Welcome to Junior High Ministry
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 and Wednesday night Life Groups to events, camps, and trips – there are so many ways to get involved.
Let’s get started
Get to Know Friends JHM
We want to create a community of authentic Christ-Following Junior High Students! Find out more about our weekly gatherings including Sunday Services and Wednesday Night Life groups!
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!
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!
New Events Coming Soon!
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.
JHM Life Groups
Wed 7 – 9P | Friends Church
Roadhouse (September – May)
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.
Drop Off & Pick-Up Map
Kickoff in the Fall
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!
18 LIFE GROUP KICK-OFF | 7 – 9P | Roadhouse
9 JESUS USE ME | Youth Prayer & Worship Night | Worship center | 6 – 9P
30 NO LIFE GROUPS | Off for Family Fun Fest
31 FAMILY FUN FEST | Yorba Linda Campus | 6 – 9P
27 THANKSGIVING BREAK | Life Groups will resume on campus December 4
Meet Our Team
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 Associate 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 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
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.
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.
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.
Worship With Us
Sundays @ 11A
Wednesdays @ 7P
5091 Mountain View Ave, Yorba Linda, Ca 92886
– The Roadhouse (Building 4) –
6th – 8th Grade