We strive to connect our students with Jesus Christ and equip them with the skills they need to live out their faith. We do this through building personal relationships in small groups and walking them through the Bible. We walk them through challenging topics and discussions and we encourage them to think critically about their faith. Every week, we offer free food, an assortment of games, and live worship that is led by our Youth Band. 

We love Jesus. We love this family. We get better together.

We invite, invite, invite! 


Erica Peel
Director of Student Ministries

Landon Gaxiola
Coordinator of Student Ministries


What is your mission?

We exist to connect students to Jesus Christ and equip them to live out their faith.

What is the best way to get my student plugged into Christ Church Teens?

We have an AMAZING Team that is ready and excited to welcome your student! There is no need to register prior to attending a students gathering. We will welcome your student in, plug them into a Life Group, and ensure that they have an incredible time! If you would like your student to get connected before attending, text the number (618) 205-6012 with your students first & last name and grade and we will be sure to connect them to one of our Life Group Leaders!

What is the best way to get updates on what is happening in Christ Church Teens?

The best way to receive updates from CCT is by signing up on our email list and texting list. Our Team sends out weekly emails and texts with details about all that is happening in the life of CCT! To get signed up, click on the links at the bottom of the page. 

What does a CCT Youth Group Night look like?

CCT consists of large and life group experiences including games, life group discussions, teachings, prayer, live worship and anything else we can think of to engage the youth. We craft our own curriculum based on the needs of our students. We focus on engaging the youth in a variety of activities that they find exciting in order to teach them the faith, and build a community where they experience Christ.  We talk about the gospel message and inspire them to not just know about God, but to know him on a personal level. We equip them with the skills they need to stand firm in their own faith walk.

How are students put into life groups?  Are the groups consistent week to week?

We divide youth into life groups based on gender and grade.  We find that this is the best way to build community at each level. The life groups remain consistent from week to week as well as their life group leader.

Is there a fee for my child to participate in the Youth Ministry Program?

No! There is no cost to attend CCT. However, students do pay a cost for special events and activities outside the regular program, such as retreats and mission trips. For all activities, scholarships are available to students in need.

Does youth group take a break for the summer?

CCT does not take a break. We still have Wednesday Night Youth Group and Sunday Morning Bible Study. This year, we are taking a new approach to summer! There will still be plenty of fun, but student-led worship and lessons will continue throughout the summer. We also go on two big trips. We take our Summer Mission Trip in June and our Upperclassmen Trip in July. While on these trips we do still have youth available for those who are unable to attend the trips.


Sauce Off 2022

When: Every Wednesday In May

What: During our Summer Mission Trip, we partner with Street Reach Ministries. A big part of their ministry is called the Laundry Ministry. What the Laundromat Ministry is all about is giving back to the people. Not only do we help clean and restock the laundromat, but we also pay for people’s laundry and take time to share the Gospel with them.

For a little incentive, the students have a chance to dump the sauce of their choice on leaders AND students!

BBQ Fundraiser

When: Sunday, May 22nd, After All Morning Services

What: Raising money for our Summer Mission Trip! Every cent earned will be used to pay for transportation, fees, and everything needed to make this trip happen!

CCT Summer Mission Trip


Date: Sunday, June 19 through Friday, June 24, 2022

Time: 9:00AM (Sunday) – 8:00PM (Friday)

Grades: 6th-12th Grade in the 2022-2022 School Year (Open to first 50 students)


Group Limit: FULL

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:15pm

Description: Join us for our Summer Mission Trip as we go back to partner with Street Reach Ministries in Memphis, Tennessee. On this trip, we will go back to Camp Que Que where we will lead a Bible Camp for kids 5-11 years old. We will share Bible Stories, lead them in arts & crafts, dance around to songs with them, and play games. In the afternoon we will have different service projects such as a Prayer Tour, Open Gym, Laundromat Ministries, Soccer Club, and so much more. We will begin each day in a devotion led by Pastor Tim and end each night in worship and group devotions. This is one incredible experience YOU don’t want to miss!

CCT Upperclassmen Trip

Date: Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2022

Cost: $250.00 (Now through July 10th)

Grades: 11th-12th Grade Students in the 2021-2022 School Year

Time: 8:00AM (Monday) – 8:00PM (Friday)

Registration Dates: Now through July 18th

Group Limit: 50

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, July 13th @ 8:15pm

Confirmation Email: Please include the date for the Parent Meeting

Description: Join us for our annual Upperclassmen Trip as we head down to Kimberling City, MO. We use this trip as an opportunity to celebrate our graduating seniors and welcome in our NEW seniors as they step into their leadership roles. We spend the week in serious devotions, Bible Studies, and worship while also spending a ton of time having fun with Mini Golf, Sights & Sounds Play, Boating, Canoeing, and so much more. This is a MUST DO for any students in 11th and 12th Grade!

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