209 exists to help high school students connect with God and with each other, and not necessarily in that order! We welcome students from all faith backgrounds as we explore who God is together. We share meals, support one another, ask challenging questions, and have lots of fun. Whether you’ve never missed a Sunday service or you’ve never set foot in a church building before, we hope you’ll find our high school ministry a place that feels like home as you experience and grow closer to our God.
High school is also a time of empowerment, and we step up our service and community outreach efforts by mentoring younger students, supporting mission trips, and assisting other community groups (like Habitat for Humanity and the Contra Costa County food bank).
209—named for the room we call home—knows that a robust community means plenty of fun balanced by deep discussions. Hard questions about identity (“Who am I?”), autonomy, (“Do I matter?”), and community (“Where do I belong?”) are wrestled with between corn maze and paintball expeditions. We hope you let us be part of your faith journey!
Parents: register your student for 2018-2019 by filling out a Student Participation Form. For students to participate in any WCPres activity, we must have a current form on file with parent/guardian signatures.
Students attend the main service (sit with us next to the baptistery!). 209 then meets afterwards on campus. Feel free to join us for lunch!
On Wednesdays we will all meet at 6pm for dinner and then go up to 209 to begin program. We'll play games, worship, listen to teaching and break out into small groups.
Our community events include Friday Football Games and 5th Quarters, the Corn Maze, the Broomball Overnighter, Paintball, and more.
Our service opportunities include mentoring the 6-8 graders, mission trips (NAOMI, Dream Center), local service opportunities (Habitat for Humanity; and serving the needy in Concord, Oakland, and San Francisco), and a food drive.
Our spiritual growth experiences include a Unity Retreat in September, Fall Frenzy at Mount Hermon in December, the In*Justice experience in March, the Mission Trip in June, and Pondy in July.