highlights live blog

Celebrating Cody Jensen

August 28, 2018

This last Sunday, we gathered after church to celebrate the Jensen Family after 6 years of ministry service. Over 100 people attended, including some of Cody’s favorite people – his high school students. Bobby McCracken remembers being part of Refuge […]

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Paxton Bryant on the Community of Refuge

July 31, 2018

Newport Harbor High School student, Paxton Bryant, is part of our Refuge group on Monday nights. She shares how her involvement there has helped widen her vision of God and maintain a godly perspective… “Refuge has completely changed my life […]

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Trevor Brown on God’s Provision

July 10, 2018

In case you weren’t in services this past weekend; here is an affirming testimony about God’s provision during the recent Supai trip by student, Trevor Brown on July 8/9. Click Here to learn more about our annual Supai trip and other Student Ministry events.

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Kobe Richardson Redefines Family

October 7, 2017

Newport Harbor High School senior, Kobe Richardson loves sushi and fun spontaneous adventures with her friends. She has been a part of the St. Andrew’s high school ministry group since her freshman year. Throughout her time in Refuge, Kobe has […]

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Hannah Shepherd’s Journey

July 10, 2017

Hannah is a senior at Newport Harbor High School. This is her story about her journey at St. Andrew’s. “My faith has been pretty strong throughout high school, and it has only gotten stronger. Because of my faith, I have […]

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Dominic’s Journey of Faith

June 13, 2017

Dominic Loftus, NHHS Senior Class To quote Dr. Amanda Drury, “Our stories are not our own, they belong to the community.” Here is Dominic’s story… “I’ve been a Christian practically all my life but I didn’t really know what it was […]

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Refuge Students Participate in the Kingdom of God, Here and Now

May 23, 2017

These young women have served at our church for a number of years helping shape the lives of younger children. In the process, they too, have been shaped and molded in profound ways. St. Andrew’s is home for them and they have […]

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Refuge Reaffirms Student Baptisms

May 2, 2017

Last night at Refuge, the high school students led worship and shared their testimonies with one another about what God continues to do in their lives.In addition; Associate Pastor of Family Ministries, Steven Good and Minister of Student Ministries, Cody […]

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Adoptive Community

April 24, 2017

When we are invited into another person’s story, it opens us up to their journey, heart, and experiences. In the process, we walk with them and become a part of their narrative, which deepens our connections. In essence, we see […]

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Refuge in the Life of Juliana Martinez

April 3, 2017

Every week, students gather on Monday night to spend time together and learn about God while having fun with their peers. Juliana Martinez, a current sophomore at Newport Harbor High School, is one of those students. Though Juliana’s parents were […]

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