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!

Color War at High School Accelerate Ministry

Color War on May 31: Make Sure to Wear All White!

We are turning the church into a color battlefield! We have over 50lbs of powdered color and glow in the dark UV-colored paint that will have your student looking like a color wheel. There will also be a black light photobooth for your students to take some awesome pictures for their social media!

This is a fun event that is geared towards your students inviting their non-churched friends. If you would like more information to provide for their parents or yourself, 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.

Inside Accelerate: Parent Newsletter Signup

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.