Youth Ministry


BVC Youth Ministry exists to help the students of BVC exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, be equipped to serve Him and to evangelize others with His Gospel. In this, we desire to come alongside students' parents as much as possible in the achieving of these same goals and to see their students grow into mature followers of Jesus Christ. Parents are always welcome to come and check out what goes on for your students in the Youth Ministry. For information about our studies and events, contact Youth Pastor RJ Prestwich in the church office at 661.821.0183.  Serving alongside your student is one of the best ways to pass the faith to check out these ways YOUth's and their parents can serve.






Bear Valley Church provides separate Middle School and High School winter and summer camps which are designed to get students away from their daily routine and hear what God has to say to them. We also have short overnight trips from time to time. Make these a priority and see your students' lives in God become richer than you could ever imagine. Scholarships are available where pack your bags!


During the Easter spring break from school, our High School students head down to Ensenada, Mexico for a mission trip designed to stretch them to trust God and learn how to serve Him. We work with a shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence and their children. We also work alongside a missionary who builds houses for women moving on from the shelter so they can raise their children in a safe environment. Older students have further opportunity to be connected with several different missions for longer summer trips. In conjunction with the Missions Ministry, students have been to Poland, China, Ecuador and elsewhere ministering with missionaries we know and support.


Both adult staff members and student leaders go through an application, fingerprinting and interview process. Our youth staff believes relationships centered on God's Word are key to ministry. Primarily a student's relationship to God will determine how they live. We also want to build strong relationships between students, staff, parents and the church as a whole. In the context of good relationships, the issues facing students can be worked through in a positive, healthy, encouraging way with others who care for their souls and who will point them to God in each situation. Stop and think of the five most influential Bible lessons you have ever heard. Can you think of them? Now, name the five most influential people you have had in your spiritual walk.which took longer? Relationships have big influence especially on these young people. We want to be remembered as those influential people in the lives of these students who pointed them to glorify God. 2 Tim 2:22 Contact Pastor RJ for more info.