6th-12th Grade

Our mission is to build relationships with youth, disciple them in the way of Jesus, and equip them to bring God’s way of life to Long Beach.

We aim to be a community where students feel loved, known, and valued regardless of their social, economic or ethnic background.

We desire that every kid would experience the love of Jesus and follow in his ways.

Our goal is to see families, schools, and communities restored through the impact of youth continuing the mission & ministry of Jesus.

Sunday Gathering

Students are encouraged to join us at 11:15am as we gather to play games, share about what God is doing in & through our lives, and pray. We meet in a classroom in the Family area. Upon arriving to Franklin Middle School there will be signs directing you to the Garden Youth & Kids area. We go through a book of The Bible each month and provide a daily reading plan for students to read & seek God outside of Sundays.

Thursday Gathering

We meet on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at The Little Brown Mission located in downtown Long Beach at 600 E 5th ST. Each week we share a meal, play games, worship, have a lesson, and close with small group discussion and prayer. This is a great place for all students who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus or have questions about their faith. Contact youth@garden.church for more info.


We host monthly events for students and their friends to have new experiences and build community. Take a look at The Garden calendar for more information or follow us on Instagram @ garden.youth.


—Sign up to serve as a Youth leader or to provide a meal by emailing youth@garden.church

—Pray for what God is doing in the lives of the youth in the city.

All of our volunteers have been background checked and are commitment to serving youth through building relationships and supporting them in their journey. Please let us know you’re new! Our staff & volunteers would love to meet you in person and get to know you and your family better.

Contact our Youth Pastor, Amie Schmidgall, for questions or more information at amie@garden.church.