CHPC Youth exists to shape the lives of middle school and high school students to lead lives that reveal God’s grace.
What are the things that are important to us?
Like the greater body of CHPC, we value worship, faith, meaningful relationships, life-long learning, calling, and strengthening families. Some of the values that are important to us in our specific context are:
Truth is found and known in the person Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Jesus is the starting point of everything we do and all we value. To know Jesus is to know truth. Jesus has the power to set us free from sin and death and to live lives that matter (John 10:10).
What should I do with my life? What is my purpose? We believe that life’s purpose is found in modeling our lives after Jesus. Jesus said he “did not come to be served, but to serve and to give Himself a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). When we live our lives for ourselves, we find life closes in on us and makes us miserable. If we learn to live self-less and outward focused lives, then life opens up and expands and we find great purpose and beauty. There are many things we can do with our lives; it is ultimately whether we start with a position of self or others. We strive to be people who are constantly learning to live outward focused, self-less lives.
Life’s meaning is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ and loving others. Accumulating wealth, possessions, and experiences outside of a relationship with Jesus brings no meaning and is ultimately meaningless (Ecclesiastes 1:2). We want to be counter-cultural in our pursuit of meaning. We want to pursue Jesus first.
We cling to the hope that God is working out his plan for us and for the world. There are reasons for despair and hope in the world; you will find what you’re looking for. We want to look for, find, and cling to the hope that God is working in all things together for His glory. Our best days are not behind us. This hope in God is an anchor for our souls, firm and secure (Hebrews 6:19).
Church is not just a disconnected crowd of people who attend fun programs together. Our ideal is we experience the rich life God intends for us through connection with others. We serve together, challenge each other, give to one another, receive, forgive, teach, and encourage each other along the way.
We want to be real, honest, and genuine in all we do. We value more than slick productions and nice appearances; we want to encourage people to be authentic with God and each other. This value means we don’t hide our rough edges and struggles. We know that we all stumble every day in many ways, so we encourage each other to admit our mistakes and not try to hide or cover them up. Our sense of humor helps us to avoid taking ourselves and our mistakes seriously so that we can focus on God and His amazing grace. We want the genuine quality and integrity of our lives to honor Christ and make a difference in the world.
If you’re a middle school or senior high student, CHPC thinks you are awesome! We believe that you have the potential not only to survive through middle school and high school, but to thrive! We believe you are a vital part of the church now, and you are capable of being world changers. We also know you love to have fun and we do too! Check out our programs and how you can get involved. All are welcome!
We meet Sunday mornings at 10am in the Fellowship Hall to make breakfast together and learn from God’s word.
Once a month on a Friday, we get together for some fun! This is a great opportunity to invite your friends, neighbors, teammates who don’t attend church to join us for a good time.
Sunday night is our youth group gathering for Senior High students. We gather from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Fellowship Hall where we have dinner, play games, hear a message from God’s word, and connect with one another. We laugh, play, worship, and learn what it means to follow Jesus. We know you are living in the real world, facing all kinds of struggles and temptations, so we will dig into Scripture to learn God’s truth for our lives. Each Sunday night ends with small groups to discuss how God’s truth can be applied to our lives and to share our struggles and joys with one another. Sunday Night is a great way to kick off the week!
Bagel me Wednesday
Every Wednesday at 7am, meet us at Bagel Me on Santa Ana Canyon Rd for free bagels and encouragement from God’s word.
Occasionally, we have special events and activities going on, whether a service project, a retreat, a barbecue, or anything else we can cook up. Keep your eyes and ears open for details as they become available.