Our Youth Program

For Families and Youth of all ages and backgrounds!

Welcome to the SBCSL Youth and Family Program

Exploration, Respect, Curiosity

A Virtues Based Curriculum

We teach a virtues based curriculum that is created by our families, youth volunteers, congregation and children. We explore different religions, family styles, philosophies and cultures with respect and curiosity. We never teach children what to think, we give every child space and encouragement to explore what they think, and value their thoughts and ideas exponentially.

Sunday Youth Classes

  • Infant / Toddler Group – 10:00am service
  • Elementary Youth Group – 10:00am service
  • Kinder – 3rd Grade – 10:00am service
  • 4th and 5th Grade – 10:00am service
  • Junior High Group – 10:00am service
  • Teen Group – 10:00am service and other advertised workshops and gatherings

Where Families Come Together

We have free family nights which include a movie, dinner and opportunity to connect with other families. We also host themed *Kids Only* nights so that parents can have a night out. For mothers we have an ongoing “Mom’s Group” that meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month to explore motherhood and parenting (child care is provided). SBCSL offers an array of classes, many of which we offer evening childcare for. We also offer affordable youth summer camps and have national CSL teen summer camps. Once a month we have a Youth Wednesday night service where elementary and junior high school aged children can explore prayer and meditation.

*Due to COVID-19, our Mom’s Group and in-person classes have been temporarily postponed.

Our Mission

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual living Youth Church creates a safe and supportive space for spiritual exploration. Encouraged with love, excited by creativity, music, food and fun, each child is embraced with an open heart, listened to and included.

Loving, respectful, and creative individuals supported in their spiritual growth, community support, and family connections.

Our Vision

Meet Our Youth Director

Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz has served with the SBCSL youth since 2014. She became Youth Director in 2017 and is loved by the entire Youth program and church community. “Young people require authenticity,” she says, “and this is my passion in working with the youth”. She continues, “I am committed to youth church because without young people there is no church. A great teacher himself, Thich Nhat Han says “children are the flowers in the garden of humanity.” I delight in spending time with kids and I like who I am when I am in my role as director. I am showing a whole new generation how they might use our principles to navigate and create their own world. That is a very rewarding experience and one that every parishioner should be engaged in one way or another. Because without those flowers, our garden simply will not grow”.

Lisa welcomes questions and communication with any and all parents. She has also established a required training program for all youth leader volunteers. If you are a parent, or desire to volunteer, and have questions, please feel free to send her a message.

Meet Our Volunteers

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Youth Program Monthly Newsletter

Youth News September 2021 1050 618 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Youth News September 2021

Youth News July 2021 1050 618 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Youth News July 2021

Youth News June 2021 1050 618 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Youth News June 2021


With open hearts and minds we participate in self-transformation for a world that works for everyone.


500 Marina Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: (562) 598-3325
Email: sbcsl@sbcsl.org

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