The Youth Ministry of Christ Church embraces and supports our youth and their families, inspires and guides their spiritual growth as disciples of Christ, and empowers them to serve the church and the world.
Senior Voyage (grade 12): Mondays in March (2, 9, 16, 23) – Register here (link).
Middle School Bible Study (grades 6-8): Mondays in March (2, 9, 16, 23) – Register here (link).
SoFresh (grades 9-10): Mondays in March (2, 9, 16, 23) Register here (link).
Junior Journey (grade 11): Mondays in March (2, 9, 16, 23) Register here (link).
Glory Ridge: Register here (link). This spring, grades 8-12 are eligible to serve at Glory Ridge, May 8-10. Glory Ridge is a multi-denominational Christian camp founded in 1973. The camp is located in Madison County, North Carolina on 28 acres overlooking the French Broad River. Students work with the Madison County Housing Coalition providing services like painting, roof repair, or plumbing. Glory Ridge provides us with a staff member who serves as our daily site manager. We travel by vans to Glory Ridge and all meals will be made onsite by our kitchen crew. The trip cost $135 and includes most meals, travel, and building materials.
Sunday Morning Christian Formation
Each Sunday, September – May, join us from 10:10 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. Grades 6-12 meet in the classrooms in the basement of the Baker Wing. There are four classes – 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and high school.
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
Sundays, September – early May. This evening program gives students a space to explore, deepen, and sustain their relationship with Christ, learn more about the church, and find ways to connect with peers. We play games, have group activities, read scripture, and connect our faith to our daily lives alongside many wonderful EYC leaders.
- Pre-EYC (6th Grade) – 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., once each month during the fall (this group joins Jr. EYC in January)
- Jr. EYC (7th & 8th Grades) – 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
- Dinner (All Grades) – 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
- Sr. EYC (9th-12th Grades) – 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
EYC Meal Sign-Ups
We are in need of families to help provide meals for EYC on Sunday nights. Volunteers plan, prepare, serve and clean up for a meal with a team of 4-6 people. Meals should consist of an entree, including a vegetarian option; vegetable, fruit or salad; bread; and dessert (100% nut-free). Please also keep our gluten-free friends in mind! Click here to sign up to serve dinner or click here to help with our monthly snacks. You may also contact Melissa Tillman our parent volunteer with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Bible Study
All high school grades gather Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. to view movies followed by discussion using a verse or quote to learn about the living Word by discovering the depth of how God is revealed to us through daily life. We rotate to different student’s homes throughout the year; we meet at the church the first Wednesday of each month with dinner provided. Very casual, just bring yourself! Student hosts will be posted on social media. Addresses are sent in our weekly emails. No registration needed.
Contact: Kate Oldham
Middle School Bible Study
This seasonal gathering provides a time of connection and fellowship for students in grades 6-8 in a small group setting. Starting with dinner followed by program, we explore topics and stories in the Bible and how they can relate to us today, incorporating games, activities, conversation and more. We have a September, November, and March series meeting 6:30-7:45 p.m. Days vary with each series. Registration Links can be found under quick links at the top of the top of the youth page. Contact: Kate Oldham
Grade Level Small Groups
Each year we offer a variety of grade-level small groups in a similar series-based model to Middle School Bible Study, allowing students to gather in close communities of fellowship and discussion around age-appropriate topics. Past groups include Freshman Fellows, Sophomore Seekers, and Senior Voyage. Generally, we have a September, November, and March series meeting 6:30-7:45 p.m. Days vary with each series. Registration links can be found under quick links at the top of the youth page. Contact: Loftin Johnson
Confirmation is a sacramental rite where you are affirming your covenant, or promise, from Baptism that was made by your parents. Confirmation is your turn to prepare and renew or strengthen your beliefs. In Confirmation we ask for God’s help in our relationship with God and with the Church. There is no set time in life to be confirmed. Everyone must answer for themselves “I do”, “I Believe,” and “I will with God’s Help.” Your church and family provide the support, but it is your decision. To learn more about the Confirmation offerings for youth at Christ Church, follow this link. Contact: Liz Stroff, Director of Parish Programs, email@example.com
Confirmation Registration for 8th Graders (2019-2020) – register
Confirmation Sponsor Registration – register
Acolytes: New Acolyte Registration Fall 2019
New Acolyte Trainings: Sunday October 20 and Sunday November 10, 2019
The term “acolyte” comes from… Acolytes serve each Sunday assisting clergy during worship. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to serve after training, rotating between the 9 and 11am Sunday services and special services (Christmas, Holy Week, etc). Roles include crucifer, torch bearers, lighting candles, carrying the Gospel book, and assisting with the offering and Eucharist preparation. New acolyte registration takes place each fall, but new students can join at any time. Trainings take place throughout the year. Contact Liz Stroff, Director of Parish Programs firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pit Stop for the Modern Family
As our children grow up, life only begins to move faster. In the midst of school and activities, we can often miss the experience of faith development and a deeper understanding of relationship in the family. The hope is to allow a space where parents can stop and reflect on how we can help our children develop through communication and connection with their family and faith. Classes are offered periodically with a different guest speaker, target age group, and focus or theme. Contact Liz Stroff, Director of Parish Programs email@example.com.
Run for Young is a certified 5k run/walk planned and managed by the Christ Church Youth. Learn more at our website www.runforyoung.org. High school youth are invited to serve as planning committee members (October-February), and youth in grades 6-12 are able to volunteer on race day. Contact Steven Peden, 2020 chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.