We preach the Gospel of Jesus, His death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness of sin.  Our goal is to create a welcoming environment where students grow spiritually and are challenged to take the next steps in their personal relationship with God.  This is a place where students can form Christ centered relationships to support each other as they live for Jesus and go out and share their faith with the people God has placed around them.

"For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.  (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)

Our prayer and desire is for all of our students to remember that whatever they are going through in life, Christ has died so that we can have life with Him, and that Jesus is worth living for.






Wednesday Night:

We connect with each other through fellowship, games, worship and hearing a relevant message. 

  • 6PM- 6:30PM: Fellowship Time

  • 6:30PM- 8PM: Games, Worship, Message and Small Groups

Sunday Morning Breakfast Club:

  • 9AM-10:15AM: We welcome Junior High and High School students every Sunday for a time of breakfast and Bible study.  We highlight apologetics and defending our faith, along with small group time and games.

  • Communion Sunday: The first Sunday of every month we do not have Breakfast Club and we encourage our students to join the main congregation to take part in communion and worship.

Service Projects:

We offer various service projects and mission trips throughout the year. We make it our goal to do at least one service project a month. It is our desire to show the love of God through acts of service and to follow the example of Jesus Christ.


San Francisco Zoo
Sat, December 10

We will be going to the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday, December 10th.  We will meet at Hessel Sebastopol at 10am, and carpool to the zoo.  Families are welcome.  After the zoo, we will go to Chick-Fil-A in Rohnert Park, and parents can pick up their students from there at 6:30pm.

Christmas Party
Wed, December 14

We will be meeting in Cundall Hall for our annual Christmas Party very soon!  We'll have a white elephant gift exchange, so bring a gift to share, valued at a maximum of $10.  There will be a dessert competition as well, so bring us your best Christmas treats.  This is a great opportunity to invite friends to hear the Gospel and have tons of fun.

Winter Retreat at
Hume Lake

Jan 27-29: Jr High ($205)
Feb 10-13: High School  ($255)

We are so excited to announce that we are going back to Hume Lake Winter Camp this winter.  The Junior High camp is from January 27th through January 29th, and is $205.  The High School camp is February 10th through 13th, and is $255.  We are subsidizing $100 off for our students to make this opportunity more affordable.  

If you are in need of scholarship, sign up here, then contact cora@hessel.org for more information.

This is one of the biggest events of the year, so it would really help us out if you could sign up as early as possible.  Space is limited, so it really is important to reserve a spot early. 

HERE is a video showing what Winter Camp at Hume is like.

Medical Release/Scholarship Form:

  • Here's the online Medical Release Form for events. A copy will be sent to us and kept on file for your student.

  • Also, we offer partial scholarships for events and camps. If you would like financial assistance, please complete this application. A hard copy can be picked up at request.


Questions? Email Cora.

Paul Tepper

Paul is originally from Sonoma County. The Lord recently brought him back home after serving with Word of Life in Austria the last three years. It was an amazing time where he got to see the faithfulness of our God in Austria. Paul was involved in running camps for teens, teaching the Bible, discipling teens, and supporting local churches. He has also recently finished my degrees in Biblical Studies with Theology and Biblical Counseling through Liberty University. 

"My heart is for helping teens and young adults know Jesus is worth it. It looks different for everyone, but I love challenging young people to live a life for Jesus and get out of their comfort zones. I am excited to preach Jesus to our kids, train them to share their faith, and challenge them to share Jesus with others."

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