Young Adults Ministry

At Young Adults we want to provide an environment where people can connect and learn how to grow in their relationship with God. We are not a big production or a show. We are just a group of people who want community and are trying to please God in all areas of our lives. We invite you to join us as we learn how to love God, love others, and serve our community. Contact: Elliot Edwards

  • Sunday Nights, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Age (18- late 20s)
  • Location: The Warehouse

 



Upcoming Events

Young Adults Pickup Volleyball
Location: Seabreeze Courts
When: Friday, January 26 at 6:30-9:00pm
Come for friendly and competitive pick up games of volleyball with other young adults from the surrounding area.

Young Adults Broomball
Location: Westminster Ice (Meet at the Warehouse at 9:30pm and carpool over)
When: Friday, January 26 at 9:30pm-12:30am
Cost: $15
Come play Broomball with other young adults. You can sign up HERE.

Young Adults Winter Trip 2018
Date: February 2-4, 2018
Cost: $125
Location: Big Bear Lake, CA
All Young Adults are invited to a weekend in the mountains. We will be diving in to the word as well as getting to know each other in conversations and fun activities! Click HERE to register.


 Past Events

SUMMER TRIP 2017
Young Adult Summer Trip 2017

This was my second time attending the Young Adult Summer Trip at Gergen Ranch. The weekend was filled with relay races, tubing, worship, and awesome messages led by Elliot Edwards and Joanna Steinhaus. Both times I’ve been on this trip I have come home with great memories and tons of new knowledge on how to live my life according to the Lord’s will.


young adult summer trip fun in the lake

young adults jet skiElliot and Joanna led the Young Adults through messages about the different meanings of the word “Fool” in the Bible. Our “task” for the weekend was to pick two definitions of fool that we related to. We then got into focus groups and dove into the different challenges that we face and how to fight against our foolish nature. At the end of the trip it was evident that every young adult had learned something new about themselves and were ready to start putting what they learned into action.

Something that was really encouraging for me after this weekend was that nobody from the Young Adults group left Gergen Ranch feeling alone. The message of the weekend brought a lot of our flaws to the surface but instead putting others down, everyone was quick to encourage each other. Being open and honest with each other about how we were acting foolish allowed us to pray together, clear up relationships, and ultimately form deeper friendships.

young adult intertubing

Tubing, going on wave runners, and hanging out with friends by the lake would have been enough to make this past weekend great, but it was being able to worship and learn together that turned this weekend into a blessing. I am praying that the message of this trip doesn’t just turn into a memory, but rather what we learned would turn into a daily application and that we would be able to look at our struggles with eyes of faith.

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WINTER TRIP 2017
young adult winter trip 2017

This was my fifth time taking the Young Adults group up the mountain for the annual winter trip to Big Bear. Every year I look forward to this trip and this one did not disappoint. There was a ton of snow, some intense snowball fights, an epic sled jump, lots of board games were played and relationships were strengthened. We also spent intentional time exploring how God wants us to life.

Ethan Johnstone was our guest speaker and he taught the group about how to make the most of their twenties. There were lots of great questions and discussions that were sparked by Ethan’s talks. Many of the young adults were able to identify personal areas of growth and practical application of the material in their everyday lives.

Something I appreciate most about a trip like this one is that people get to do stuff together. They experience the beauty of the mountains and the snow together. They play games and laugh together. They explore God’s word and learn about him together. The reason I think being together is so important on these trips is because when we come down the mountain we need each other if we are going to get traction in living out what we heard learned and experienced. We need to stay together.

I have seen it happen to others and experienced it in my own life. God can challenge and speak in new ways but if we don’t have people around us to help us live out what we are learning then what God revealed to us tends to move to the bottom of our priority list. As a result of this trip something I am praying for those who went is that God will use the relational connections formed on the trip to create a network of encouragement as people return home and work to apply what they learned.

Written by Elliot Edwards

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SUMMER TRIP 2016
young adult summer trip 2016

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Written by Cassidy Compton, 21
Going on the summer trip at Gergen Ranch is always one of the highlights of my year. I even start planning and thinking of new ideas for the next year when I’m on the trip. The entire weekend is filled with amazing things like waterslides, jet skis, tubing, golf carts, paddle boards, and an array of interesting animals such as emus, alpacas, peacocks, chickens and horses. It’s full of laughter, friendship, good discussion, and usually full of bruises, whether it be from an epic fall tubing, or trying your hardest to beat the guys’ record of how many people can go down the waterslide at once.


The Gergen Ranch never disappoints in the area of fun, that is always guaranteed, but the thing that I look forward to the most is the material of the speaker and the discussion groups. While the weekend is supposed to be a blast, it is also to help us learn from wiser people with a lot more experience on how to be more like Christ, which let me tell you, is not always an easy task. I love to be challenged to be better, and I love getting to do that alongside like-minded people who share similar goals.

