High School Ministry
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 (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:
Next Date | November 15
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.
Small Groups | Hybrid Model
Click Here to read through our new Hybrid Model for small groups beginning 12.09.20.
Small groups in this season will become even more central to our ministry. Students will begin the year by meeting with their small groups in various local parks and backyards on Wednesday evenings. These groups will work through Scripture together via curriculum sent out by our Student Ministry team and facilitated by our amazing volunteer team.
Please note that for all our student events this fall students will be required to:
- Register for the event
- Wear a face covering
- Maintain social distancing
Light of Life
Light of Life | Beginning 11.15
In this series, we will be celebrating the Advent season and the coming of Jesus by understanding how he offers us the Light of Life (John 8:12). Through his life, as described in the Gospels, we can see how Jesus provides us powerful Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love. When we live our lives modeled after Jesus', we can share his light with those around us.
All small groups are meeting via Zoom:
Week 2 | Luke 10:38-42 | Joy / Heartfelt Contentment
Week 1 | Luke 5:37-27 | Peace / Restorative Relationships
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!
Ninth Grade Entry Point
Confirmation Pushed to January 2021
Due to the effects of COVID-19 on our ministry's programs and protocol, we have moved Confirmation to begin in January 2021. That said, we are still so excited to bring our freshman class into the life of our student ministry! We welcome your student to sign up for one of our freshman small groups that will begin in September 2020 and for our kick-off worship night on September 13. Registration for those to come!
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. Check back here for registration for confirmation 20/21 in the months ahead!
October 23 - 25, 2020
October 23-25, 2020 | Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
Fall Sabbath is a weekend retreat at Phantom Ranch that offers students a time to recalibrate amidst their busy schedules of school and extra-curriculars. This weekend is often the highlight of our students’ years as they can move away from the many distractions of their weekly lives and fully focus on their relationship with Christ. Register now!
Registration to come August 2020.
If you need assistance with registration or would like to register by phone please contact our registration desk at 630.321.6752 x293 between the hours of 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday or email Linda Caron at firstname.lastname@example.org with a time and number for a convenient call back.
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.
- Facebook - Children
- Instagram - Family
- Facebook - Middle School
- Instagram - Middle School
- Facebook - High School
- Instagram - High School
Family Discussion Guides: Utilize these discussions in partnership without YouTube devotionals!
- 3/16 - God's Perspective
- 3/18 - Second Chances
- 3/20 - Treasure in Heaven
- 3/24 - Word Have Power
- 3/26 - Listen - For Younger Kids (3yo-2nd)
- 3/26 - Listen - For Older Kids (3rd-8th)
- 3/26 - Listen Journal (3rd-8th)
- 4/1 - Remember
- 4/3 - UNIQUELY DESIGNED
- 4/3 - EASTER VIDEO PROJECT
- 4/8 - Deliverance
- 4/22 - Complain
- 4/29 - Lost Sheep
- 5/6 - Balaam's Donkey
- 5/13 - Crossing the Jordan
- 5/20 - Joshua's Perspective
- 6/3 - CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE AND JUSTICE
- Mortimer's Christmas Manger
- The Lights in the Church
Outside Resources: Great digital resources from around the web.
Wednesday Night Leadership Group
September - May | Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Mosaic Room
Mosaic provides an opportunity for our committed students to develop and grow as student leaders. Mosaic is a leadership community of broken tiles (adult leaders and students) who desire to serve out of how they are wired. Whether students feel most alive connecting to God and His people with their hands, heart, soul, or mind, Mosaic has a “leadership tile” for them.
Our weekly gatherings are divided into two chapters:
- Mosaic Community | 7:00‐7:45 pm
Students gather for a spiritual exercise, leadership training, and collaboration in the designing, developing and ownership of our ministry.
- Tile Time | 7:45-8:30 pm
This is where students collaborate within the specific tasks connected to their tile to design, develop, and own the various aspects of the entire High School Ministry. Each tile has an adult volunteer leader who is wired just like the students in his/her tile, creating a multi‐generational approach to leadership development.
Register for Winter/Spring Semester Now!
- Mosaic Community | 7:00‐7:45 pm
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.