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.

Student Serve Opportunities | Summer
We are looking for students in college, and incoming grades 10–12 to be cabin leaders and jr. cabin leaders for Rock ‘N Canoe, our overnight summer camp for grades 4–5. Program staffers, cabin leaders and special need buddies are also needed for Camp COW, our overnight camp for middle school students. Vacation Bible School is also another amazing way students, incoming grades 6–college, can model their faith and help get kids excited about Jesus. Use links below to register.




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    Roca y Agua | High School Camp
    June 11–16 | Incoming 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!

    For more details CLICK HERE

    Cost: $795

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



    When the trip is full, please register on the waitlist and we will contact you if a space becomes available.


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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.

    For more details CLICK HERE

    Cost: $500

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



    If the trip is full, please register for the WAITLIST and we will contact you if a space opens up.


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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.

    For more details CLICK HERE

    Cost: $1,500 (Fundraising Available)

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

    If the trip is full, please register for the WAITLIST and we will contact you if a space opens up.



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    Summer Koinonia 2023
    Sundays | 7:00–8:45 p.m.

    Koinonia Summer House Groups

    Wednesdays | June 7, 21, 28 | July 12, 19 & 26 | 7:00–8:45 p.m.
    Incoming Grade 9–Graduating Seniors

    Throughout the summer, our Koinonia community will be gathering in backyards to hang out, eat food, play games, and spend some time in small groups talking about scripture! We will meet from 7:00–8:45 p.m. Wednesday nights through June and July.

    June 7 | Christ Church Oak Brook Student Center

    June 21 | Hinsdale

    June 28 | Downers Grove

    July 12 | Clarendon Hills

    July 19 | Elmhurst

    July 26 | Oak Brook

    Feel free to just show up - reach out to emaruyama@ChristChurch.us with any questions. Friends are more than welcome!

    You can find the exact address the day of by signing up for the Koinonia text updates. Please text "@HSupdate" to 81010. 


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    Student Serve Opportunities
    Sundays, Weekdays & Summer

    Vacation Bible School | Oak Brook | June 19–23
    We are looking for volunteers for many different roles. Students entering grade 6 in the fall can register to volunteer and help in the preschool classrooms. Adults and students grades 6–college are welcome! Register here.

    Vacation Bible School | Butterfield | June 26–30
    Students entering grade 6 in the fall through adult can register to volunteer. Classes will be grouped with mixed ages. Register here.

    Christ Church Kids Volunteer | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Help children experience and know God’s love and grace. Join us in creating a place where kids feel safe and secure and littles can participate in worship and learn from God’s Word. If you are interested in being a faith mentor or a helper in classes with children birth to grade 5 during church services, please register here to let us know your preferences (availability, age, grade, etc.). The youngest volunteer can be in sixth grade. Email Jennie Amidei at jamidei@christchurch.us with any questions.

    Christ Church Kids Check-in Volunteer | 40 minute commitment on Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    We are in need of volunteers to welcome parents and kids, check in new kids at the computer kiosks, and show families to classrooms. If technology or hospitality is your gift, this is the role for you! We would need help 20 minutes before and after service starts. For example, for the 9:00 a.m. service, we would need you at check-in 8:40–9:20 a.m. Then you can join your family for the service. High schoolers and adults welcome! Register here and share your preferences with us.

    Buddy for Children with Special Needs | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Provide one to one support for a child with special needs or assist in a classroom that has children with needs helping them experience God’s love and offering appropriate support. Register here if you would like to join our team in this role.

    Child Care Helper | Weekday Mornings & Special Events | Oak Brook 
    Support families seeking to grow in their faith by providing a safe and engaging place for their children, infants through kindergarten. Email Jordan Stevens at jstevens@ChristChurch.us to join our team.

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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 | Our Student Leadership 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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    Senior Graduation Banquet | High School
    Wednesday, May 3 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | All Seniors

    Senior Graduation Banquet | High School

    Wednesday, May 3 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook

    The Graduation Banquet is an annual celebration for the parents and students of our senior class from both campuses as they come to the close of their high school career. All seniors are welcome, even if you haven't been to Koinonia or Mosaic.


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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).