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.

Super Summer Serve registration is under way for 2018-2019 school year 6-8th Graders! Are you looking for something fun AND meaningful your middle School student to do this summer? Super Summer Serve is a dynamic Middle School program designed to give kids a chance play, learn and grow and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and beyond.  It happens on Wednesday’s, from June 12 – July 24. It’s also led by High School students who are excellent role models. It’s AWESOME!  AND they can bring a friend, but their friend has to register too!


High School Student Leaders for Super Summer Serve –Do you have a desire to make a difference and be a positive role model for younger students and have a blast doing it? Want to grow in your faith and develop leadership skills, all while building a strong and attractive resume for colleges, NHS, and scholarships? You can do it all by being a SSS Student Leader!  We provide you with the training, support and a co-leader to help you succeed! You’ll lead a small group of Middle School students in Bible Study, games and service projects on Wednesdays from June 12-  July 24.


Super Summer Serve Drivers/adult helpers – We are always in need of drivers/adult helpers to make this life-changing Middle School ministry possible. It happens on Wednesdays starting on June 12 – July 17. Whether you can help only one Wednesday or all of them – we need you! Please talk with Pastor Sean or Teri Shepard.


High School Mission Trip to Lumberton, Texas
June 19-30, 2019

In 2017 southeast Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey, the worst hurricane to make US landfall in 100 years.  The city of Lumberton in Hardin County was devastated. Located 75 miles northeast of Houston, this area was deluged with over 30” inches of rain in a matter of days, causing massive flooding which severely damaged thousands of homes, making them uninhabitable. The people there lost everything. Most people in this inland community did not have flood insurance as nothing like this had ever happened before. In addition, much of the attention and aid was focused on Houston, leaving Hardin County under-supported and under-resourced. Recovery in this area has been laborious and slow and many families are still displaced and unable to move back into their homes. We will be doing major home renovation and restoration, helping families in Hardin County rebuild their homes and their lives.  We will be working with Praying Pelican Missions, in partnership with IConnect Outreach, a local organization that has 10 years experience providing disaster relief and has rebuilt hundreds of homes.

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.


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.

We'd love to meet you!

Whatever your faith background, we invite you to come and join us as we experience God’s love and grow in our faith together.

Plan a Visit