“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).

Hephatha’s Youth Group

Hey there! My name is Mike Mueller, and I am the Director of Christian Education (DCE) at Hephatha Lutheran Church and School. The title DCE is just a fancy way of saying that I am here to help you get through life in the best possible way.

So let me ask you some huge questions. Do you ever wonder what the meaning of this life is? Do you ever struggle to just get out of bed when life hits you hard? Do you ever wonder why you are here or what your true purpose in life really is? Do you feel you often fall short and wonder how to get back up? Well, guess what? We here at Hephatha have asked those very same questions, and we don’t have it all figured out, but we rely on the One who does and that’s Jesus!

We have a ton of fun while at youth group. We have our own game room! We have a ping pong table and many other fun games!

So, here’s my invitation to you today. Let’s grow in our Lord Jesus Christ together. Understanding our identity in Jesus is critical to living out who God has called us to be. As children of God, we must remember that our self-worth, value, and significance come from what God thinks of us and not what others think about us. We can’t base our identity on our accomplishments or our life circumstances, or the number of likes on social media. God loves you no matter what you’ve done or who you are.

In fact, He’s crazy about you and offers you His grace, joy, and power – all for FREE! Come and see for yourself – I guarantee God will not disappoint!

9th-12th grade youth meet every Wednesday from 7-9 pm
6th-8th grade youth meet every Friday from 7-9 pm
4th-5th grade youth meet every third Sunday of the month from 5 pm-7 pm

Please see each group below for more details on times, dates, and locations.

Yours in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,

Mike Mueller
mmueller@hephahta.net
714-637-0887 ext. 157 

Guatemala Mission Trip (Summer 2024)

High School (9th-12th grade)

High school holds a lot of challenges and can push teens down. Our high school youth group equips teens through engaging Biblical and apologetic instruction, interactive worship, authentic community, meaningful service, transformational spiritual disciplines, and moving retreats to rise up in Christ in high school and after, using their gifts for expanding God’s Kingdom. Our high school youth group is for students in 9th through 12th grade. 

Wednesday’s from 7-9 pm in the youth room.

Make sure that you have a medical release form and photo/video release form on file to participate in ALL YOUTH Events. You will find this form as a google form by following the link below. 

Middle School (6, 7, & 8 graders)

Our junior high youth group is all about getting rooted in your relationship with Jesus through engaging God’s Word, praying, worshipping, serving, and building strong friendships—all while having the time of your life! Our junior high youth group is for Jr. High students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Fridays from 7–9 pm in the youth room.

Make sure that you have a medical release form and photo/video release form on file to participate in ALL YOUTH Events. You will find this form as a google form by following the link below.

4th and 5th Grade 

Our 4th and 5th grade youth group is about igniting your faith through games, food, and the word of God. Bring your friends for this exciting group of 4th and 5th graders.

Every third Sunday of the month from 5-7 pm 

Make sure that you have a medical release form and photo/video release form on file to participate in ALL YOUTH Events. You will find this form as a google form by following the link below. 

What We Do!

Director of Christian Education
Mike Mueller
mmueller@hephatha.net

(714) 637-0887 ext. 157