Youth Ministry

LBCF Youth ministries is dedicated to partnering with the families of our community’s 6th-12th graders for the purpose of discipling them in their relationships with Jesus Christ, establishing in them a firm foundation upon which to build a God-centered life, teaching them about God’s restorative plan for creation, and helping them discern the role that God has for them in that plan. A major part of reaching these objectives is ensuring that the youth are integrated into the larger LBCF community, as opposed to being an isolated community of its own. This includes both investing in the LBCF congregation and being invested in by the congregation.

We (like LBCF as a whole) are big on fellowship, fun, and food! Our Youth ministry gathers in a number of different capacities, from retreats, to worship services, to small groups, to one-on-one discipleship.  We believe that God designed people to be in community with Him and one another, so we place a high value on living life together. “It takes a village.” LBCF youth ministries would love to be part of your village!

If you have questions, need more information or want to be a volunteer, please contact our Youth Champions, Kimberly & Johnny Gibbs at and Samantha & Rob Smidt at

Middle School Youth

Our Middle School Youth ministry is lead by Kimberly and Johnny Gibbs. The Middle School Youth gather together on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the LBCF Loft, 3210 E Airport Way, Long Beach 90806.

The Middle School Youth at LBCF is a place where all middle school students are welcome.  Through time spent together in fun activities, volunteer opportunities, and weekly gatherings we desire for students to grow deeper in their relationship with each other and with God.  We encourage students to be a reflection of the love of Jesus and to glorify him in the communities where they live and play.

For more information about Middle School Youth please email Kimberly & Johnny at

High School Youth

Our High School Youth ministry is lead by Samantha and Rob Smidt. The High School Youth gather on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the LBCF Loft, 3210 E Airport Way, Long Beach 90806.

The High School ministry is where students are discipled to then go and disciple others. We desire for the students to grow in their relationship with God as they dive deeper into the relationships around them. Students are encouraged to foster their spiritual growth through our four main points of focus: Prayer, Worship, Scripture, and Fund.

For more information about High School Youth please email Samantha & Rob at

LBCF Youth Annual Permission, Liability & Waiver Form

Before your child can participate in our Youth Ministries, this form needs to be completed, signed by both the youth participants and parents/guardians and returned to the appropriate Youth Champion. This is a requirement to participate in LBCF Youth Ministry Activities.

To complete the form, please click on the link and a fillable PDF will open in a new tab. Fill in the details and either print it out to sign and return to the youth champions OR save it to your computer, attach it to an email and send it to

If you have any issues completing this online form please email

Fill out the form here

LBCF Annual Youth Permission, Liability & Waiver Form

Upcoming Events

Check out the LBCF Calendar for the latest on upcoming Youth Ministry Events.