Junior High Group 2017-06-30T08:40:14+00:00

Our Jr. High ministry is dedicated to raising up youth in Christ. Our goal is for our youth to move onto the next stage in their life knowing that God does not care about their age; that they are His and they can move mountains through Him who loves them. We desire that each of our students grow in their ability to love God, love each other, and to love their neighbor.

We are a community of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders dedicated to helping broken people bring other broken people to Jesus.

“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love and in purity.”  (1 Timothy 4:12)



Our group of 6th-8th graders are from all over South County. Each Sunday Junior Highers meet at 8:30 by the donuts outside. Here students are given the opportunity to dig deeper and find out who God is to them and to discover their love for Him through this time of scripture reading, discussion, and prayer. We believe that worship is more than just a song. It is a lifelong discipline that involves dedicating everything you do and say to what Jesus has asked and commanded.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” (James 4:8)


JH Youth Group meets every Monday night from 7:00-8:30 for intentional fellowship, worship, and prayer together. YG is a safe place for kids to have a ton of fun while meeting together in small groups to discuss biblical truths. We have a dedicated team of leaders that guide our discussion and worship through relevant topics to help get a better understanding of what it looks like to be dedicated to the One Thing of faith in Jesus Christ.

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Branches JH is partnered with several local and global outreach teams and organizations (see here) that are committed to making disciples of all nations by equipping them to reach the least, last, and lost. We focus on continuing relationships with La Roca Ministries (click here), our sister church La Red in El Salvador (here), Christian Surfers, and other local organizations within the San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, and San Clemente community. This is how we equip our middle-schoolers to be the hands and feet of God so that they can learn to love their neighbors.

“I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for US?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  (Isaiah 6:8)

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