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We’re a resort village church, relaxed and warm. Dress up, dress down, come as you are. We are located at 975 C Avenue, Coronado, California. Resident or tourist, you’ll be among friends who desire to know Christ and make Christ known.

 

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   Blended Style - 10:30am

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    Youth Ministries

    Middle School Grades 6–8 & High School Grades 9–12

    Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church youth ministries lead middle school and high school students to leave lasting good impressions upon the world while following a trail blazed by Christ. Youth ministries plans all activities to support each step of the way as students walk their journeys of faith, referring to the Bible, always seeking the face of and growing closer to God and strengthening their relationships to their peers.

    About Our Youth Pastor, John Joseph

    Although raised in Southern California, John Joseph was born in Cairo, Egypt and now enjoys the ability to speak Arabic fluently. John majored in philosophy and theology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and earned his baccalaureate degree in 2002. He served as the Interim Director of Youth Ministries at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in 2003 until he began studies toward his Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary. In 2006, our Pastor David united John and his wife, Kimberlee, in marriage on the church campus. And in January 2009, John returned to the campus, this time to fill a permanent position as Director of Youth Ministries. 

    Read Pastor John's Blog»

    About Our Youth Ministries Assistant, Michaela Steiner

    Michaela is a recent graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in Global Studies and minor in Journalism. She has been attending Graham for almost 12 years, serving in church ministries such as AWANA and VBS, the 10:30 worship team, and the Youth Ministry Summer Internship Program back in 2016. Basically, we just can’t seem to get rid of her! Michaela is passionate about building relationships and is greatly looking forward to being back on our Youth Ministry team for that very reason. She describes herself as being stuck in middle school and loves goofing off and engaging in fellowship with everyone she encounters. She hopes that one day her passions for people and writing will allow her to tell the stories of those whose voice are less often heard.

     

    Big-5 . (Middle School Students)

    The Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church youth ministry mission is to share the good news of Jesus and to teach Coronado youth to follow Christ and share Christian faith with others. Vibrant and growing, our Big-5 youth group offers middle school students an ever-evolving event schedule that keeps pace with the quick-change interests of its members.

    Big-5 also offers leadership opportunities to qualified high school juniors and seniors. These junior staff positions require an application and training to prepare the leaders for helping to share the love of Christ with members of Big-5.

    Schedule: Tuesday . 5:00pm – 6:45pm . September – May.
    Tuesday . 5:30pm – 6:45pm . June – August.
    Location: Center for Christian Education, Youth Room. 949 C Avenue, Coronado.
    Invitation: Open to youth in the community in middle school grades 6–8, ages 11–14.
    Activities: Fellowship, prayer, and entry-level biblical study.
    Group Size: Averages around 20.
    Refreshments: September – May is dinner in Parish Hall.
    June – August is a snack.
    Cost: No admittance fee!
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103.
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.

     

    Crosswalk . (High School Students)

    "Then he said to them all: 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'"  Luke 9:23 (NIV)

    Attempting to follow the words of Luke, Crosswalk harnesses the high energy level of high school students to power growing relationships with Jesus Christ in safe and friendly environments where students feel free to connect with their friends, influence their peers positively, serve the community, and experience the reward of personal ministry.

    Schedule: Tuesday (7:00pm – 8:30pm . January - December).
    Location: Center for Christian Education, Youth Room. 949 C Avenue, Coronado.
    Invitation: Open to youth in the community in high school grades 9–12, ages 14–18.
    Activities: Fellowship, prayer, and entry-level biblical study.
    Group Size: Averages around 30.
    Refreshments: Snack consists of fruit, veggies and/or desserts.
    Cost: No admittance fee!
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103.
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.

    Sunday School . (Middle & High School Students)

    A comfortable environment that our students themselves help to arrange, Sunday AM offers both middle school and high school students a collective co-ed opportunity to hang out, build friendships, support one another, worship their own way with their own music, and grow stronger in their faith. Attitude and dress casual.

    At 10:00am, students often visit Coffee Connection to pick up a light snack before attending the 10:30am blended worship service in the sanctuary with adult family members.

    Schedule: Sunday (9:00am – 10am . January - December).
    Location: Center for Christian Education, Youth Room. 949 C Avenue, Coronado.
    Invitation: Open to students in the community grades 6–12, ages 11–18.
    Purpose: Fellowship, age appropriate Bible study, prayer, and praise music.
    Group Size: Big-5 average 15 . Crosswalk average 25 
    Format: Adult volunteer interactive lesson with age specific goals and objectives.
    Cost: Free will offering supports our sponsored Compassion International child.
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103.
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.

    T.R.A.S.H. — Teens Relaxing At Someone's House (High School Students)

    Members of Crosswalk, our high school youth group, invented T.R.A.S.H. in September 2009 in order to bring students together for thanksgiving and community prayer in the comfort of home settings. Church families volunteer to share responsibility for hosting T.R.A.S.H. get-togethers scheduled the second Tuesday of each month, providing a fresh collective experience among students and hosts at every meeting.

    Schedule: Second Tuesday of the month (7:00pm - 8:30pm . September - May).
    Location: Host residences in Coronado
    Invitation: Open to youth in the community in High School grades 9–12, ages 14–18.
    Activities: Varies depending upon the host.
    Group Size: Averages around 30
    Refreshments: Fresh fruit, veggies and deserts.
    Cost: No admittance fee!
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103. 
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.

