…is to create a sanctuary for every young person to experience the love of Christ. Our youth are building a foundation of faith in a safe and inclusive community. In real and relevant ways, our young people are taking their place in their community, their church, and the world, loving and serving others in the example of Jesus.
Weekly Youth Group Activities
Most youth activities meet in the Youth House, a converted residence at the corner of Solana Road and Golf View Circle (across the street from the church campus). With a full kitchen, pool and ping pong tables, basketball court and tons of seating, it’s the perfect spot for youth to unwind, connect, and explore their faith together. Our red front door symbolizes sanctuary – this is a safe place for all who enter.
Weekly youth group meetings include games, a devotional message and conversation, and prayer.
Low Tide: Middle School Youth Group (Grades 6-8) meets each Sunday, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
High Tide: High School Youth Group meets weekly on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
*To ensure that we are gathering safely during COVID-19, each student will need to bring a mask and should do their best to maintain physical distancing during our meetings. We will be doing our best to be outside, but may need to adjust our plans depending on weather.
Homework & Hangs: Every Wednesday from 4-7 pm, 6-12th Grade Students are invited to drop by and hang out at the Youth House! Our time together is unstructured, but supervised social time. We’ll have snacks and drinks available for everyone who attends, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so we can have something for you. Students are invited to bring their homework, invite a friend, and hang out for as long as you want! Middle school students are welcome to hang until 7pm, and high school students are invited to stick around for High Tide, which runs from 7-8:30pm every Wednesday.
Youth Formation (Sunday School) meets every other Sunday from 10:15-11:00am in the Youth House. 6-12th Grade students are invited to explore some of the week’s readings with us and see how it relates to us today.
The rite of Confirmation is for all those in the 9th-12th grades and above wishing to confirm their baptismal vows and make a mature commitment to Christ and the church.
Our 2020-2021 process is already underway! Visit our Formation page to find more information on The Rite of Confirmation. If you missed it this year, we will start back up again at the beginning of next school year in 2021.
Through outreach, we share the love of God in Christ with those in need. We partner with several organizations throughout Jacksonville and the Beaches community, including BEAM, Mission House, and Church Without Walls. We have carried Christ’s love into the world during mission trips to New Orleans, Miami, and Bolivia.
The first Friday of every month, we meet at Mission House at 5:30 to cook and serve dinner to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We are done by 7:30. If you are interested in joining us, contact Landon to let him know you’ll be there.
Retreats & Mission Weeks
Hometown Mission Week (6-8th Grade)
Dates: June 27-July 2, 2021
The Hometown Mission Week is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please send an e-mail to Brooks Slater, Director of Youth Ministry.
Charlotte Mission Week (9-12th Grade)
Dates: July 11-16, 2021
The High School Mission Week is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please send an e-mail to Brooks Slater, Director of Youth Ministry.
Check out this blog post from our Director of Youth Ministry, Brooks Slater, on the exciting opportunities for service this summer. Please feel free to contact Brooks Slater with any questions or concerns.
Christ Church Youth Ministry welcomes all youth to our programs, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We also host a support group for LGBTQIA+ teens called The Lighthouse. For more information about The Missing Voices Project and The Lighthouse, click here.
Director of Youth Ministry
Assistant Director of Youth and Family Ministries
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