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Kids Ministry

Our vision for children’s ministry is to help children grow in their understanding of God. We want to help kids discover a relationship with Jesus, and build excitement for being a part of the church as they grow up. To ensure the safety of all, we will keep up-to-date on any changes to state, county, and local health orders and will update our Children's Ministry status as needed.

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Our Commitment to Parents

We will provide a Christian environment that promotes love and uses the Bible as a basis for teaching so that there is quality learning best suited to the age and developmental level of each child. We will maintain a clean, healthy and safe place for children to have fun, learn and play.

Our Approach

  • We teach Scripture, not just moral truths, in a way that can be applied to young lives.
  • We engage kids, not just pass on information.
  • We use tools that are appropriate for this generation of learners.
  • We help children WANT to come to church and bring their friends.
  • We guide children to ask questions and get involved.
  • We help kids from diverse cultures feel connected to the church and other kids at church.
  • We encourage kids to serve and share their faith alongside their parents.

Youth Ministry

GC2's Youth ministry is for middle and high school students. It's a group that has fun while growing in relationship with Jesus and each other. We value transparency that leads to owning our faith. We realize that students are exploring or seeking what it means to have faith in God, so we want to create a safe place for them, wherever they are on the journey. We want to teach them that the Christian life is not about just managing our faults, but it’s a life-changing journey with Christ that will form their identity and shape their goals.

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Local Outreach & Missions

We are committed and always prayerfully looking for ways to make an impact in our local community and also globally.  We seek to partner with churches, organizations, and ministries that prioritize fulling the Great Commission in locations that are unreached and underserved.   Our commitment is that at least 10% of all giving to the general fund is sent to ministries outside of GC2 Church.

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At GC2 we’re excited to come alongside missionaries and ministries as the Holy Spirit leads us.

We currently support:

Tim Chou

Navigators post-college ministry

The Chou’s have been serving in full time ministry since 2005. Tim started at the UCSD campus and is currently working with the 20s mission in San Diego. They still help out with the ministry at UCSD, SDSU, and CSUSM. Their Vision is to make disciples amongst the lost and train them up to do the same where they live, work, and play.

They are truly blessed and humbled to be working with the next generation. Join them by praying for leaders/laborers/disciplemakers all throughout the city of San Diego (Matt. 9:36-38)

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Agape Mynamar Mission

We partner with Pastor Silas who ministers to Burmese refugees, immigrants, and their families in San Diego.

AMM’s mission is to give the Burmese refugee community in San Diego and in Myanmar a new hope and a new life in Jesus Christ by doing a holistic ministry: education, literature, multimedia, live broadcasting, development projects, translation, publications, Training for Trainers (T4T), personal evangelism, mass evangelism, and planting churches.

GC2 Church partners with Pastor Silas throughout the year for gathering donations and organizing outreaches.

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Sonshine Hacienda

A foster care home in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

Their mission is to provide a safe, positive, nurturing foster care environment for children who are at risk because of neglect, abuse, abandonment or being orphaned. The provide a temporary home that will help to instill a sense of self-worth and value, as well as the ability to receive a good education.

The Academy serves over 150 students, including the abandoned, neglected, and abused children who live at and are being cared for at Sonshine Hacienda.

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Henry & Wilma Tan

Serving with Cru International
The Tans conduct worldwide training at seminaries, Bible schools, and other business and community settings to equip Christian leaders, pastors, and church planters to effectively bring people to Christ and to disciple them.
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True Choice Medical Clinic

Support for Every Unexpected Journey
Their mission is to provide hope, help, and healing to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in San Diego. They offer free early pregnancy medical services, compassionate consultation and a core of programs specifically designed for women dealing with an unexpected, challenging, or unwanted pregnancy.
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Jessica Chen

Serving with Cru in France

Jessica serves in France on the Global Operations Leader Development (GOLD) team which runs an annual program to develop operations leaders. Her second role is Wellness and Culture Leader for the Global Finance team.

God has given Jessica a love for working logistics and for caring for people.

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Ka Mi with Interfaith Indonesian Children's Fund

A small non-profit organization that helps poor Indonesian children to go to school by giving them tuition assistance in the form of a partial scholarship.

