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Youth

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We're all about helping youth discover their sense of identity, purpose, and belonging. Our goal is to help youth process faith in Jesus and explore all the amazing things God has in store. We meet regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays and we connect through life groups, service opportunities, events, mentoring, and connecting with the larger church. We understand the importance of partnering with parents, and we are here to provide help and hope as we come alongside each parent. Looking for more information? Click below to connect with us.

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Middle School

The middle school years can be a little crazy—and guess what? We’re a bit crazy too! But amidst the madness, we’re here to help each student discover hope, purpose, and a deep connection with Jesus. Our team of leaders understands the unique challenges parents face during this wild and transformative time of life. So, join us in this adventure as we navigate the craziness together and uncover the incredible hope and Joy found in Jesus! We meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.

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High School

You can expect a community where youth are encouraged to grow in their faith, have have the opportunity to connect with their peers, and explore important topics, ask questions, and share their experiences. Our dedicated team of leaders and mentors will provide a safe and supportive environment, guiding students as they navigate the unique challenges of high school years and discover identity and purpose in Christ. Join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.

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Youth Center

Our Youth Center and Corner Cafe are places for students to come hang out and be known. We’re open at lunch for students. We have all sorts of fun activities like air hockey, basketball, foosball, pool, board games and video games, and of course – coffee, smoothies, and snacks. Don’t forget to join us every Thursday for a BBQ during Newport Harbor’s lunch hour! $5 gets you a burger, chips, and a drink.

Confirmation

What is Confirmation?   

Confirmation is an in-home program to be done with the student and their parent/s. This is our take on an age-old tradition that the church has that is meant to be the second half of infant or child baptism. The goal is that the student will learn more about the “what,” “why,” and “how” of their faith.  If your child has not yet been baptized, this process will serve as an opportunity for them to explore their Christian faith more and once completed, they will have the opportunity to be baptized during Confirmation Sunday service. Our goal once they finish is that each student will be equipped to take ownership over their faith and begin the lifelong journey of following Jesus. The process takes place over two years.   

How do we engage in the curriculum?   

At St. Andrew’s, we have chosen to modify traditional practices for Confirmation and put these conversation and faith lessons in your home. We have created videos that are found through QR codes in each chapter of the confirmation workbooks. We believe that faith conversations should be happening in the home and that we, as youth staff, should act as support and encouragement to what you are already teaching at home. Through this Confirmation process, we encourage you to pause the videos to talk through concepts, explain more where you feel necessary, ask your child questions that feel helpful, and lead the conversation as you go through the process with them. The more you as the parent engage, the more impactful it can be for your child as they get to see how important your faith is to you.  

What should I Expect?   

Once you register for Confirmation, you can pick up your materials from the Youth Center Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, or Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. if you email (chaseu@sapres.org) in advance to set up an appointment. Over the next few weeks or months you will create the schedule with your student to go through each lesson. Please make sure to leave time to pray beforehand, listen to the videos, and work through the response questions. Be sure to be fully present so that you can answer any questions or provide more insight where you think your student might need it.   

It is your responsibility to ensure that your student finishes their workbook before the May 17 retreat date. This is where students and parents will come to serve together, learn, and grow in community with fellow conformation members and volunteers. This will prepare them for Confirmation Sunday or to ensure that they are ready to start again next year with Confirmation II.     

Retreat Details  

On May 17, students and parents will serve together in the morning as a part of our church and city-wide initiative, “Love Newport Beach.” After, all students and parents will eat lunch together in the Youth Center. After lunch, parents will go to the Parent Seminar, taught by Scott Cody, while the students will break off into breakout sessions by age/Confirmation level.   

After the Parent Seminar, the parents are free to leave. The students will remain for a few more hours learning and talking through content, discussing what they learned throughout the program, and displaying competency in the coursework they have completed.   
 
During the retreat, students will have the opportunity to deepen their connection with our church by opting to become a covenant partner, effectively becoming a member of our church family.  
 
Confirmation Sunday 

On June 4, there will be a confirmation ceremony. This ceremony celebrates the dedication and growth of those who have completed the confirmation process, and we look forward to honoring their commitment. 
 
For those who chose to become members during the retreat, a special ceremony will be held during the Sunday service to formally welcome them as members of our church community. 
 
Additionally, if any of our students have not yet received the sacrament of baptism, we warmly invite them to consider this day as an opportunity to do so, embracing a foundational step in their faith journey.

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Volunteer with Us

We love our volunteer team–our ministry wouldn’t be possible without them and their hard work. If you love kids, youth, or anything family related, we’d love to have you join the team. We need all sorts of people and interests, so if you’re interested, please email us to get started, or come find us on Sunday or Wednesday.

Parent Resources

We have a variety of parenting resources available, from subscriptions to seminars, class recordings, readings, and more! Check out our resources below, and learn more about our baptism process and parent small groups.

RNM is our online platform designed to empower individuals and families with a diverse video library of helpful content. From enlightening parenting seminars to engaging small group series and profound Bible studies, RNM offers resources for personal growth and spiritual exploration for every age and stage. Click here to get access.

Looking to join a small group with fellow parents? We’d love to chat! Email family@sapres.org to get connected.

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