CHRIST CHURCH TEENS

7TH – 12TH GRADE STUDENTS
Wednesdays (6-8PM)
Sundays (10:45AM-12PM) Fairview Campus – Lounge

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. 


Mission Statement: We exist to connect students with Jesus Christ and equip them to live out their faith.

Core Values: We love Jesus! We love this family! We get better together! We invite invite invite!


Questions?

Erica Peel
Director of Student Ministries
EricaPeel@mychristchurch.com

Jon Weems
Coordinator of Student Ministries
jonweems@mychristchurch.com

FAQ

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 their group, and ensure that they have an incredible time! If you would like your student to get connected before attending, email Erica at ericapeel@mychristchurch.com.

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 small group experiences including games, small 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 have made pretty big changes to how we divide up our students. We used to divide by grade and gender. We noticed that was a huge barrier for our students as a reason to return or as a reason to not invite their friends because they were in a different grade. During the 2023-2024 school year, we tried a new method where we allowed the students freedome to choose who their leader was and who they sat with. We did split up 7-9th grade as one group and 10-12th grade as another group.

For the 2024-2025 school year, we will divide youth into three groups: 7/8th grade, 9/10th grade, and 11/12th grade. In those groups, we will have dedicated leaders who will be specifically assigned to that age group. In each grouping, the students will still be able to choose their leader and who they sit with. Our goal is to have TRUE small groups of 1 leader for every 6 students.

The goal of this is to help create a little more consistency so that our leaders and students have more dedicated opportunities to build intentional relationships.

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. See below for what our Wednesday Summer Schedule looks like. We also go on two big trips during the summer. 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.


2024 Events

Summer Series: June Schedule

  • June 5th: Slip N Slide Kickball
  • June 19th: Kaplowey & Color Wars
  • June 12th: Movie Night & Popcorn Bar
  • June 26th: Recess Night

Summer Series: July

  • July 3rd: Slip N Slide | Foam Party
  • July 10th: Paint Night
  • July 17th: Trike Relay Race | Giant Kickball Townball
  • July 24th: Video Game Night
  • July 31st: Bowling Night @ St. Clair Bowling Alley
  • August 7th: Team Competitions

Upperclassmen Trip (July 8-12)

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 Study, and worship while also spending a ton of time having fun with Mini Golf, Sights & Sounds, Boating, Canoeing, and so much more. This event is INVITATION only.

Schedule | Packing List | 2023 Recap Video

Fall Kick Off (Aug 14th)

Join us as we welcome back our leaders and kick off the 2024-2025 school year. We will be sharing the plans and changes for the next year and spend dedicated time allowing the students an opportunity to get to know the leaders through games and fun activities.

24-25 Parent AND Student Meeting (Aug 18th)

Our hope and desire is to partner WITH you – the parents! Did you know to be consider a “regular” attendee a student only has to show up once a month? That’s ONLY 12 hours a YEAR. While we strive to impact, teach, and pour into our students we can only do so much. We believe the biggest difference happens when the church and the family partners together. We’d love for you to join us for our Parent AND Student Meeting on Sunday, August 18th @ 12:30pm in the Lounge. Lunch will be provided.

Rooted: Confirmation Class (Sept 15, 22, 29)

CCT is hosting Rooted – Becoming A Christian; a three-week class to teach our students what it means to become a Christian and how they can truly own their own faith. The purpose of this class is to help build up strong Christians and equip them with the tools they will need in their daily walk with Christ. This class is available to all students in currently in 6th-8th grade. Confirmation Celebration will be Sunday, March 23rd at 12:30pm. Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, May 4th.

Senior High Fall Retreat (Oct 12-14th)

Calling all students in 9-12th grade. You’re invited to join us for a spiritually challenging weekend in nature, enjoying FUN outdoor activities, with a focus on building and growing your relationship with God. Our mission is focused on YOU! We want to grow your connection with Christ and equip you with the skills you’re going to need to grow out your faith. We’ll be diving deep into the Word and challenging you in your faith walk.

Schedule | Packing List | 2023 Recap Video

Trunk Or Treat (Oct 27)

Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat Event that is open to ALL families of all ages. This is an evangelistic event designed to welcome families into the church in a light hearted and fun manner. Christ Church Teens will be hosting a walk through experience in the Student Lounge along with several tables hosted by our own students. This event is from 3-5pm

Friendsgiving (Nov 20)

Join us as we come together for our annual Friendsgiving event as we celebrate Thanksgiving together with food, games, and tons of fun! Come hungry and you’re guaranteed to leave happy after a night full of fun and laughs. This is a GREAT opportunity for you to invite a friend you’ve been wanting to come check out CCT. 2022 Recap Video

Friendsgiving 2.0 (Nov 27)

‘Tis the season to be thankful! Let’s come together to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving with a quick message on thankfulness, a handful of thanksgiving activities, and then we will end the night playing games in the gym.

