Our ministries are a practical and lived expression of our values and mission.
Our goal is to partner with parents to nurture faith in our kids, to share the truth of God’s love, and to celebrate God’s active presence in our world. We are excited to see how our kids are growing in their faith each week!
The centerpiece of our ministry takes place Sunday mornings at 10:30am, when children begin with worship alongside their parents before exploring God’s Word in small age groupings led by our caring staff.
This ministry is complimented by a variety of special events, including a Bible memory program and an annual Family Camp Out.
Students are a vital part of our church. Together we walk with Jesus, becoming his followers and family along the way. Our mission is to create an experience where students are known, grown and launched into our world as passionate followers of Jesus. Our strategy is to cultivate peer and mentoring relationships that integrates faith into every aspect of our students’ lives. We meet on a bi-monthly basis— first in a large group setting that is fun and engaging for 9-12th graders, and second in small groups based on their gender and stage of education (Middle School and High School).
The Word of God is living and active. In our Growth Groups, we gather with a small group of people who are committed to exploring the Bible without pretense. No one is an expert. We all come with honest questions as we seek God together. When we dig into the stories of Scripture, we discover that God continues to speak to us and spur is toward growth toward God and toward one another. There are a variety of Growth Groups which meet at different intervals - some as often as once a week and others meet once or twice a month.
Fellowships and Formation Groups
Our monthly and bi-monthly Small Communities are places for friendship, fun, and discovering gospel life more fully together. These are great entry points for connection, fellowship, and often include a shared meal in homes throughout the San Gabriel Valley. We also gather as as a whole congregation on the second Tuesday of each month for a Community Dinner Potluck in the church courtyard.
On Sunday mornings, adults are welcome to attend a Bible Study or Spiritual Formation Seasonal Elective. Our Women’s and Men’s Book Groups meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books. We also regularly host the ALPHA course,an introduction to the basics of the Christian faith; as well as ALPHA marriage and parenting courses. In addition, we periodically offer “A Day Apart,” which is a Saturday morning contemplative time off campus for all to be refreshed and renewed spiritually.
We are excited to see and be a part of the work that God is already doing to bring his goodness, mercy, and justice to our own neighborhood. We seek to build good, lasting friendships with our neighbors, while sharing the same goals, hopes, fears, and joys of life in Pasadena.
Our ministry team gathers monthly to listen, pray and plan. We mentor youth through weekly Young Life meetings at Pasadena High School. We help grade school children with homework or Bible Club at CAN-DO Kids Club, our afterschool tutoring program. We offer a one-week back-to-school daycamp each year, called Jump Start. We are also active in addressing effects and causes of homelessness in Pasadena through programs like our Bad Weather Shelter.
cross cultural ministry
We have an active and thriving partnership with various cross-cultural ministries locally and around the world. It is our desire that the love of God is shared with everyone, across racial, cultural, and economic lines. We directly support cross-cultural workers in more than 10 countries on 5 continents in such diverse work as church planting, farming, small business development, language instruction, and marriage and family support. Through these partnerships, as well as through occasional short term projects, our church community participates in God’s global mission.