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ABOUT LONG BEACH ALLIANCE YOUTH

Long Beach Alliance Youth is the student ministries program for Junior High and High School students. Our Youth Group exists to provide opportunities for students to experience what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ as well as healthy relationships with one another.

We aim to play together, worship together, and serve together.

The goal of LBA Youth is to equip each student with the necessary knowledge to become disciples of Christ whom are capable of showing their friends and families how to do the same. First we learn who God is, then we learn who we are--because of who God is, and then we learn to share those truths with those around us.

We gathering to learn these things a couple times per week; during Sunday morning worship where we are taught from the Word of God and through our mid-week gathering (Youth Group) where we work through topics that face today’s youth. Youth Group consists of lessons, diving deeper into topics in smaller gender-based groups and all sorts of activities where we come together to simply play and have fun together.

No matter the life circumastances that a student finds themself in, we believe they belong here. All are welcome.

The youth staff have come to a personal understanding of how much Jesus loves them and have chosen to take the opportunity to show that same love and care for the youth of Long Beach Alliance Church and whoever else might come through our doors.

Jesse Duckett

Youth Pastor

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WHEN WE GATHER

SUNDAYS

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Big Church Worship Service • 9:30 AM

Join us for some good, old-fashioned, in-person worship! Since we are in the county of Long Beach, we do ask that each person  bring their mask to wear while indoors.

The address is located at the bottom of this page.

Online Worship Service • 9:30 AM

For those not ready to be in large gatherings, we are still going to be live streaming our entire service on YouTube. Click HERE to be redirected to the Church’s YouTube channel. If you subscribe and turn on notifications, you’ll be alerted whenever we go live.

TUESDAYS

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TUESDAY NIGHTS | 7-9PM | BACK YARD

Starting back up in September, we will be meeting together out in the LBAC backyard. In High School, we have broken away from the traditional model of youth group by changing up our pragramming on a 4-week cycle. 

     WEEK 1: Lesson with Small Groups
     WEEK 2: Large Group Activity
     WEEK 3: Small Groups
     WEEK 4: Fun Time

We have found that this rotation of activities has had a significant impact on how our students relate with one another, as well as how they understand their relationship with God.

For Weekly details and reminders on each week, be sure to follow our Parent Only Group on Facebook.

There is also a calendar down below with all the activities and youth events for the remainder of 2021.

There are chances that some of our activities will require us to move a portion of the evening indoors. So, in keeping with the health mandates for LA County, we will ask that each student to have a mask with them, should we need to move indoors.

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CURRENT TEACHING SERIES

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The two main questions every students asks are, “Who am I?” and, “What am I here for?” This series will help students finally get answers to both of those questions. In this four-part series, students will learn that their identity is not dependent upon what others say about them, or even what they say about themselves, but by what God says about them.

Topics that will be covered:

     God Knows Your Heart
     God Knows Your False Identity
     God Knows Your Real Identity
     God Knows Your Purpose

THURSDAYS

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THURSDAY NIGHTS | 7-9PM | BACK YARD

Starting back up in September, we will be meeting together out in the LBAC backyard. Each week, we gather together for a time of game, worship, lessons, and gender-based small group discussions. It is a casual, fun time designed for junior highers to be able to have a great time while building on the foundation of Biblical truth, starting with the fact that they are loved beyond measure by a good God. 

For Weekly details and reminders on each week's topics and activities, be sure to follow our Parent Only Group on Facebook.

There is also a calendar down below with all the activities and youth events for the remainder of 2021.

There are chances that some of our activities will require us to move a portion of the evening indoors. So, in keeping with the health mandates for LA County, we will ask that each student to have a mask with them, should we need to move indoors. Thank you.

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CURRENT TEACHING SERIES

DIARY OF A JUNIOR HIGH KID

Diary of a Jr. High Kid is a four-week series designed to help Jr. High students process and think about their lives from a biblical perspective. Each week tackles a typical question middle schoolers are asking themselves on a conscious or subconscious level.

The Main Idea: God Cares About the Things They Are Going Through

Topics that will be covered:

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Bullying
Parent
Identity

2021 FALL/WINTER YOUTH CALENDAR

Click HERE to download a fully comprehensive Youth Calendar (or HERE for a printer friendly version)

High School meets on every Tuesday and Junior High meets on every Thursday. Special nights and No Youth Groups nights are noted under each month.

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SEPTEMBER

High School
Tuesdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     9/21 | Afters | Sign up coming SOON

Junior High
Thursdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     9/30 | Game Night

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OCTOBER

High School
Tuesdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     10/19 | Trivia & Wings @ Wing Stop | Sign up coming SOON

Junior High
Thursdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     10/21 | Game Night

Special Event
     10/29 | Great Pumpkin Hunt | Sign up coming SOON

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NOVEMBER

High School
Tuesdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     11/23 | NO YOUTH GROUP | Thanksgiving Break
     11/30 | Small Group Specific Activity

Junior High
Thursdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     11/25 | NO YOUTH GROUP | Thanksgiving Break

Special Events
     11/22 - 11/26 | Thanksgiving Break | No Youth Group
     11/27 | Nerf Wars | 7-10PM

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DECEMBER

High School
Tuesdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     12/17 | Yule Feast | Sign up coming SOON
     12/22 | NO YOUTH GROUP | Winter Break

Junior High
Thursdays | Youth Group | 7-9PM
     12/02 | Game Night
     12/16 | Christmas Party
     12/24 | NO YOUTH GROUP | Winter Break (and Christmas Eve)

Special Events
     12/20 - 01/02 | Winter Break | No Regular Youth Group
     12/31 | New Year’s Eve Lock-In | Sign up coming SOON

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FUTURE EVENTS

Winter Camp 2022 (High School & Junior High)
     02/26 - 02/28 | Idyllwild Pines | Details coming SOON

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Why Social Media Is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

By Jesse Duckett | September 13, 2021

When and how you choose to allow your student to have a cell phone is completely up to you, but here are some wise words for how to do so in a way that keeps them safe and connected to you.

This was copy and pasted from an old Psychology Today Article. No edits were made.

Hume Lake 2021 COVID-19 Update

By Jesse Duckett | July 10, 2021

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HUME 2021 Update (6/28/21)

By Jesse Duckett | June 28, 2021

6/28/21 Update. This post includes all the last bits of information necessary for sending campers off to Hume.

2021 SUMMER KICK-OFF

By Jesse Duckett | June 21, 2021

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