Creating a safe space for students to find their home in God.
Meet our new HSM Pastor: Josh Suaverdez!
Josh grew up in Southern California and graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies and a minor in Communication Studies. He began as a Pastoral Intern at Rose Drive the fall of 2018 and then stepped into High School Ministry leadership in March 2019. Since June, Josh has been our High School Summer Coordinator, leading a great summer experience for our HSM students. God has given Josh a deep desire for students and people of all kinds to know that they are loved and prized in the eyes of Christ.
Some of Josh’s interests include the hardcore/punk music scene, baseball, basketball, hockey, watching Formula 1 Racing, and football. He is so excited to continue to do life with HSM students as their High School Pastor and is looking forward to the opportunities to love, support, and equip them as they continue to grow personally and in Christ.
HSM & JHM Parents: Come and meet Josh Suaverdez, our new HSM Pastor, and Grant Herbold, our new JHM Pastor, at a Student Ministries Family Meeting on Sunday, September 22, from 9-10AM in the HSM Room (E001). During this time, you and your students will hear from Josh and Grant about who they are, their visions for HSM and JHM, our plans for the fall, and how you as parents can get involved.
What do students experience?
High School Sunday Connect
Sundays | 9:00-10:15AM | High School Room
Start your Sundays with us as we eat breakfast, encourage one another in our relationship with God, and spend time in small groups together. Then join us as we worship with our church family at 10:30 in the sanctuary!
High School Wednesday Nights
Wednesdays | 7-8:30PM | High School Room
Summer nights in HSM means crazy fun, deep connections, relevant teaching, worship, and so much more! These are Wednesdays you won’t want to miss!
STUDENT MINISTRIES FAMILY MEETING
Sunday, September 22 | 9-10 AM | HSM Room
Student Ministries Parents: We want to invite you to come and meet Josh Suaverdez, our new HSM Pastor, and Grant Herbold, our new JHM Pastor! During this time, you and your students will hear from Josh and Grant about who they are, their visions for HSM and JHM, our plans for the fall, and how you as parents can get involved.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AFTER PARTY
Friday, September 27 | 10:30 PM-12 AM | Free | HSM Room
Go to your school’s Football game and come to HSM afterwards for a fun after party. Enjoy food, music, and fun to cap off the night.
JESUS USE ME YOUTH NIGHT
Wednesday, October 9 | 6-9 PM | Free | ** Meet at Friends Church Yorba Linda **
Join us and other Junior High and High School ministries as we enjoy a one-night event to worship and embrace the call to be Jesus’ hands and feet wherever we are. This is a free event put on by the Jesus Use Movement. There will be musical worship, a skateboarding demo, fun activities, and food trucks (bring cash)! Stoked to see you there!
The 1st ANNUAL HSM PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Wednesday, October 23 | 7-8:30 PM | Cost: $10 | HSM Room
Come one! Come all! Come carve a pumpkin! Embrace the fall season and get your hands messy and engage your creativity with our 1st Annual HSM Pumpkin Carving Contest. With multiple prizes and categories to win, you are sure to take home a prize!
CREEPY SPOOKY HEEBY JEEBY HALLOWEEN PARTY
Friday, November 1 | 9 PM-12 AM | Free | HSM Room
Do not let the date fool you. 11/1 may be the Friday right after Halloween, but that should not stop us from having a monster mash of a time! There will be ghoulish activities, freaky finger foods, and a cauldron full of candy, a costume contest, and a monster mash dance party! Bring all your friends to this free event. Don’t forget to dress-up!
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING FEAST
Sunday, November 10 | 4-6 PM | Free | HSM Room
Thanksgiving is in the air and our HSM family wants to celebrate that! Come and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on Sunday evening and watch a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Take in the autumn ambience and relax with a heaping plate of food and a cup of warm cider as we enjoy fellowshipping together.
ROLL A TURKEY BOWLING NIGHT
Wednesday, November 20 | 7-8:30 PM | Cost: $10 | Location: TBD
We’re not talking football here! We’re talking bowling! Enjoy a night of fun and friends as we bowl the night away!
HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES TRIP
Monday, November 25 | 9 AM-4 PM | Cost: $5 | Meet at RDF parking lot
HSM is taking a trip to for a guided tour if Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. Experience the ministry of what Father Greg Boyle has been doing since 1992. Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community by way of providing jobs in the food and merchandise world as well as providing services such as gang tattoo removal, workforce development, education, and other helpful resources for people coming out of gang life looking to reintegrate back into society.
WINTER WONDERLAND CAR RALLY
Wednesday, December 4 | 7-8:30 PM | Cost: $5 | HSM Room
That’s right! Another chance to get your name on the coveted Car Rally Trophy. This time, it’s winter style!
UGLY CHRISTMAS OUTFIT CHRISTMAS PARTY
Wednesday, December 18 | 7-8:30 PM | Free | HSM Room
Christmas time is here!!!!! This year we’re doing something different. We’re upping the ante by taking the ugly Christmas sweater and raising it to an ugly Christmas outfit! Be creative! Make it your own! 1st-3rd place prizes will be rewarded! And of course there will be yummy snacks, fun games, and so much more!
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Josh Suaverdez, High School Pastor
Student Ministry Team:
Craig Davis, Pastor
Mandi Pettikas, Pastor