small group.

Bible Study & Breakfast | Sundays @ 10:30

Every Sunday, youth ministry students are invited to join us for Bible Study & Breakfast. We'll enjoy breakfast and fellowship from 10-10:40 AM before being led in worship by our youth praise band followed by a bible study led by staff. Students and staff will head upstairs to the WAC to join adults for communion, the benediction, and the Doxology.

"DSCPL" (High School Ministry Students) | Sundays @ 12:30-2 PM

A new program launching Fall 2022 for high school students looking to take that "next step" in their faith. Check back again soon for more information!

Subscribe to our weekly emails!

The best way to keep up with our program is to sign up for our weekly emails! Junior high emails go out on Tuesdays, high school emails go out on Thursdays.

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Meet Our Youth Staff!

Heather Henry
Director, Family Ministries - Ext 252

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.

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.

Austin Karpinski
Assistant Director, Jr. High Ministry - Ext 206
Faith Schierholt
Youth Ministry Admin. Asst. - Ext. 203

Faith Schierholt is the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant at LCPC. She graduated from Fuller Seminary in June with her Master of Divinity. Faith is currently going through the ordination process in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA); she recently became a candidate in the San Fernando Presbytery. When not working, Faith is often found baking, working out, or playing with her terrier/husky mix puppy.

Upcoming Youth Events

Wed 05

Pastor’s Bible Study

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 05

Parent Ed: The Art of Fatherhood

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun 09

Traditional Worship Service (9AM)

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun 09

10:30AM Contemporary Worship Service

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am