High School

High School

A weekly rhythm is important for high school students to keep Jesus in the center of their lives. Our three weekly connection points are designed to help our students, wherever they are at with their faith, to live a life where they worship, grow, and serve as followers of Jesus Christ.

 

  • +

    Koinonia | Small Groups
    High School Ministry

    Koinonia 2020–2021

    Koinonia (Greek for "fellowship" or "community") is the high school ministry at Christ Church. We believe that the church can and should be a place where students understand their identity in Christ, experience belonging in His family, and value their Kingdom purpose. Our prayer is that Koinonia can be a place where those things are true for our high school students. Outlined below is the structure of student ministry this fall:

    Small Groups | Weekly In-Person beginning 2/21

    We are so excited to be offering high school small groups weekly in-person beginning 2/21. Find more details and a calendar by clicking HERE.

    Prior to attending in-person small groups, each student must have a parent/guardian complete our Weekly COVID Check-in by clicking the button below.

    For students who are less comfortable meeing at person at this time, our small groups leaders will be working to offer the option Zooming into the in-person group.

    Gather | Student Worship Nights | Monthly | 7:008:30 p.m.  

    Next Date | TBD

    Gather dates have moved online until further notice - see you on YouTube!

    Worship is an important part of the life of our students and we are excited to offer monthly worship nights for our student community to come together. Gather evenings will feel like camp sessions with amazing worship, biblical teaching and encouragement, great fellowship with friends, and a whole lot of fun! Beginning in November, Gather will be hosted in the Worship Auditorium at our Oak Brook Campus. All church-wide COVID Protocol will be strictly enforced indoors. ‚Äč

    Please note that for all our in-person student events this season, students will be required to:

    • Register for the event
    • Wear a face covering
    • Maintain social distancing 
  • +

    Summer Retreat | August 5-7, 2021

    High School Summer Retreat | August 5-7, 2021

    We are so excited for our first ever Summer Retreat! This three-day retreat held at Expeditions Unlimited in Baraboo, WI, will provide students with a much needed opportunity amidst the pandemic to connect with the broader high school community, and space to grow deeper in their faith in Christ or get to know Him for the first time. We are so excited for a few days of adventure, worship, and community! Space will be limited. 

    Registration Coming Soon | Be sure to save the date!

    Questions? Contact Julie Johnson: jjohnson@christchurch.us

  • +

    Confirmation
    Ninth Grade Entry Point

    Confirmation Journey 2020/2021

    Our confirmation program serves two purposes: 1) A journey that walks students through the basics of the Christian faith, practices, and beliefs, and 2) an in-road for freshmen into our high school community. 

    This year we have shifted our confirmation curriculum to provide students and families daily devotionals intended to help guide students to claim the faith journey as their own. Students will be partnered with an adult mentor to help guide them through this process and meet with a small group of students every other week via Zoom to check in on progress, help answer questions, and build meaningful relationship with one another. As the landscape continues to shift around COVID, there may be changes for how these groups engage down the road. This year confirmation will be separate from our weekly student small groups, and part of the confirmation expectation will be for students to be regularly engaged with their small group community through Koinonia.

     

    The journey will begin in February and culminate in May with our Milestone Celebration worship service (details TBD). At that time, we will celebrate this milestone in the lives of our students as they confirm their intention to invite Jesus into the center of their story - into the center of their lives. Toward the end of January, we will connect students with their mentors and groups and equip everyone for the confirmation journey ahead!

     

    Click the link below to watch the Confirmation Info meeting from Thursday, January 21.

     

    Info Meeting Video | Info Sheet

     

    Confirmation Schedule | Daily Devotionals

     

  • +

    Lead Me to the Cross

    Lead Me to the Cross | Beginning 02.28

    In this series, we will be reflecting on the main moments on Jesus' last days and resurrection. By spending time in the scriptural narratives of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, and pairing each of them with a practical spiritual discipline, we'll dive into the Holy Week story in an exciting new way!

    We are excited to be offering weekly, in-person somall groups for our students! Find more details and a calendar by clicking HERE.

    Week 1 | Palm Sunday | Prayer of Examen

    Talksheet | Spiritual Discipline Video

    Parent Podcast

    Each week, we'll spend a few minutes talking about what we are teaching your students in small groups and how you can continue the conversation at home!

    Podcast Link

  • +

    Life On Mission

    Life On Mission | Beginning 01.31

    Through the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment, God is calling us to live our lives on mission - to live for others! These weeks, we will talk about places near and far where we can have influence to bring God's light to those who need it most.

    Beginning 2/21, we are excited to be offering weekly, in-person somall groups for our students! Find more details and a calendar by clicking HERE.

    Week 4 | Loving Those Far | Preaching Hope to the Nations

    Talksheet | Teaching Video

    Week 3 | Loving Those Near | Preaching Hope to the Nations

    Talksheet | Teaching Video

    Week 2 | Loving Those Far | Justice for the Marginalized

    Talksheet | Teaching Video

    Week 1 | Loving Those Near | Justice for the Marginalized

    Talksheet | Teaching Video

    Parent Podcast

    Each week, we'll spend a few minutes talking about what we are teaching your students in small groups and how you can continue the conversation at home!

    Podcast Link

  • +

    Digital Resources Amidst the COVID-19 Closures

    Digital resources for families amidst the COVID-19 closures

    With schools and church services canceled, our family team is working hard to produce and curate materials that point families towards God. Please check out the links below for great youtube content and fun family discussions.

    Text Updates: Receive regular updates about new content and Weekly Digital Programming. Text the following codes to the number 81010.

    • Early Childhood - @wonderzone
    • Elementary - @cc-kidzone
    • Middle School - @COW19
    • High School - @HSUpdate

    YouTube Channels: We will use these channels to create and curate video content for families and youth. Our student ministry will be using their accounts to have live programming Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Middle School) and Sundays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (High School)

    Social Media: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we regularly post content and create community engagement opportunities.

  • +

    Contemporary or Classic Worship
    Worship With Us!

    Sundays 10:45 am (year round)

    This worship service has become a place where many of our students effectively connect to God and His People. We meet in Auditorium for contemporary style worship and the Sanctuary for classic. Our hope is that our students will enter into a weekly rhythm of corporate worship — at 10:45 am or at one of our other worship services.