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Relationships are something that everyone in this world struggles with. We are constantly hurting others, or getting hurt by others, especially as young adults. So, it was extremely fitting that this year’s material was based solely on how we relate to God and how we relate to each other. Joe and Rachel Guidotti had a lot of amazing things to say about bettering our relationships, and focused on how our relationship with God ultimately impacts all of our other relationships, whether it be romantic relationships or friendships.

This weekend, I walked away with a lot of biblical insight on how to be a better follower of Christ, a better wife to my husband, and a better friend to everyone around me. I’m so thankful for the wisdom of Joe and Rachel Guidotti, and grateful for the amazing hospitality of the Gergen’s. Young Adults Summer Trip 2016 was definitely one for the books.

Gergen Ranch is one of the many things the Young Adults group gets to do. Come check out Young Adults on Sunday nights at 7:00pm in the Warehouse for information on upcoming events!

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WINTER TRIP 2016
young adult winter trip

#YAWT2016
Recently we took a group of 25 Young Adults from Seabreeze up to Big Bear for our annual Young Adults Winter Trip. Each year we have a great time. We stay in an awesome cabin overlooking the lake, we give everyone amazing sweatshirts, we visit well-known Big Bear eateries, and most importantly we look at how we can grow in our relationship with God. To give you a glimpse into what the weekend was like, I asked two people from our group to share their experience on the trip.


“This was my first time going on the Winter Trip and I didn’t really know what to expect. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity of going. It was so refreshing to get away from all distractions and be with great people. I feel like I can speak for most people that we are all bearing something, whether it’s financial problems, relationships or an incident that were coping with. Myself, I struggle with anxiety so bad that it shuts me down from doing things and this weekend I didn’t suffer from any anxiety. That really showed me I was exactly where God wanted me! I also can’t stress enough how helpful the messages were in the talks that our leaders went through with us. So much insight on how to improve ourselves and our lives based on God’s Word. And not to mention how fun it was. I went on the best hike of my life and got to build relationships with a lot of great people. I didn’t hear anyone say anything negative and I felt like I was in a safe environment where people cared about me the whole time. I came back home physically tired, but sooo mentally refreshed with my head on straight. If you’re thinking of going, don’t think about it. Just go!”Cameron Collister

“I am glad I got to experience an amazing weekend filled with fellowship, scripture, and the incredible Young Adults family at Seabreeze Church. We spent a lot of time in God’s Word learning more about how we can better improve our relationship with Christ through prayer, quiet time, and relationships with others. Personally, I received a lot of clarity on a difficult situation that I had been praying on for quite a while. The Lord spoke to me in numerous different ways while on this trip and really gave me some peace of mind and comfort over some situations in my life. We had a lot of fun exploring Big Bear as well! We went on a hike up a mountain in which we were greeted by the most beautiful sight of the surrounding area once we reached the top! Every night after we spent our day in The Word, we played so many fun games that really brought us closer together as a group. Although I was unsure of what to expect when going to Big Bear, it was truly one of the most rewarding weekends I have ever had the privilege of experiencing!”Melissa Griffin

As you can tell from the stories, this was a great trip. Next up is the Young Adults Summer Trip and I can sense the excitement is already growing!

mountain view
CHECK OUT THE YAWT 2016 VIDEO

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SUMMER TRIP 2015
young adult summer trip 2015

YOUNG ADULTS LA MISSION TRIP 2015
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young adult la mission trip

After a train ride into LA from Long Beach, our group of fourteen all crammed into the seats of a rental van and took a winding trip through Downtown LA, Hollywood, the Financial District, the Garment District, Skid Row, MacArthur Park, and City Hall, listening to heartbreaking statistics on homelessness, human trafficking, and gang-related violence, all while praying over these parts of the city.

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The next morning, we rose early to buy breakfast at a small Central American bakery, and food in tow, set out to feed and speak with the homeless, hearing their life stories and offering prayer, food and consolation in return. From there, we visited a community center, where we spent four hours playing with kids from ages two to thirteen. Many of them are growing up in one of the poorest, most gang-heavy neighborhoods of LA, and are nearing the age when they are given the choice of joining a gang, or being an outcast in their neighborhood. That afternoon, we visited retirement home to play bingo with the residents there, taking up seats and talking with them while they played, keeping them all company.

On the drive home, we talked about our experiences over the past two days and we all agreed that the valuable insight and experiences we received through serving was worth applying to the people in need right here in Huntington Beach.

Amber – 19-years-old

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SUMMER TRIP 2014
young adult summer trip 2014

WINTER TRIP 2014
young adult winter trip 2014

SUMMER TRIP 2013
young adult summer trip 2013

WINTER TRIP FEBRUARY 2013
young adult winter trip 2013

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