Youth Ministries

Middle School and High School Ministries here at Christ Church are designed to help equip youth to live on purpose for Jesus Christ, so they might have the opportunity to know, grow, serve, share, and worship Christ. We are committed to building the most real and life-changing teen ministry possible, combining a solid foundation of prayer and Bible-based principles, adults who really care about teenagers, fun, food, and on-fire friends to create a ministry that we hope brings glory to God and a smile to youth’s faces.

Primetime MS Ministry

Throughout the School year (September-May) we invite youth in grades 6 to 8 to join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:45 PM at Christ Church. It is a night designed to help us grow as individuals and as a group. Our small groups help you connect and discover how God is working in your life today. We also have large group times of music, worship, games, team competitions, dramas and challenging messages. If there is anything we can do to help you get connected, give us a call.

Grounded HS Ministry

Throughout the School year (September-May) we want high school youth to get Grounded! Grounded does just what it sounds like – helps to keep us grounded in God’s Word, and take steps to grow in our faith.  It is primarily a small group ministry but we also gather for large group activities at least once per month. Small Groups meet on Wednesdays at various times and locations. This gives us a chance to build deeper relationships and dig a little deeper into God’s Word to discover its relevance to our lives today. Large Group meets at church one Wednesday night of each month from 8-9:30 PM. Large Group night includes worship, games, drama, testimonies, messages and other elements.

High School Mission Trip

June 26*-July 3, 2020  * The departure date may change to June 27 depending on the best travel arrangements we can find.

On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, made landfall in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas with winds of 185 mph and sustained gusts up to 225 mph, tying it with the strongest land falling Atlantic hurricane on record.  What made it even more rare and devastating was that it sat over the island for 24 hours, causing catastrophic damage and the loss of 70% of the homes on the island.  This small English speaking country was not a wealthy country to begin with, and large portions of the population struggled to get by. Now they have lost even the little that they had – their homes, all of their belongings, their livelihoods and in many cases friends and loved ones.  Many feel overwhelmed and hopeless, not knowing how they will build a life for themselves and their children again.

We will be serving in partnership with Praying Pelican Missions (PPM), and working with a local church on Abaco. PPM has been leading international mission trips for 15 years and has extensive experience developing customized mission trips.  We will stay at a church camp about 3 miles south of Marsh Harbor, Abaco’s commercial hub and the Bahamas third largest city.  We will be involved in extensive rebuilding and recovery work, and possibly children’s ministry and women’s ministry if the opportunity is there.  We will also build in some time to enjoy the ocean.  We’ll be working hard and focusing on building relationships with the local people, bringing encouragement, love and sharing the one true hope that no storm can take away – a relationship with Jesus.

  • Estimated Cost for the full 7 days:  Only $1,525. This includes airfare, lodging, food, and all transportation.  You will also need a US passport if you don’t have one, which costs $145.00 for age 16 & older (good for 10 years); and $115 for age 15 and younger (good for 5 years).
  • You must register with a $250 deposit by December 22, 2019.  HOWEVER – We have a limited number of spots – when they are gone, they’re gone!
  • Click here for a Registration Form

 

Confirmation

Christ Church Otsego offers a Confirmation Ministry for students in middle school and high school. A Confirmation Service happens in the Fall for students in 9th grade and above.  Choosing to follow Christ is the most important commitment we can make. While that commitment is between each individual and God, confirmation is meant to be a public profession of this commitment. Through the confirmation experience, individuals “confirm” the promises made in faith at the time of their baptism. At Christ Church youth may be confirmed as early as their 9th grade year. Youth in grades 6-8th can begin working on their commitments at any time.

At our Confirmation Service, individuals are standing up and publicly saying, “I believe in Jesus. I have a personal relationship with Jesus.” Our Confirmation Ministry is designed to help youth discover this personal relationship with Jesus and better understand how they can live as a fully committed follower of Jesus.

Parents are the primary faith trainers of kids. In reality, there is very little the church can do to teach faith in 60 minutes each week if that faith is not being reinforced in the home the other 10,020 minutes of the week. Our youth ministry seeks to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers and to reinforce what is taught at home. That is why we encourage parental involvement and want parents to know what is happening in our youth ministry.

Confirmation Service: Sunday, November 24th from 2 – 4 PM

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