Student Ministries

Mackenzie Smith
Youth Pastor

Heather Handley
Youth Pastor

Do you want to be connected to people around you? Are you looking for a safe place you can go to be yourself? Do you really want to be somewhere that the people around you understand you and care about you? Come and experience what it means to live in a community of people who are learning to love God and each other! PazNaz Student Ministries is a community set aside to understand their identity in Christ, practice holiness like Christ, and the serve the world alongside Christ, both now and in the future.

Urban Underground

On June 19-25, PazNaz Student Ministries is hitting the underground. High School students who will be age 15 or older by June 19 are invited to a really awesome event. PazNaz Student Ministries is partnering with APU for a seven day inner city missions experience through the Dream Center in downtown LA. Students will engage the inner city alongside urban ministry experts in opportunities that will uniquely balance their growth with service to others. This experience is an opportunity to explore what God’s call can look like at the intersection of his kingdom and the inner city. The cost is $150 and covers all lodging and food. Registration is due by Wednesday, May 10. For questions and more information contact Pastor Mackenzie at or 626.351.2441 for more information.

Urban Underground Registration Packet

Elevate 2017

Elevate 2017 is coming up fast! From May 26-29, teenagers from PazNaz Student Ministries will join with over 1,000 other teenagers from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii at Point Loma Nazarene University. This event will be a weekend of awesome worship, fantastic speakers, exciting sports tournaments, and other fun-filled competitions and activities! Elevate is for 7th-12th grade students, and costs $175. With just a $75 deposit and an online registration form, you can secure your spot! Contact Pastor Mackenzie at or 626.351.2441 for more information.

Register for Elevate 2017

Summer Camps

This summer, PazNaz Student Ministries will partner once again with the Los Angeles District for Summer Camp. The theme this year is Alien Invasion. Unlike the last few years, there will be two separate camps this year: one for middle school and one for high school. Both camps will be hosted by the district summer camp Granite Ridge, at 4850 Coyote Creek Lane in Creston, CA. The cost for each camp is $250. For more information, contact Pastor Mackenzie at or 626.351.2441.

View High School Summer Camp Packet

High School Camp will be July 16-21

View Middle School Summer Camp Packet

Middle School Camp will be July 30-August 4


Sunday School
9:15-10:20 am
Room 134, Meguiar Youth Center

Congregational Worship
10:30–11:45 am

Middle School Worship Service
2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month
10:30-11:45 am
Room 134, Meguiar Youth Center


6:30 pm in Meguiar Youth Center
Join Student Ministries this winter for a series called How to: Faithfully Navigating Life’s Difficult Situations. They will be exploring topics like social media, peer pressure, integrity, and friendship. If you are in 6th-12th grade, you are invited each week to a safe space to hang out with friends, play fun games, engage in worship, and have meaningful conversations about life and faith.

Forms and Documents

All students attending a retreat or event must have an active FAMILY RELEASE FORM on record. The forms cover January-December, meaning only one need be filled out each year. Families with multiple students in the ministry must only fill out the form one time, provided the filled form includes each child’s name and medical information.


Email Updates

Sign up to get special email updates from PazNaz Student Ministries. They’re great for both parents and students!

Not an Email Forms valid form.