We have four gatherings for students in junior high and high school.
Middle School Gatherings
We snack, hang out, play games, worship, hear a short message and then break into life groups by grade and gender to dive deeper into the message we just heard. The coolest part about MS Gatherings?! We have High School leaders in every life group! This allows our MS students to build relationships with their peers that we know are making a positive influence on student lives.
High School Gatherings
Every Other Sunday 6:30-8:30pm
We snack, hang out, play games, worship and dive into the Scripture through a message. We choose to do this every other week ignorer to meet HS students where they’re at, in the midst of a busy schedule, while still giving them a place to worship.
The weeks we’re not meeting for HS Gathering are the weeks we meet in separate life groups based off of grade and gender. Life Groups are one of our favorite parts of HS Student Ministry because it creates a space for students to build relationships with their leaders and peers in a smaller setting which allows them to break down walls and open up to a community.
ALL Student Gatherings
Sundays during 10:45 am service
Middle and High school students combine every Sunday for worship, games and a message. We’ve worked to create a space for the whole family on Sundays with adult church, kids ministry and a special service just for your students!
Monday - Thursday between 10am-5pm
Students are invited to come hang out, work on homework and just be in our Student Center anytime during the week. Our student center is designed like a coffee shop in order to allow students to feel welcome and use the space more than just for services. Research has shown that students spend a majority of their time in two spaces; home and school. We’ve called this THIRD SPACE because our heart and mission is to create a third space where students feel loved and like they belong (even when just doing homework or hanging out playing the switch).
We have midweek gatherings on Tuesdays at 7pm at the Newbreak Scripps Ranch Campus. We hang out, play games, worship, listen to a message and then disperse into our life groups, divided by age and gender.
Vibe Night is a great event throughout the warmer months where we join up with students from our Scripps Ranch and Ocean Beach campuses. We head down to La Jolla Shores from 7-9:00pm for free food, drinks, games and a bonfire.
We separate Middle School and High School students on Tuesdays after the main service to meet in their Middle School Boys, Middle School Girls, High School Girls or High School Boys Life Groups.
We also have a special group over the summer called RISING that is only for incoming 6th graders. We have cookouts and sundae socials and special opportunities for these students to get to know their leaders and some of the students they'll be seeing when they join the student ministries for the first time.
My name is Ashley Henson and I'm the Student Pastor here at Newbreak Scripps Ranch. My desire is that every student and leader knows another person in their life cares about them and wants to know them. Building relationships is so important. When I can connect with students, I can invest in them and show them who Jesus is. And relationships are key to helping all of us build a foundation in Christ that will never be forgotten, no matter where we are in life.
Outside of our usual student ministries activities on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings, we have Invite Nights, Vibe Nights down at the beach, special activities through the summer for middle school and high school students separately, an amazing Summer Camp, and opportunities throughout the year to attend events with students at our other Newbreak campuses.
We're all about serving in our church or in the community! Our students serve in kids ministry, play instruments or sing with worship teams, learn to operate all the multi-media for weekend services, and are always great for welcoming guests while serving with our hospitality teams. Additionally, students go on mission trips like our Mexico House Builds and do outreaches that serve the local community together with their life groups.
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