High School Ministry at Canyon Hills Friends Church

Accelerate: High School Ministry at Canyon Hills

ACCELERATE gathers every Sunday and Tuesday to connect with God through laughter, music, fellowship, and challenging messages from God’s Word. This is a place where anyone (in any walk of like) can come, feel comfortable, laugh, and be challenged to grow closer to Jesus. Out goal is that students will become exposed to, experience, and express Christ, His kingdom, and the biblical purpose of His church. We do this by connecting with one another (fellowship), reaching out to others (outreach), and growing in our faith (teaching), all while serving with a humble heart. Check out ACCELERATE this week, and bring a friend!

High School Accelerate Ministry All-Nighter

Annual All-Nighter

This is our BIGGEST event all year! Our All-Nighter is going to be so fun and your student is not going to want to miss out. We are first meeting at 7:00 PM to check-in and have some pizza as we prepare for the night. Our first stop is at Laser Island where we’ll be playing laser tag for two hours. After that, we will head to The Rinks Yorba Linda for some broomball. We will be ending the night by returning to the church for a fun team game and some breakfast before the students are picked up at 7:00 AM. If you have any questions, please email Pastor Alec.


10:45 AM

Upstairs in the Youth Room

Join us for worship, fellowship, and a relevant biblical study!


7:00 PM

Upstairs in the Youth Room

Join us for games, worship, fellowship, and an amazing small group study time!



Student Leadership Team

At Accelerate, we have a team of three student leaders who serve as mentors for the group through serving, praying, and seeking God together.

Meet Our High School Pastor

Alec Alvarado - Equipping Pastor for Junior High & High School Students

Alec Alvarado
Equipping Pastor for Junior High & High School Students

Alec Alvarado grew up in Buena Park and joined the Canyon Hills Friends staff in 2018. He attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton and is going to attend Vanguard University’s Professional Studies program for his undergrad in Ministry & Leadership this fall. One of his passions is to lead students into a relationship with Jesus and challenge them to lead their friends to Christ. When Alec is not working, he enjoys surfing at Huntington Beach.

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