IICF is a non-profit organization established in 2002 to help poor Indonesian children to go to school by giving them tuition assistance in the form of a partial scholarship. Its motto is "to help poor Indonesian children one child at a time".

Approximately 250 students all over Indonesia are being supported from kindergarten through college and seminary school. IICF distributes 100% of the money raised.

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Keith San Luis

Serving with Cru in France
Keith and Susan both surrendered their life to Jesus Christ in high school. After working as a computer engineer for 10 years, he finally heeded to God’s call to do cross-cultural missions in 2004 and entered International School of Theology - Asia in Manila where he met Susan, who was a volunteer dentist in ISOT-Asia, they got married after a year and had their son, Chesed a year after. After finishing his masters of divinity in world missions, Keith and his family served in East Asia for 12 years as church planters and served as City Director with Cru East Asia Southwest region LeaderImpact reaching out to the influential leaders, businessmen and professionals.
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Laura Pasqualone

Serving with Overland Mission in Brazil

Laura is serving  in the Amazon Region of Brazil.  Her team’s vision is to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the most remote people, in the most forgotten places on earth.

Pray that her team can  minister the gospel, disciple,  empower people in the work of the Holy Spirit, work  to develop indigenous leaders to create a transformative, sustainable, viral move of God.

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Growing in Community

You were created to experience your full life in Christ in community, alongside other believers. The Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:28 said it this way: “that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” This formation and maturity will never happen in isolation!

The picture of discipleship in the  New Testament is that spiritual  growth best happens as you learn to let your life be joined to others. This is why  we encourage to join a small group where you can discuss and study Scripture, learn to listen and support others, and discover what it means to live out the “one another” exhortations by growing spiritually and relationally in community.

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Rancho Bernardo

Group Leader: Ron  Painter | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Wednesday Evenings @ 7:15PM - 8:30PM

Meeting Location: The Painter's Home

This group welcomes men and women to come and study God's Word and pray together.

Rancho Peñasquitos

Group Leader: Luke  | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Friday Evenings @ 7:30PM - 9PM

Meeting Location: The Wu's Home

Open to all, kids and youth welcome.  This group follows the Sunday sermon series or selected video curriculum studies and breaks off into men and women groups.

Rancho Peñasquitos

Group Leader: Ed Brennan | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Friday Evenings @ 7:30PM - 9PM

Meeting Location: The Brennan's Home

Open to men and women. Studies vary through books of the Bible, etc.

Young Adults

Group Leader: Drew San Vicente | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Monday Evenings @ 7:30PM - 9PM

Meeting Location: Home in Rancho Peñasquitos

  For Students and young adults to help to integrate their faith with their education, career, and relationships.


Men's & Women's Ministries

During the year, Men's and Women's ministry will host various  gatherings, retreats, and breakfasts to foster create community,  friendship, and discipling relationships.

GC2 Church prioritizes D-Groups, which  range from 3-5 members (no mixed gender groups) and are smaller to allow for  more time to personally share and develop accountability with one anther. 


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 Rancho Bernardo Women's D-Group

Group Leader: Jessica Teng | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Wednesday Evenings @ 6:45PM - 8:15PM

Meeting Location: The Tengs'  Home

This D-Group enjoys book studies on topics like spiritual formation, relationships, and apologetics. 

Carmel Mountain Men's D-Group

Group Leader: Michael Hughes | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Wednesday Mornings @ 8:30AM - 10AM

Meeting Location: Panera Bread, Carmel Mountain

This D-Group has studied through several different topical books such as Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughs and other studies related  to men's  discipleship.

Poway Men's D-Group

Group Leader: Steve Lieberman | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Sundays Afternoons @ 3PM - 4:15PM

Meeting Location: Cornerstone Church (on summer break)

This group meets before the start of the church service.


In Awana, our goal is to reach boys and girls with the good news of Christ Jesus, training them to know, love, and serve Him. We partner with parents in developing spiritually strong children who will follow Jesus Christ.


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Families with children from Preschool through 6th Grade are invited to register now for the 2023-2024 club year.

We will be meeting outdoors, weekly on Saturday afternoons beginning September 16th, 2023 and running through May 2024.

The location is Legacy Montessori School located at 12310 9th Street, Poway, CA 92064.

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The Registration and Liability Release Form is available for download.
Our Awana Ministry Director, Karla will be happy to answer any questions you have.