High School Group 2017-06-28T18:44:38+00:00

Our group of high school students and leaders aim to represent Christ through our lives, our community, and our love for the people around us. We focus on time spent sharing life together, opportunities to worship together, and events to build intentional friendships with those who do not know Jesus. Our goal is to learn to love God, love each other, and love our neighbor.

We are a community of High Schoolers dedicated to helping broken people bring other broken people to Jesus.

Community.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42)

Our group consists of students from multiple high schools in South County. Because of this, we make intentional time to support, encourage, and hang out with one another. Our community nights consist of conversations over food, discussions on Scripture, fun activities, and worship together.

Outreach.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Branches is partnered with YoungLife, a local youth outreach ministry that focuses on bringing the truth of Jesus Christ to adolescents who are the “farthest out” from the Church. We begin by understanding the importance of a community of believers that strive after the same common goal of The One Thing of faith in Jesus Christ. With this partnership, our high schoolers are encouraged to attend YoungLife events in order to have relationships with students who would not feel comfortable walking in to a traditional church setting.

Service.

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)

We want to be known as a group that sacrifices for one another, serves our local area, and loves our neighbors so that God’s name will be known. Several Mondays throughout the month HS students are able to serve and lead the Jr. High Youth Group in discussions and be mentors for them. Our group schedules service opportunities together regularly in our local community and also plans on engaging in service opportunities abroad with our international friends as a part of Branches Church.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis