This is church designed to help Jr. Highers, 6th – 8th grade, become authentic Christ-followers! Our staff and screened leaders create an environment for Jr. Highers to connect with each other and God through fun, singing and learning about Jesus in real and relevant ways. From our Sunday morning Gathering to our Wednesday night Life Groups to events, camps, and trips – there are so many ways to get involved.

Let’s Get Started

1. Monthly Newsletter
Our newsletter goes out on the last Thursday of every month! Our goal for this email is to keep you up to date on all things JHM, such as: camps, sign up dates, current sermon series, parent resources, and more!

Click this link to sign up for our Parent Newsletter!

2. Follow Us on Instagram
We encourage Students & Parents to follow us on instagram. This is where we post pictures from camps & events, promotion of what’s to come, and up to the last minute updates of what we’re doing!


Weekly Gatherings

Friends Church Jr High Weekend Service

Weekend Services

Sun 11A, The Roadhouse (Bldg 4)

JHM is the Junior High Ministry at Friends Church! Every weekend sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from all over North Orange County come to JHM to connect with other students, have fun, worship together and learn about Jesus in real and relevant ways.

Current Series
Friends Church Jr High Life Groups

JHM Life Groups

Wed 7 – 8:45P | Friends Church
Roadhouse (September – May)
Life Group Winter Kick Off : January 16, 2019

JHM Life Groups are where big church gets small. These are small group Bible studies designed to connect Jr. Highers, 6th – 8th grade, to God & each other based on the principles of Acts 2:42. Led by screened volunteer leaders, JHM Life Groups meet on the upper campus, based out of Building 4.

Life Group RegistrationDrop Off & Pick Up Map
Campus Bible Clubs


Various Times & Locations

Campus Bible Clubs occur during lunch, once a month, on three Jr. High campuses in our area. We hope to expand to even more schools in the upcoming year. Our staff partners with student leaders within our ministry on their school campuses to help share the good news of Christ. We provide pizza, a speaker and fun!

Times & More Information

Upcoming Events


April 15 – 19, 2019
San Francisco

Save the Date! We are heading back to San Francisco to join City Impact for a 5 day missions trip! Don’t waste your spring break sitting on a couch, come join us as we minister to the homeless through various serve projects! This is an incredible week full of hard work, team bonding, worship and memories you won’t want to miss! Registration and more information to come!

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Aug 4 – 9, 2019
Forest Home

Join Friends JHM as we head up into the mountains to Forest Home for an unreal week of ADVENTURE, COMMUNITY, and JESUS! We’ll have Sunday through Friday to explore the countless rec options such as the blob, zip line, sky trail, kayaks, olympic pool, water slides, and so many more. We absolutely cannot wait to have you with us as we dive into a week that will create memories that will last a lifetime!

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Upgrade Weekend

June 9, 2019

JUNE 9 is the date all students UPGRADE in Student Ministries. It is our goal that every student is excited to continue to be a part of student ministries. Transitions can be a challenge for some students, so we have lots of ways to help them learn, feel comfortable and get excited about moving up. Click below for important dates and more information!

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9 Co-Mission Fundraising Event

31 Co-Mission Training 1 | 1 – 4P | Roadhouse


7 Co-Mission Training 2 | 1 – 4P | Roadhouse

13/14 WORSHIP TOGETHER WEEKEND | Palm Sunday | Worship Center


20/21 WORSHIP TOGETHER WEEKEND | Easter Services | Worship Center




11/12 WORSHIP TOGETHER WEEKEND | Mother’s Day | Worship Center

18/19 NEXT GEN TAKE OVER WEEKEND | Worship Center




29-2 VBS


29-2 VBS

4 – 9 SUMMER CAMP | Forest Home

Meet Our Team


JHM Co-Director

Alison is a Biola graduate who majored in Communications because of her love for people and it is that love that led her into ministry with Jr. Highers! Alison was baptized in Jr. High and knows the impact a relationship with Christ can have during these formative years. Her prayer for these students is that they would know how deeply loved and chosen they are by the Lord. She has a heart for students to connect to one other in community and is deeply passionate about finding the right fit for every Jr. Higher in Life Groups! She is always happy to be a resource for parents and students, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to her! Some of Alison’s favorite things include Coffee, fresh flowers, laughter and the ocean.


JHM Co-Director

Blake is a graduate of Hope International University in Fullerton with a degree in Church Ministry. He’s a self proclaimed Yorba Linda Kid, and begrudgingly started attending Friends Church as a 7th Grader, at the strong request of his parents. Luckily (after several seasons of stubbornness), he fell in love with following Jesus and the Church. He’s now been involved with JHM since 2013, and is passionate about serving the Church by working with students and showing them how God intends for them to belong in His Kingdom! A few other things that get Blake stoked are the great outdoors, eccentric inside jokes, and pizza parties.


JHM Resident

Grant graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Communication, minoring in Biblical/Theological Studies. He feels called to communicate the Gospel effectively to ALL people, no matter their past, present, or future. His passions range from serving kids, loving homeless and forgotten people, and ministering through sports. His life was changed in college when he read the Bible for himself to know God better, love Him, and love others. You can typically find Grant spending time with the love of his life, Kristin, airsofting with his bros, ballin’ it up on the basketball court, and layin’ the smack down on the volleyball court.


JHM Field Worker

Allie is a native of Orange County and a Sophomore at Biola, majoring in Christian Ministries. She absolutely loves Junior Highers and has a passion for leading students to Christ! She’s been volunteering in various children’s ministries since she was in 6th grade, and is excited for this new season that God has brought her to here at Friends! Some things that Allie loves are reading, singing, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Resources for Parents

Spiritual Growth
Check out these spiritual formation resources that can help build your relationship with your student and their relationship with Jesus.
Think Orange

Transition Tips for Success
In the many years we have worked with youth at Friends Church, we have observed some things parents can do to help their student successfully transition into Student Ministries.
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Do you love Jesus and working with Jr. Highers? Then we need you! We are always on the lookout for people who are willing to serve our students as Gathering (Sunday Morning), Group Life (Wednesday Night) leaders. If you don’t have a lot of time, consider being a part of our Resource Team.
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Worship Together Weekends
Worship Together means that children (3rd – 5th grades) and students (6th-12th grades) get the opportunity to join their parents in the Worship Center rather than have their own programming.
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Worship With Us

Sundays @ 11A
Wednesdays @ 7P

5091 Mountain View Ave, Yorba Linda, Ca 92886
– The Roadhouse (Building 4) –

6th – 8th Grade

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