High School

Philosophy of Ministry
These are the best days of your life! Well they're supposed to be at least. High school teens have deep friendships, are enjoying new freedoms with growing up, and thinking about what their future holds. Unfortunately high school can also be a time of deep anxiety over self-esteem, preparation for college or other paths of growth and self discovery. 


 **2018 Winter Quarter Youth Activities **

Winter Quarter 2018 Youth Activities

Just for High School

High School Snow Trip - February 23 - 25, 2018

After much needed debate about what would best serve our youth during the school year, the thought of a snow trip came to the top of the list. Thanks to the generosity of a couple WPC families we have two houses to crash in. In addition to the slopes there will also be large group gatherings, games, icebreakers, and group discussion.

We’re hoping not just for growth in friendships but also to take advantage of an opportunity to spur on a spiritual emphasis as we finish the school year. Our focus for our group time will be how we talk about our Christian faith. Oftentimes we describe it terms of what we’re not. While important as that is,

All high schoolers are welcome to join us during winter break for fun in the snow at Northstar, CA. What better way to establish long-term friendships with leaders and peers than a weekend in the snow? Cost is $100 + lift tickets (if necessary). If interested, please contact Jeff Shankle at:

2018 High School Snow Trip Signup


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Coming in June  2018 - High School Mission Trip 

Coming in June 2018, is our high school mission trip for 9th through 12th graders.Throughout the year, high schoolers will be planning and participating in fundraising activities for this annual trip. For more information, please contact Jeff Shankle at: 

High School Mission Trip 2017 

Check out our video of our 2017 trip to San Diego.


Parent's Corner - High School

Parents are the biggest influences in a child's life and the teen years can create a shock to the relationship. It seems like just yesterday you were the biggest hero in their life and now suddenly you don't know anything. If it takes a village then we want to walk this road beside you offering time-sensitive programs that not only enhance your relationship with your teen, but also provide a resource for you in raising a child in the ways of Jesus.  We always appreciate your feedback and want to collaborate with you in the joys of parenthood!
**NEW** Beginning September 10, 2017. Our high schoolers need time together to grow in spiritual maturity in a way that makes sense for the...not for adults or children...but as high schoolers. So, for the first time in a while, we'll have an actual high school Sunday School class. We will meet for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring. Our classes will meet in the Library from 10:00am - 11:00. (NOTE: Do not go to the worship service. We start at 10:00am prompt.)


For the next 10 weeks we'll be thinking, discussing, and experimenting with various techniques to help your high schoolers gain some necessary tools for discerning God's will for their life. One major aspect of being a teenager and high schooler is what happens when it's over. College, relationships, work - there are so many major decisions to be made in the coming years. Discernment is a spiritual practice that goes back centuries, yet it's something many of us are not mindful of. We believe God is wherever our young people end up going. But we also believe the Holy Spirit can lead us in certain ways.  We invite all high school teens to join us as we explore the ways we are led.


We are very lucky to have 6 friends coming to help us with this project. They come from a variety of backgrounds. Understanding that you might not be able to make it to everyone here's a week by week listing so you can plan for the ones that are most appealing to you.



Council of Dads

All dads are invited to share in the monthly meeting of the Council of Dads. Come, share a meal and discussion topic with other dads. Check-out our Events/Calendar for our next gathering.

13 Reasons Why > You Matter 

By now we’re sure you’ve all heard about the Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why” and it's already got you thinking, talking, and possibly worrying about your teens and their friends. While many parts of the series were extreme worst-case scenarios of teen culture it nevertheless has created an incredible opportunity to have frank and thoughtful conversations with teens about depression, cutting, suicide and more. After chatting with many area parents about the show we knew we had to do something to not only give you hope and uplift your souls as parents but also give you some really practical information about how to talk about these things with your kids. Also, you’re probably noticing that your kids might not be so apt to discuss the show or its topics with you… they’re frankly tired of hearing about. But, we all know as adults that these are important topics that should be discussed. If you feel like you or someone you know needs to talk,  please contact us anytime. That’s what we’re here for.





Youth News - High School


**NEW** WPC High School Snow Trip February 23 - 25, 2018
Serving Others - High School

Service Projects

Several times throughout the school year, we participate as a group in community service projects. This spring we hosted a Parents Night Out and spent a Saturday working together finishing one of the Habitat for Humanity homes in Marin. Working together in service to others is one of the most surefire ways to help spur those kinds of deeper fellowship we all long for and so badly we need. Check back frequently for upcoming Service Projects or contact Jeff at .

Upcoming Summer Mission Trip - TBD 

Coming in June 2018, this trip is for 9th through 12th graders. For more information, please contact Jeff Shankle.

Forms:  High School Mission Trip - Medical Release Form

2016 High School Mission Trip to Ghost Ranch New Mexico

Bell Tower




Water break!


Hiking in the desert