Middle School

Middle School

Our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders 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.

Registrations are now open for Camp COW & the Chicago Missions Project!

View the video below for more information about summer!

Beginning February 21, we will move back to every week in person small groups!


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    Summer COW in the Park 2021 
    Wednesdays | 7-8:15 pm | Starting June 9

    Summer COW in the Park | Oak Brook Park District Central Park
    Wednesdays 7-8:30 | Starting June 9

    We are excited to be able to meet in person together as a whole COW community this summer! Starting Wednesday June 9 we will be holding in-person hangouts at Oak Brook Park District’s Central Park. Each Wednesday through July, we will gather to hang out, play some games, sing some songs, and study the Bible together.

    Here is what you need to do: Sign up below so we know how many students are going to make it, and come ready to have some fun on Wednesday nights in the summer! Students can bring friends, and spread the word to their peers who would like to join us. All are welcome! Feel free to Bring a mask (we will all be wearing masks while we are together), your Bible, and a lawn chair or blanket to sit in. We cannot wait to see you! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to jjohnson@christchurch.us or snoble@christchurch.us   

    Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


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    School Year COW 2020-21
    Weekly Small Groups & Monthly Worship Gatherings

    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!

    Small Groups | Sunday (6th), Monday (7th), & Wednesday (8th) | 7:00–8:15 p.m. 

    Small groups in this season will become even more central to our ministry. Students will meet with their small groups in person at our Oak Brook Campus on Sundays (6th), Mondays (7th), and Wednesdays (8th). If your student cannot make their assigned night, please feel free to hop in with another age group! These groups will work through Scripture together via curriculum sent out by our Student Ministry team and facilitated by our amazing volunteer team. ‚Äč

    For the spring semester, student small groups will be moving back to an every week model. Find out more 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 still unable, or uncomfortable meeting in person, we will premiere our weekly video teaching on YouTube. If your student would like to zoom into our weekly small group, please email Julie Johnson (jjohnson@christchurch.us)


    Please note that for all our student events this fall students will be required to:

    Gather | Student Worship Nights | Monthly | Sunday Night | 7:00–8:30 p.m. 

    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!

    We hope you'll join us for our next "Gather" Worship Night 
    7pm | Sunday, April 18 | Oak Brook Auditorium

    *the above health check in is mandatory for all in person gatherings


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    Camp COW 2021 
    Middle School Camp | Grades 6 - 8

    Camp COW | Baraboo, WI 
    Session 1 - June 27-29 (NOW ON WAIT LIST) | Session 2 - June 30 - July 2 

    We will have a lower capacity on site in each of our two sessions due to Covid-19 restrictions, and will be implementing new procedures to ensure that students are as safe as possible. 

    Camp Cow is an experience designed to challenge, encourage, refresh and empower middle schoolers. The entire week is made to engage individuals on multiple levels. Biblical, relevant teaching challenges the campers to discover what it means to follow Jesus Christ. Authentic, engaging staff lead campers in discussions and times of recreation 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, knocker-ball, archery, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking and a day at the Wisconsin Dells! A week at Camp Cow provides middle schoolers with engaging conversations, life- changing moments, fun-filled days and lasting memories. 

    Camp Cow is ultimately an opportunity to create spiritual markers in the lives of middle schoolers so they can look back and say... 

    “I remember God did something in my heart, and it happened at Camp Cow!” 

    • Registration Cost: $285
    • Please do not let money be an issue. Need-based scholarships are available upon request.
    • After registering, click on ALL LINKS BELOW to read Parent Letter and FAQs plus all paperwork to complete (Expeditions Unlimited Forms, (Required) Medication Permission Form, Authorization to Administer Medication Form). ***All forms due 1 week after registering***


    Click here for All Camp COW Forms
    Click here for Packing List & Parent Letter

    **Punch Cards Online Purchasing has closed. You may purchase cards in person at check in**


    HS Program Staff Aplication

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    Chicago Missions Project 2021 | July 12 - 16
    Middle School Mission Trip | Grades 7 - 8

    Chicago Mission Project
    July 12-16, 2021 | Chicago, IL

    The Chicago Missions Project is an urban missions trip for 7th and 8th grade students, here in the city of Chicago. During this week, we will partner with missions partners in the city of Chicago, explore our great city, and worship God together. This will be set up very similarly to a normal COW missions trip, with the only difference being that students will sleep in their own beds at night. 

    Paperwork & Pre/ post trip meeting information will be emailed to all participants as we get closer to the summer!

    Project Cure Form


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    Sunday Morning COW 2020/21
    9:00 & 10:45 am | Oak Brook & Butterfield

    *All Sunday Morning COW gatherings have been paused due to COVID 19*

    Breakfast Club | Oak Brook

    9:00am September 8, 2018 - July 26, 2020

    Breakfast Club is our Sunday morning small group based Bible study.  Come grab a donut, watch a few cartoons and then dive into some great biblical content!

    COWam | Oak Brook & Butterfield (formerly Downers Grove)

    10:45am September 8, 2019 - July 26, 2020

    COWam is our large Sunday morning 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. COWam is a great way to continue to invest in your Herd community over the weekend!

    COWam meets weekly through the school year at both our Oak Brook and Butterfield (formerly Downers Grove) branches.

    Email or call Steve Noble at 630.321.3939 with any questions.



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    Follow COW on Social Media!

    One great way to stay up to date with what's going on at COW is to follow our social media presence. Click the links below to find our Instagram & Facebook pages.