Gingerbread Decorating Competition (Dec TBD)

Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with some light hearted Christmas fun. We’ll have a mini devotion, gingerbread decorating competitions, Christmas themed games, snacks, and of course LOTS of fun.

2025 Events

Youth Conference (Jan 17-19th)

Our hearts behind our Youth Conference is to pour into our students, challenge them in their faith life, and open up opportunities for our students to hear from followers of Christ around the church. This weekend will be impactful, memorable and play a HUGE role in developing your students in their walk with Christ! Sign up today & invest in something that will have a lasting impact.

Schedule | 2024 Recap Video

Rooted: Confirmation Class (Feb 23 & Mar 2 & 9)

CCT is hosting Rooted – Becoming A Christian; a three-week class to teach our students what it means to become a Christian and how they can truly own their own faith. The purpose of this class is to help build up strong Christians and equip them with the tools they will need in their daily walk with Christ. This class is available to all students in grades 7-12th grade. Confirmation Celebration will be Sunday, March 16th at 12:30pm. Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, May 4th at the 9:30am and 11:00am services.

Confirmation Celebration (Sunday, March 16th)

Join us as we celebrate our confirmands with their families. We share a meal, share what all we’ve been discussing, have a quick message, and have an opportunity for each our students to be acknowledged and celebrated. Please be sure to RSVP for you and your family.

One Day Trip (Saturday, March 29th | 8am-8pm)

Join us for our One Day Trip as we spend the day pouring into our students, helping encourage their faith walk, and giving them a spiritual boost. We will be spending the day in nature, group discussions, and worship! It is a FUN day out and a quick reset.

Schedule | 2024 Recap Video

Glow Night (April 30th)

Join us for our ANNUAL Glow Night Event. We will conclude our Easter Series by sharing the Gospel Message and challenging them to lean into their faith by stepping out. We will end the night with a egg hunt, GLOW games, dance party, and we will be giving out a variety of prizes.

Student Sunday (May 4th 8:00am-12:30pm)

Join us as we take over the church and CELEBRATE our students. Our students will be leading worship, ushering, greeting, serving desserts, hosting online and in person, helping with the tech team, and so much more! We will also be confirming all of our students who have walked through our Confirmation Classes.

2023 Recap Video

Car Wash Fundraiser (May 4th 1:30-3:30pm)

Our students will be hosting a car fundraiser to help earn money to pay for their upcoming Mission Trip. This will be held in the front parking lot from 1:30-3:30pm. Cost will be donation only. All proceeds will go directly towards paying the admission fees for our students that will be attending the upcoming Summer Mission Trip.

BBQ Fundraiser (Sunday, May 18 | 9a-12:30p)

Join us for our annual BBQ Fundraiser. We’ll have pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, desserts, and soda available. A plate costs $15 and includes ALL items. All donations collected will go towards helping offset the cost of our students upcoming Summer Mission Trip

Grad Night (Wednesday, May 29th | 6-8pm)

We will be celebrating our graduating 8th and 12th grade students as they get ready for the next phase of their life. It will also be our final night of the school year and the last night for our leaders before we begin our Summer Series.

Promotion Sunday (Sunday, June 1st)

WELCOME ALL NEW 7TH GRADE STUDENTS!!!

All students get promoted to their new grades. On Sunday, June 1st our new 7th Grade students come hang out with us as we play a bunch of games and get to know them. Our new 7th Graders will also get to join us for the first time starting Wednesday, June 4th as well.

Junior High Blow Out (Sun, June 2nd | 5-7pm)

As a way to welcome in our NEWEST 7th Grade Students, we are hosting our ANNUAL Junior High Blow Out. This a fun way for our new 7th Graders to get to know some of the other students and leaders in a smaller setting. It’s a night full of games, food, and fun. This event is open to all students who completed 6-8th Grade during the 2024-2025 school year.

Summer Mission Trip (June 22-27)

Join us as we RETURN back to Street Reach Ministry to serve the community in Memphis, TN. The students will be responsible for leading Bible Club to kids 4yr through 11yr olds Monday through Friday. We will also be responsible for doing different service projects such as the Laundry Mat, Open Gym, House Cleaning, and Prayer Tour. Wednesday will be our FUN night out. We will also have a daily devotion, worship, and group discussion time. Email Erica Peel for more information.

Schedule | Packing List | 2023 Recap Video

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