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

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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    COW 202122

    COW 2021–22 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 in Fall 2022

    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.

    Monthly Gather Events
    Once a month our middle school community will pause small groups, and blow the roof off with a larger than normal Gather event. These are the big nights of COW that no one will want to miss. We’re talking inflatables, snacks, video games on the big screens and much more. Gather is designed to be an easy event to bring your friends to! Mark your calendar and invite your friends!



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    Sunday Morning COW

    Middle School Ministry

    Sunday COW
    9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    10:00 a.m. | Butterfield
    June 5 - August 28, 2022

    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.



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    Camp COW | June 27–July 1
    Middle School Camp | Grades 6–8

    Camp COW

    June 27–July 1 | Baraboo, WI 


    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: $495
    • Please do not let money be an issue. Need-based scholarships are available upon request

    When the trip is full, you can sign up on the waitlist and we'll reach out if a space opens up!


    Camp COW Forms

    Packing List

    Medication Form (required)

    Authorization to Administer Medication (If you plan on sending your student with Meds)

    Questions? Contact Julie Johnson | jjohnson@christchurch.us | 630.321.3933 

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    Milwaukee Mission Project | July 24–29
    Middle School Mission Project | Grades 7 & 8

    Milwaukee Mission Project

    July 24–29 | Milwaukee, WI

    The Milwaukee Missions Project is an urban missions trip for students in grades 7 & 8, in the city of Milwaukee. During this week, we will partner with missions partners, explore a new city, and worship God together. We are looking forward to a more normal mission trip experience this year!  The cost of this trip is $450.

    Youthworks Online Paperwork

    Medication Permission Form (Required)

    Authorization to Administer Medication (If you plan to send your student with meds)


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    Stampede: Middle School Retreat

    Stampede: Middle School Winter Retreat
    Feb 2023 - date TBD | 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!


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    Summer COW in the Park 2022
    Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m | June - July

    Summer COW in the Park
    Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | June - July | 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 through the summer!! Students will have opportunities to play games all together, worship, learn, and then divide into groups for meaningful conversation!

    We will meet: June 1, 8, 15, 22, July 13 & 20. See you there!

    Friends are welcome & registration is free. Registering here simply helps us know how many students to expect!  Questions?  Email Julie Johnson jjohnson@christchurch.us


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