Youth Ministry

Our Mission…

…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.

ALL YOUTH MINISTRY PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE

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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 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.

Homework & Hangs: The Youth House is open on Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for all youth 6th grade – 12th grade who want to hang out or do their homework. Our time together is supervised by adults but unstructured.  We lock up at 6:00 pm and walk over to the parish hall for church dinner!

First Sundays: On the first Sunday of the month, middle school and high school come attend the 5:00 pm worship service together in the main church sanctuary, and dinner afterward in the Parish Hall.  Then we walk over to the Youth House together for games and fellowship.  First Sundays of the month from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Come as you are and bring a friend!

Christian Formation

Youth Formation (Sunday School) meets every Sunday in the Youth House, 10:15 am – 11:00 am.

Confirmation

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.

Confirmation kicks off in January with a retreat, January 24-26, 2020. The Confirmation process ends with the Rite of Confirmation in May. Visit our Formation page for more information or to register.

Outreach

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 Holly to let her know you’ll be there.

Retreats & Mission Trips

Confirmation Retreat: January 24-26, 2020
Honey Creek Retreat Center, GA
Register Here

High School Winter Ski Trip: February 14-17, 2020
Beech Mountain, NC. Click Here to Register. 

High School Summer Mission Trip: June 7-12, 2020
2020 location and dates to be announced, registration not yet open

Middle School Summer Mission Trip: July 5-11, 2020
Charlotte, NC
Registration not yet open

Bolivia Summer Mission Trip: 
Rising 10th grade – Graduated 12th
Cochabamba, Bolivia
2020 dates to be announced, registration not yet open

Contact Brooks Slater for more information.

 

Diocesan Events

The Diocese of Florida offers several single day and overnight events. The Youth Ministry promotes and participates in Diocesan events including New Beginnings, Happening, BreakOut, and Summer Camp at Camp Weed. For more information visit www.diocesefl.org

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Contact

Brooks Slater
Director of Youth Ministry
904- 878-3940
bslater@christepiscopalchurch.org

Holly Dean
Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
904-686-8839
holly@christepiscopalchurch.org

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