    Beach Day . (Middle School & High School Students)

    What better way to enjoy the summer than at the beach with friends? Join us on Thursdays for some food, fun, and sun! We meet behind the Parish Hall at 12pm for a BBQ lunch and then head over to Central Beach together at 1pm. You can find us under an umbrella, listening to music, or running around in the sand playing games. Sometimes we even go for a swim with John Joseph himself out to the buoy. And if lunch wasn't enough, we also have snacks to share! 

    Schedule: Thursdays from 12-3pm (schedule subject to change).
    Location: Central Beach (but we meet behind the Parish Hall first for a BBQ).
    Invitation: Open to youth in the community in Middle & High School, grades 6–12.
    Activities: Spikeball, frisbee, football, swimming, snacks, & soaking up the sun!
    Group Size: Averages around 15-20
    Refreshments: BBQ for lunch, snacks, and water.
    Cost: No admittance fee!
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103. 
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.

    Forest Home (Winter & Summer Camp)

    Forest Home Ministries is a staple for students at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Forest Home is retreat site for students to experience revolutionary Christ-centered program in which they hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, explore the Word of God, pursue God’s call for their life, engage in Christ-centered relationships, and connect with God through His creation.

    Jesus often withdrew from the crowds limiting the distractions to hear the Father speak. Every year, students return from both Winter or Summer camp having heard God speak Truth into their lives.  Each year, we fill all our spaces.  So we highly encourage you to act fast as space is limited.

    Schedule: Middle School Summer Camp . June 16 - 21, 2019.
    High School Summer Camp . July 28 - August 2, 2019.
    Location: Forest Home Conference Center . 40000 Valley of the Falls 
    Forest Falls, CA 92339.
    Middle School: Open to students in the community grades 6-8, ages 11-14.
    High School: Open to students in the community grades 9-12, ages 14-18.
    Purpose: Help students draw closer to Jesus Christ.
    Activities: Challenge course, Crafts, Mini golf, The Den and much more.
    Refreshments: All meals included.
    Group Size: Averages 20-30.
    Cost: Middle School: $100 deposit due April 28. $550 Total cost due May 19. 
    High School: $100 deposit due May 26. $550 Total cost due June 23.
    Required: Middle School Online Registration»
    High School Online Registration» 
    Packing List:
    Big-5 Packing List»
    Crosswalk Packing List»
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103.
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.
    MS Summer Camp Forest Home '19
    HS Summer Camp Forest Home '19

    Mission Trip . (High School Students)

    For the past several years our high schoolers have taken a week out of their summer break to spread the love of Christ to communities in need. We have partnered with Youth Works in the past to minister to the Navajo community in northeastern Arizona, and this year we have decided to partner with them again.

    Youth Works has a great program which incorporates Bible study, worship, and intentional fellowship with service. Half of the week will be spent at a kids club, where students will assist in running a VBS style program, and the other half of the week will consist of work projects, such as painting or yard work.

    Schedule: July 14 - 19, 2019.
    Location: Fort Defiance, Arizona.
    Invitation: Open to youth in the community grades 9–12, ages 14–18.
    Purpose: Serve a community in need and explore life on the mission field while growing in Christ.
    Cost: $50 deposit due May 14. Total cost is $150 due on July 12th
    Refreshments: All meals included.
    Group Size: 8 students & adult leaders.
    Required: Permission Slip»
    Packing List:
    Packing List»
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103.
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.
    Mission Trip 2019

     

    Confirmation Classes . (Middle School & High School Students)

    Confirmation is an opportunity for students to discover and come to terms with their own commitment of faith and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Classes navigate the contours of the Reformed Protestant tradition, following the adopted creeds as a guide to help students to:

       • clarify what they have learned and experienced about faith.
       • reinforce understanding of creation, redemption, salvation, sanctification, and sin.
       • develop the metanarrative of God’s Word.

    Schedule: Fall/Spring 2018
    Location: Center for Christian Education, Youth Room, 949 C Avenue, Coronado.
    Invitation: Open to youth in the community grades 6–12, ages 11–18.
    Purpose: Clarify commitment to faith, reinforce understanding of essential Christian terms & develop the metanarrative of God's Word.
    Cost: No admission fee!
    Contact: Email Pastor John»  . 619.435.6860 x103.
    Email Michaela Steiner»  . 619.435.6860 x105.

    Continuing Education Scholarship 2019

    Did you know more than 30% of college freshman do not return to school for their sophomore year? There are many contributing factors to why that percentage is so high. One of those factors is the rising cost of higher education -- plain and simple. If you are currently working on an undergraduate degree, or attending community college or a trade school, we invite you to apply for the 2019 Continuing Education Scholarship.

    This scholarship has a wonderful and rich history. It was first started by our Women's Coordinating Committee who managed the Thrift Cottage. The committee was made up of church members who wanted to see students from our worshipping community continue in college or a trade school. Over the past 12 years, the Women's Coordinating Team has blessed and encouraged more than 60 students. We look forward to carrying on this tradition to bless and encourage many more students in the years to come.

    Online Scholarship Application Apply Now»