Y O U T H

welcome

We are the youth ministry of Soma Eastside Church, consisting of both high school and middle school students. Sometimes, we gather together. Other times, we gather separately.

Regardless, we’re all family here.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting connected, please contact Pastor Tyler Saldaña:  or 425.390.0003

To see our calendar for gatherings, events, and trips, keep scrolling down the page or follow us on instagram: @somaeastsideyouth


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PASTORAL CARE

If you and/or your student are looking for pastoral care or counseling, please email Pastor Tyler at  or call him at 425.395.0003.


GATHERINGS

H I G H   S C H O O L   N I G H T

  • Monday Nights
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • The Saldaña home in Issaquah Highlands

M I D D L E   S C H O O L   N I G H T

  • Off for Summer
  • Back in September on Monday nights, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

H I G H   S C H O O L   G U Y S   &   G I R L S   G R O U P S

  • Return September on Monday nights after HS Night
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

S U N D A Y   A M

  • Off for August

SEXUALITY & GENDER

Over summer, our High School Group has been discussing faith, sexuality, and gender.

Parents/guardians and students: we recommend ordering a few resources for the conversations:

  1. Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World (Teen-oriented)
  2. Preston Sprinkle's People to Be Loved
  3. Mark Yarhouse's Understanding Sexual Identity (Teen-oriented)
  4. Mark Yarhouse's Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Here's our schedule that will be updated weekly:

Preview   /  Dear Church: I'm Gay video

Week 1   /   June 24 / Intro Conversation

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 2
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 1: A Conversation About Homosexuality

Week 2   /   July 1   /   What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 3
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 2: What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?

Week 3   /   July 8   /   What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 4
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 3: What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

Week 4   /   July 15   /   Gender, Transgender, and Intersex

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 8
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 4: Gender, Transgender, and Intersex

If you would like access to the videos, please email Tyler Saldaña. He will help you create a Right Now Media (think Netlfix-style app with 1000s of hours of Christian teaching) account where the videos are featured.


EVENTS 

T H E   E S C A P E   2 0 1 9

  • August 20 - 24
  • High School & Middle School service trip
  • Register here until July 19th.

N I G H T M A R E   A T   B E A V E R   L A K E

  • Otober 18 or 19
  • Middle School only; friends welcome
  • Drop-off & Pick-up at The Habit
  • More details coming soon.

S C A R Y W O O D

  • Otober 26 - 27
  • Overnight trip to Silverwood's Scarywood Haunted Nights
  • High School only; friends welcome
  • Drop-off & Pick-up at the church offices
  • More details coming soon.

T H E   W I N T E R   E S C A P E   2 0 2 0

  • Tenatively either January 17 - 20 or February 14-17
  • We are trying to to make WE/20 3 nights instead of 2 nights.
  • More details coming soon.

T H E   E S C A P E   2 0 2 0

  • Tenatively July 29 - August 2.
  • More details coming soon.