Christ Church offers a handful of options for youth 6th through 12th grade. There are in-church offerings for every age group, as well as an ecumenical offering that meets
during the school year.
The Journey to Adulthood is a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for 6th -12th grades. This program uses the Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, outreach ministries to underscore a child’s path to adulthood.
There are three two-year segments of the program:
Rite-13: The first two years (6th/7th or 7th/8th graders) focus on celebrating the individuality of each person and their creative potential. The Rite-13 liturgy is the community expression of this and a rite of passage form childhood towards adulthood.
J2A: The middle portion of the program (8th/9th or 9th/10th graders), engages youth with the skills and critical thinking involved in adulthood. The youth plan and embark on a pilgrimage together at the end of this segment.
4Ward: This is a mentor-based program that helps older teens (11th/12th graders) discern and carry out a ministry within their church and the larger community. A final rite of passage sends into the world as ambassadors of Christ.
Ecumenical Youth Group
The ecumenical youth group meets every second and fourth Sunday at 5-6:30. The group is a collaboration between four churches (Christ Church, Trinity Lutheran, United Methodist, and First Presbyterian) in the community. For more information, see the calendar, newsletter, or announcements in church.