We desire the Christ Church Youth Group to be a community of youth with hearts captured by Jesus, growing in the grit of their holy affections.
Youth at Christ Church (Grades 6-12)
At Christ Church we value the intergenerational make up of Christ’s body. Youth leaders from our congregation invest in the lives of junior high and high school students, mentoring them in the faith, shepherding them in prayer and community, and loving them in the name of Jesus. This is a space set apart for the Lord to engage our youth specifically – heart, soul, and might.
To join youth group please fill out this registration form.
Our youth are a significant part of our body, bringing insight, energy, and passion to our collective devotion. While there are many opportunities at Christ Church for youth to live into their relationship with God, we also have three specific places of engagement we encourage:
1. Youth Group
Youth group, 6th through 12th grades, will generally meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Youth Group leaders will also connect with their group once a month, and an all youth group gathering will be hosted by various parents once a month as well. This year our junior high youth group will meet from 11AM-12:30PM in the Mezzanine (TexFed), and our senior high youth group will meet from 1:30-3:30PM at FoodHeads (616 W. 34th St., 78705).
To join the youth and parent email listserve or for any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Sunday Service
Youth at Christ Church are active worshippers who both meet with and reveal the Lord to us. The Word and Sacrament are anchors of the Faith, and our prayer is that youth are formed through participation in our weekly worship. Youth also are invited to participate in helping us enter into worship through several roles, two of which are crucifer and server (acolyte). Youth may be eligible to act as a crucifer upon their 10th birthday, and as a server upon their 13th. Youth have additionally served with slides, hospitality, greeting, and other roles alongside their families and friends.
3. Mission Opportunities
We also encourage our youth to participate in Christ Church’s mission activities throughout the year.
Church Under the Bridge (CUB) – First Sunday of the Month
Mission Possible – Spring Break
Guatemala Mission Trip – Each Year in June
4. Catechism Class (Grades 10-12)
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.
Whether or not someone decides to get confirmed here at Christ Church, we offer for all 10th through 12th graders a Catechism Class where we will grapple with the Faith afresh and consider what it means for the Faith to be our own. It is an intense year of discipleship, cultivated around the ACNA Catechism, To Be A Christian. Catechism class happens every other year and is scheduled to resume Fall 2018.