The SB Community college ministry connects the college-aged students of the Santa Barbara area to God, to one another, to the church family at SB Community, and to opportunities to serve their world in order that, through these relationships, they might reflect the character of God and influence their world for the gospel.

We love college students at SBCC and long to see them get plugged into the broader church family so that they can be known and exercise their gifts as they continue to journey toward becoming more like Jesus.

The disruption caused by COVID-19 was especially pronounced for college students. As area colleges and universities closed and students moved to remote learning, our local campuses quickly became mostly vacant. As a result, our college ministry is currently in a holding pattern pending campus reopening plans for the fall.

This summer, students living locally are invited to join one of our Sunday worship services as a way to continue to connect with the SBCC family. Those not spending the summer in Santa Barbara and encouraged to participate in worship services remotely.

This fall, whether in person or virtually, college students are encouraged to participate in an SBCC homegroup. In this context, they will be challenged to grow in their faith alongside of others who desire to live out their belief in Jesus in noticeable ways. Homegroups will resume in September and interested students are encouraged to contact Erin Patterson to find a group.


During the school year we encourage college students to join a homegroup to connect to the larger church body (see our homegroups page for details) or a small group Bible study on your school's campus. If you'd like help getting plugged in to a small group on your campus feel free to contact Katie.



Join Community Connect, search for “College Group”, and request to join!

Join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram @sbcommunity_college.

“Those who know your name put their trust in you, for you,
O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.”

Psalm 9:10