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

Middle School

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.


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    Sunday Morning COW 2022–23
    Middle School Gathering | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

    Middle School Ministry

    Sunday COW
    9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    9:15 a.m. | Butterfield
    September 2022–July 2023

    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!

    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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     COW Summer Park Groups 2023
    Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | June–August

    COW Summer Park Groups

    Wednesdays | June 7, 14, 21, July 12, 26 & August 2 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook Park District–Central Park

    This summer our COW community will gather together in the park on Wednesday evenings, for a time of games, worship, and community. We are looking forward to gathering the whole COW community together throughout the summer. Students will have opportunities to play games, worship, learn and then divide into groups for meaningful conversation!

    We will meet on June 7, 14, 21, July 12, 26 & August 2. See you there!

    Our June 7 kickoff will be at our Oak Brook campus. All other dates will take place at Central Park–Oak Brook Park District.

    Friends are welcome & registration is free. Registering here simply helps us know how many students to expect. Questions? Email Mandy Januszewski at mjanuszewski@ChristChurch.us

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

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    Nashville Mission Trip 2023 | July 16–21
    Middle School Mission Trip | Incoming Grades 7–8

    Nashville Mission Trip
    July 16-21, 2023 | Nashville, TN

    Nashville Mission Trip is an urban mission trip, for 7th and 8th grade students, to the city of Nashville, Tennessee. Students will have the opportunity to serve in soup kitchens, youth charities, and other urban outreach ministries unique to Nashville!

    Cost: $500

    PAPERWORK (links below): Within one week of registering, please complete the CSM online paperwork as well as the Medication Permission Form that is required for ALL students. If your student will be bringing their own medications, please bring meds in original containers and fill out the Authorization to Administer Medication Form as well. All medication forms must be emailed to Grace Stevenson at gstevenson@christchurch.us.

    Complete all CSM Online Paperwork

    Medication Permission Form - REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

    Authorization to Administer Medication Form



    If the trip is full, please register for the waitlist below and we will contact you if a space becomes available.



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    Camp COW 2023 | June 26–30
    Middle School Camp | Incoming Grades 6–8

    Camp COW

    June 26–June 30, 2023 | 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!” 

    Cost: $500

    Questions? Contact Grace Stevenson | gstevenson@christchurch.us



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


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    Wednesday COW 2022–23
    Middle School Wednesday Gathering | 7:00–8:30 p.m.

    COW 2022–23 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 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Starting September 7–May 7, 2023

    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.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts 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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    Follow COW on Social Media!

    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.