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 7:55 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.

SUPER SUMMER SERVE – Super Summer Serve registration is under way!  This is for the current 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 have fun, learn and grow and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and beyond.  It happens on Wednesday’s from June 14th-July 26th. It’s led by High School student leaders who are excellent role models. It’s AWESOME!  AND they can bring a friend! (Their friend will need 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 14th through July 26th. 

Super Summer Serve Drivers/adult helpers – Super Summer Serve is an incredible ministry to our community and a great leadership opportunity for our students. 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 14th through July 26th. Whether you can help only one Wednesday or all of them – we need you! Please email Pastor Sean or Teri Shepard.

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.

Registration has begun for the 2023 Summer High School Mission Trip to Jamaica! Join us as we head to Jamaica where we will be doing constructions projects, children’s ministry, women’s ministry and more.  Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and while most people think of Jamaica as an island paradise, the reality is that poverty is extensive on the island. Many live in crowded and unsafe conditions along with the lack of clean water, quality health care, education, and an epidemic of fatherlessness in homes – poverty is rampant. We will bring the hope with us as we go and be the hands and feet of Jesus!

This mission trip is for anyone 8th grade (this year) to adult who wants to make a difference in the lives of those who need a helping hand. Registration forms are due Sunday, December 24th – however, don’t delay as we usually fill up before the registration deadline!


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.

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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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