Children, Youth and Family Ministry Team
We are looking for parents of children and youth to be involved in our ministry team! We will met four times each year to pray, discern God’s direction for GPC children and youth, and plan opportunities for spiritual and relational growth and faith formation. If you would like to be involved in our ministry team, please contact Elder Christy Grant. Youth are encouraged to join as well!
Send an email to a staff member:
Portia Foden, Children, youth, and Family Ministry
Christy Grant, Elder, Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
Warren and Elisa Takaya, Directors of L.O.G. (Love of God) program
Children, Youth & Family Ministries
At Goleta Presbyterian Church, we believe God has a plan for children, no matter their age. God’s plan begins to unfold with the consistent and faithful teaching of God’s Word. Through our Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, we seek to be a place where children can experience God’s love, compassion, and care. We hope to partner with you to facilitate a meaningful and transformative relationship with Jesus and a desire to follow him for life. Although we are limited in the use of our facilities due to the pandemic, we trust that God is at work and is giving us an opportunity to be innovative and creative with our spaces and resources.
GPC worship services have recently moved indoors to the sanctuary. Because children have not been vaccinated, we will continue with Sunday Faith Formation outdoors each Sunday. You have the option to drop your kids off at the hill on your way into the sanctuary or your children are welcome to worship with you in the sanctuary if you prefer. Youth have the same option to worship outdoors or in the sanctuary.
NON-PERISHABLE FOODS and PRODUCTS are needed, to distribute to our community members.
Because children have not been vaccinated, we will continue with Sunday Faith Formation outdoors each Sunday.
Toddler Time is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5 and a caregiver.
Visit the LOG website L.O.G. Youth Program: Love of God (L.O.G.) is an interdenominational, Christian youth leadership program for students 9th-12th grade that meets at Goleta Presbyterian Church. Students gather together with L.O.G. directors and spiritual directors for ten weeks at a time to plan a youth retreat in the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains. Retreats
God’s word is clear that we are called to care for those who are in need. At GPC, we emphasize this truth in word and in practice.
There are a variety of ways your family can engage in our worship resources! Resources are emailed weekly. They can be utilized with children and youth on Sunday mornings or anytime throughout the week.