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.

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    Family Nights | Oak Brook
    Parents birth - 5th grade: 2nd Saturdays of the month
    Parents 6th-12th grade: 4th Wednesdays of the month

    Family Nights!

    Join our community of parents! Both Family Nights groups gather each month for interactive teaching, engaging conversations, and encouragement in faith formation and community.

    Parents of Birth - 5th Grade | 2nd Saturdays of the month | 5:00–6:30 p.m. | Oak Brook
    February 8, March 14, April 11 and May 9

    (5:00-6:00 p.m., Parents and children have programming; 6:00-6:30 p.m., families share a meal together.)

    On second Saturdays, Childcare is available for birth - 3 years-old. Children ages 4 to 11 go to KidZone for worship in the Discovery Center.

    Contact: Christina Nicholaus or Natalie Hayslip

    Parents of 6th - 12th Grade | 4th Wednesdays of the month | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook
    January 22, February 19, March 18 and April 22 

    (6:30-7:00 p.m., Families share a meal; 7:00-8:30 p.m., middle schoolers attend COW and Parents have programming.)

    On fourth Wednesdays, Childcare is available for birth - 4 years old. Middle school children meet for COW group programming from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    If childcare is needed please contact Jennie Amidei at jamidei@ChristChurch.us.

    Contact: Jennie Amidei


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    Stampede: Middle School Retreat
    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020 | Lake Geneva, WI

    Stampede: Middle School Winter Retreat
    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020 | 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 wont regret it, and you will come away with a ton of incredible new friends! EVERYONE IS WELCOME SO BRING A FRIEND!

    Students will arrive at Christ Church at 6:00 pm on Friday.  We will travel by bus to Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, WI, and will return to the church at 2:00 pm on Sunday. 

    • Registration Cost: $195* (Registration opens October 16 at 7:00 pm.)
    • *The first 25 people to register will receive $20 off  - use code EARLY at registration. If you type in EARLY and it says the code is not valid, that means all 25 spots have been used.
    • Please do not let money be an issue. Need-based scholarships are available upon request.
    • Click on ALL THREE LINKS BELOW to find and complete paperwork (Required Medication Permission Form, Covenant Harbor Waivers, etc.) and Parent Letter. All forms due January 22nd.

    2020 Stampede Waivers, Parent Letter & Packing List  

    Medication Permission Form - REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS

    Permission to Administer Medication Form




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    COW Herds 2019-20
    Wednesday Night Youth Group

    Wednesday Evenings | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    Kick Off - September 4, 2019

    COW is the heartbeat of our middle school ministry. It is a community of students that get together every Wednesday night in the Oak Brook Student Center for games, challenges, worship, prayer, and small groups. We'd love for you to join our middle school community!


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    Sunday Morning COW 2019-20
    9:00 & 10:45 am | Oak Brook & Butterfield (formerly Downers Grove) 

    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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    Comedy & Carols
    Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook

    Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    Join us for Comedy & Carols! Bring your voice, an ugly sweater and your Christmas cheer as we laugh and sing in the Christmas season. There will be refreshments, treats and of course, lots of laughter! All middle schoolers are welcome. Bring a friend!


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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.

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    Camp COW 2020 | June 27 - July 1
    Middle School Camp | Grades 6 - 8

    Camp COW
    June 27 - July 1, 2020 | Baraboo, WI 

    *Please note this year's camp will be Saturday - Wednesday to avoid conflicts with the 4th of July Holiday!*

    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!” 

    2019 Camp COW Forms

    Medication Form – required for ALL students

    Authorization to Administer Medication

    2019 Camp COW Parent Letter (With Packing List)

    Camp COW FAQs

    Registration coming soon


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    Louisville Mission Project 2020 | July 19 - 24
    Middle School Mission Trip | Grades 7 - 8

    Louisville Mission Trip
    July 19-24, 2020 | Louisville, KY

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

    Pre & Post Trip Meetings Dates (All at 9am in the Student Center): TBD

    Medication Form - Required for all participants

    Authorization to Administer Medication Form

    Registration coming soon