OC Teens – Teen Camp 2018 Recap

Each summer our Orange County Teen Ministry, along with other high school students from Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, Fresno and Hawaii, travel to Murrieta for what we call “Teen Camp!”  The theme of this year’s camp was “KING.”  Each night the entire camp came together for a time of worship and learning from the Word […]

International Campus Ministry Conference (ICMC) 2018 Recap

On July 5-8, 2200 college students gathered at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center for ICMC 2018, “Break Every Chain.” Most of all we are grateful for how God’s Spirit moved throughout the entire time. The conference had a special focus of relying on God to accomplish this mission of bringing the message of freedom to […]

Annual Father / Daughter Dance

As is our tradition, the night before Father’s Day we celebrate the dads with their daughters for a night of fun. We had a black/white food theme.

Keys for Kids

Mornings can be hectic in our house. Getting ready, packing lunch, and eating breakfast. When everyone is in the kitchen area, I use the opportunity to open up my iPhone to a bookmark. Kid’s Daily Devotional (Powered by Key’s for Kids Ministry). New lesson updates daily. I find that this is a great tool with […]

Hot Summer for the OC Teen Ministry! 

This summer has been an exciting time for the Teen Ministry.  With less than a month left for most students before they return to school, we recap some of the highlights of the 2017 summer. Summer began in June with the LA Congregational Teen Summer Kick-Off with hundreds of students gathering in Panorama City from […]

2017 Year In Review

2017 has definitely been a time of great challenge for all of us here in Orange County.  The sudden loss of our dear brother, Kevin Mains, reminded all of us of how brief our life is here on this earth and that eternal life with God is why we do what we do in God’s […]

The Dependable Dozen

OK.  Here they are…hot off the press–the Dependable Dozen of what works in a marriage.  Thanks to the Youth and Family Ministry for their help in putting these together.  Use them and watch your marriage grow! They are in no particular order. We came up with these after a great public reading of Ephesians 5:21-33 by […]


I want to write about something that all of us need and that all of us need to not only receive but all of us need to give. This is something that the Bible talks about that is a quality of a God.  What we are talking about is a quality that we need to […]


“I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6 Have you ever wondered what is the purpose of prayer? Doesn’t God already know what’s on our hearts? So why should we need to express it?  Here are some reasons to pray We pray because God commands […]