High School

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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. 

Just for High School
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Something for Parents - September 28th

TGIF Everyone!

What: High School Sunday School Class
Where: Fireside Room, WPC, Tiburon, CA
When: Sundays, 10:00am (sharp – do not go to the 10:00am worship service)
Who: All high schoolers, WPC and non-WPC alike
Why: To help our high schoolers see how science and faith compliment one another and are not in conflict.

Parents – If you would like to sit in on a Sunday we’d love to see you. There are still plenty of Sundays for you to RSVP for (students do not need a RSVP) if you would like to have something to talk about with your kids.

Something for Youth

 We already are hearing that some of our youth need community service hours. In the meantime, we’ve had students miss serving together as we did much of the summer. In the crazy rush of the fall school season it would be amazing to learn meditation from those who practice it regularly at this working Buddhist monastery and then to be one with the earth by helping us glean some healthy produce for those less fortunate. We’re hoping to see your teens as we meditate together, and serve together, with other faith groups in Marin. And you’ll get 2 hours of community service.

What: Interfaith Gleaning at Green Gulch
Where: Green Gulch Farm, 1601 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965
When: Sunday, 10/7 @ 1:30pm – 4:00pm;  Carpool departs WPC at 1:00pm
Who: All 6th – 12th grade students (this is a Confirmation requirement)
*** Please Bring***: long pants, closed-foot shoes, work gloves, sunscreen, water

Upcoming High School Confirmation Class - Sundays, Sept. 9 - Nov. 18

High school youth who have not yet been confirmed are invited to participate in this class, facilitated by Bethany and Jeff. We will meet after worship each week for discussion, service, and more. RSVP to Bethany at: .


High School Mission Trip 2017  (2018 photos coming!)

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!


 Fall program details are coming....check back, please.





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


Serving Others - High School

Service Projects

Several times throughout the school year, we participate as a group in community service projects. 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 .

Forms:  High School Mission Trip - Medical Release Form