Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. | Oak Brook
Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook

Middle School | COW

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 meet at Christ Church to be in community with each other. Students are engaged in living a personal faith with Jesus in both large and small group gatherings Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.

If you are interested in serving in COW as a small group leader or a disability buddy, please complete and submit the interest form below.


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    Stampede Middle School Retreat
    February 9–11 | Grades 6–8
    Lake Geneva, WI 

    Stampede: Middle School Winter Retreat
    February 9–11, 2024 | Covenant Harbor | Lake Geneva, WI

    What is Stampede? 
    Stampede is a weekend-long winter retreat for our awesome middle schoolers! The winter can get pretty stressful with sports schedules, homework, and nasty weather. We hope that our students can take a chance to refresh physically, emotionally and spiritually by joining us for an incredible weekend at Covenant Harbor. We will worship, learn and grow as a group through our incredible sessions.  We will also have a chance to laser tag, rock climb, ice skate, snow tube, test out the adventure swing and maybe even jump into a frozen lake! Join us for Stampede, we promise you won’t regret it and you will come away with a ton of incredible new friends! Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend!

    If registration for Stampede is full, use the button below to sign up for our waitlist. We are often able to get many of our students off the waitlist each year and will contact you if a spot becomes available.

    Check out this great video that shows how to check and pay your balance if you are having trouble with your pay link.

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    Sunday Morning COW 2023–24
    Middle School Gathering | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    9:00 a.m. | Butterfield

    Middle School Ministry

    Sunday COW
    September 2023–July 2024
    9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    9:00 a.m. | Butterfield

    This is our Sunday morning small middle school gathering.  It is a place for students to come, play a few games, and then dig into God’s Word in a way that relates to their lives.  Come grab a donut, watch a few cartoons and then dive into some great biblical content! Please register using link below.

    Email gstevenson@ChristChurch.us or call Grace Stevenson at 630.321.3907 with any questions.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts to 81010.

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    Wednesday COW 2023–24
    September 6, 2023–May 8, 2024 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. 

    COW 2023–24 School Year

    COW is the heartbeat of our middle school ministry. In this unique season, we will be gathering weekly for small groups (Herds) and monthly for worship. We’d love for you to join our middle school community.

    COW Herds | Oak Brook
    Wednesdays | Starts September 6–May 8 | 7:00–8:30 p.m.

    We gather as a whole student community every Wednesday night from 7:00–8:30 p.m. at our Oak Brook campus. Students will meet together as a large group community – where they’ll enjoy some middle school fun – then will split off into small groups where they’ll build great friendships, experience meaningful mentorship, and learn about God together. Please register with the link below. Please note that there is a $25 fee to cover materials and supplies for our weekly gatherings. If this is a hardship for your family email Mandy at mjanuszewski@ChristChurch.us.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts to 81010.


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    Camp COW 2024 | June 24–28
    Middle School Camp | Incoming Grades 6–8

    Camp COW

    June 24–June 28, 2024 | Expeditions Unlimited | Baraboo, WI 

    Camp COW is our middle school summer camp designed to cultivate community, build life-long memories, and deepen the faith of our students. The week engages a large variety of students with a range of activities. Biblical, relevant teaching challenges students to dive deeper into their relationship with Jesus. Middle schoolers have the opportunity to participate in discussions alongside intentional staff during their week at camp. Our morning and evening programs are the highlights of the day as campers are given the space to praise God together through music and experiential learning. Of course, all of this is complemented by crazy games, paintball, high ropes, a ninja warrior course, archery, rock climbing, swimming, crafts, kayaking and so much more! 

    Camp COW is ultimately an opportunity to create spiritual markers in the lives of middle schoolers. Students often leave camp with a common refrain, saying, “I remember God did something in my heart, and it happened at Camp COW!” 

    Registration opens February 1, 2024.


    Questions? Contact Grace Stevenson | gstevenson@christchurch.us



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    One great way to stay up to date with what's going on at COW is to follow us on social media. Click the links below to find us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts to 81010.