High School Ministry
Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook
Sundays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. | Oak Brook

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.

 
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    Roca y Agua | High School Camp
    June 11–16 | Grades 9–12

    Roca y Agua

    June 11–16 | Bull Shoals Lake, AR 
    Incoming Grades 9–12

    Roca y Agua is an annual summer camp unlike any other. We’ll spend the week water skiing, tubing, swimming, cliff jumping and spending quality time with friends on houseboats on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas. Each day also includes rooftop gatherings of worship, biblical teachings from Pastor Eric Haskins and meaningful boat group conversations. You won’t want to miss this!

    Cost: $795

    Questions? – Please reach out to Emily Maruyama | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us | 630.407.7079

    Registration opens at noon on February 1

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    Chicago | High School Mission Trip
    July 16–21 | Incoming Grades 9–12

    Chicago Mission Trip

    July 16–21 | Incoming Grades 9–12

    We are excited to partner with Christ Church's beloved mission partner, By The Hand, a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college. This ministry serves more than 1,700 under-resourced and marginalized children. We will be serving with local non-profit organizations that impact the city as well as leading a sports clinic with their students. This experience will give us an opportunity to experience God moving right here in Chicago as we spend several days and overnights in the city, being housed at Concordia University.

    Cost: $500

    Questions? – Please reach out to Emily Maruyama | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us | 630.407.7079

    Registration opens at noon on February 1

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    Baja | High School Mission Trip 
    July 22–29 | Incoming Grades 11–12

    Baja Mission Trip

    July 22–29, 2023 | Tijuana, Mexico
    Incoming Grades 11–12

    We are back again in Mexico, partnering with DOXA who has been active on the West side of Tijuana since the early 1990s. They have had the privilege of building over 2,200 houses, thereby providing shelter to over 11,000 people. DOXA also partners with local orphanages to help with projects, resources and relationships. This experience of building houses from the ground up and serving in children’s programming will help us grow in our faith and relationships with our team.

    Cost: $1,500 (Fundraising Available)

    Questions? – Please reach out to Emily Maruyama | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us | 630.407.7079

    Registration Opens at Noon on February 1

     

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    Koinonia | High School Ministry
    Sundays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. | September 11–May 7

    Koinonia | High School Ministry

    Sunday Nights | September 11–May 7, 2023 | 7:00–8:45 p.m.
    Oak Brook | Student Center (lower level)Koinonia (the Greek word for community) is the heart of our High School ministry here at Christ Church.  Our weekly night of connection includes, friends, fun, worship, large group teaching and small group time where students will spend time with their grade and gender–based groups discussing the teaching content for that week, praying and enjoying fellowship.

    Questions?  Email Emily Maruyama at emaruyama@ChristChurch.us

    2022/23 School Year Calendar

     

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    Mosaic Community
    Wednesday Night Leadership Group | 7:00–8:30 p.m.
    September 14–May 7

    Mosaic Community

    Wednesdays | September 11–May 7 2023 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Atrium

    Mosaic provides an opportunity for our committed students to develop and grow as student leaders. Mosaic is a community broken into "tiles" that are groups of students and adult volunteers who desire to serve out of how they are wired (band, serving, creative arts, up front leadership, etc.).

    Our weekly gatherings are divided into two parts:

    1. Mosaic Community | 7:00‐7:45 p.m.
      Students gather for a spiritual exercise, leadership training, and collaboration in the design, development, and ownership of our ministry.
    2. Tile Time | 7:45-8:30 p.m.
      This is where students collaborate within the specific tasks connected to their tile to design to "own" various parts of ministry (band rehearsal, designing service opportunities, etc.) Each tile has an adult volunteer leader who is passionate about the "tile" in which they lead, creating a multi‐generational approach to leadership development.

     

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    Fall Retreat 2023
    High School Retreat | October 20-22

    Fall Retreat 2023

    October 20-22 | Covenant Harbor, Lake Geneva, WI

    Fall Retreat is a weekend away at Covenant Harbor that offers students time to rest and recalibrate amid their hectic school and extra-curricular schedules. This weekend is often celebrated as the highlight of our students’ years as they can move away from the many distractions of their weekly lives and fully focus on their friendships in this community and space to worship and connect with God. 

    Students meet at the Oak Brook campus in the early evening on October 20 and take coach buses up to Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, WI. After enjoying a weekend of fun and friendship as well as worship and teaching, they will return to the Oak Brook location in the afternoon of October 22. This weekend is a ‘can't miss’ for any high school student!

    If you have questions about the Fall Retreat, please reach out to Emily Maruyama at emaruyama@ChristChurch.us 

    Look for Fall Retreat registration in early August, 2023

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    Contemporary or Classic Worship
    Worship With Us!

    Sundays 10:45 a.m. (year round)

    Worshipping as a part of a larger community is significant for the spiritual developlment of an adolescent. Research suggests that high school students who were regularly part of an ongoing worshipping community were more likely to maintain their faith beyond high school. At Christ Church, we are eager to help our students develop not only in their peer communities, but as part of the wider church. We encourage students to sit with their families for worship or, feel free to join other students who sit together. Our staff and volunteers attend worship and are eager to help studnets connect with one another or to sit with a student who may not be attending with their family. If you have any questions about Sunday morning worship, please contatc us and we will help you connect (jjohnson@christchurch.us).