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

Our Super Summer Serve students, with the help of dedicated volunteer drivers, went on a journey of serving and learning what it means to live out 1 Timothy 4:12 – “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”
We packed food at Feed My Starving Children. We went to the homes of 16 Otsego/Elk River/Rogers area residents (most of them elderly) and helped with everything from cleaning and yard York to painting and prayer with them. We helped our local parks department, worked at CAER and CROSS food shelves, and served lunch and visited with seniors at Guardian Angels! These kids made a positive impact in our community and world, all the while learning the meaning of being the hands and feet of Jesus!

Game Night!

Friday, August 2nd, from 7-10 PM (for High School Students, High School Leaders, and College Alumni), we will be having a game night at CCO for high schoolers! We’ll have the volleyball net set up along with lots of other fun board games and yard games. Later in the night, we’ll be having a campfire and making s’mores. Please eat dinner before you join us for an awesome night with friends, and feel free to invite friends who don’t come to our church too! Can’t wait to see you there!

Canoe-icking!

For High School Students, High School Leaders, and College Alumni on Wednesday, August 7th, after VBS (1:00 PM).

We’ll be heading on another canoeing adventure down the Mississippi River. We’ll canoe and swim along the way (so make sure to bring a swimsuit, towel, and extra clothes!) before stopping in Otsego at the Wright County – Otsego Regional Park. At the park we’ll have our picnic dinner, so please bring a snack to share with the group. Invite all your friends to tag along on this fun day to celebrate summer! We also would love to have some adults come with on this trip, so if you’re interested let us know!

Meet at Christ Church to drop off your food items (for potluck) and then we will shuttle to Ellison Park in Monticello and finish up at Otsego Regional Park on the Mississippi River.

Bible Study for High School and College Girls!

Dates:  July 25 and 31, August 7 and 21
Time:  7 – 9 PM
Place: Peggy Domanus Home – 9380 Odean Ave NE, Otsego
What to bring: Your Bible and journal/pen if you like to take notes
RSVP:  Please email Peggy

Have you found yourself wondering, “Where is God and why has He allowed my life to spin out of control? Will He intervene? Have you ever found yourself in what seems to be a hopeless situation? What do you do when you realize that your crisis has become a lifestyle? How will you cope when you feel helpless? What does the future hold?”
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a lot in common with the people in the book of Ruth. There are times in life that each of us face such issues and questions.  And the book of Ruth holds the answers! Join us for a 4 week study of the book of Ruth! Each week we will read and discuss a chapter in Ruth.  Come for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks!

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.

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.

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.

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