About

GraceTeens is a ministry within Grace South Bay Church for both junior high and high school students. We exist to know Jesus and to make Jesus known here in the South Bay. We believe that through the teen years many of us develop questions about our faith and our identities. Our Youth Director, Xavier, and his leadership team are committed to helping our teens try and put the pieces together to their own faith journey.

We focus on three essential elements in our ministry, we call it W.W.W.

Word
We gather in community to know the Word of God, which we believe is Jesus (John 1, Hebrews 1).Our teens are involved in our Sunday worship service and our five other groups that meet throughout the week.

Work
We trust that Jesus is working in and through our teens. One of our goals is to confirm the work that God is doing in our teens by pointing them to God’s faithfulness in their lives, we through this in discipleship that comes in many forms.

World
Jesus commanded us to go into the world and tell about His goodness. Here at GraceTeens we want to be intentional about living for a story greater than our own, so we look to be the kind of people with winsome and grace that tell others about the hope we have within. GraceTeens does both local and global missions from San Jose to the ends of the earth.

How to Connect

  • Youth group – meets weekly on Sunday evenings to play games, study God’s word, and connect with each other
  • Community Groups
    •  Middle School Girls – meets weekly on Tuesdays
    •  High School Girls – meets weekly on Mondays
    •  Middle and High School Guys – meets weekly on Tuesdays
  • GraceTeens Facebook page
  • GraceTeens Instagram page

*GraceTeens has social events all throughout the year and two retreats a year – snow trip and summer trip. To receive emails with events information for the GraceTeens please contact Xavier@gracesouthbay.com.

Leadership

Xavier Reyes is the Youth Director of Grace South Bay Church, his email is xavier@gracesouthbay.com. He can best direct your needs and questions. CLICK HERE to read Xavier’s bio.

If you have a female teen that feels more suited with another female, Sandee Carlson and Laura Whitten (laura@gracesouthbay.com) are both on staff here at GraceTeens.

“GraceTeens exist to know Jesus and to make His goodness known in the South Bay.”