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 (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: Homework & Hangs is currently on hiatus. 

Upcoming Events

Get your golf swagger ready! If you thought that TPC Week was a spectacle, wait until you experience the first annual Christ Episcopal Church Youth Hole-y Championship Miniature Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 27th! Get ready for 9 challenging holes throughout the Christ Church campus featuring holes like the ‘Priestly Par 3′, the “Seven Gifts of Hole Seven’s Spirit’, and ‘Fore!-ty Days in the Wilderness’, along with obstacles that will test temptation and the ability to love thy neighbor.

Registration: This is a free event for all youth and will be complete with hole prizes, best dressed award, and overall prizes for the winners in both the middle and high school divisions. Middle school will tee-off at 1:00 and high school will tee-off at 3:00. More information and registration can be found here: The Hole-y Championship Registration and Information

Hole Sponsorships: If you would like to further support the Youth of Christ Church, you can become a Hole Sponsor for the Hole-y Championship with a financial contribution here that will go towards mission trip scholarships for youth: The Hole-y Championship Hole Sponsorship

 

Christian Formation

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.

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.

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. 

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 Landon to let him know you’ll be there.

Retreats & Mission Trips

Hometown Mission Week (6-8th Grade)

Dates: June 27-July 2, 2021

Cost: $175

Click Here to Register for the Hometown Mission Week.

Charlotte Mission Trip (9-12th Grade)

Dates: July 11-16, 2021

Cost: $600

The High School mission trip 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.

 

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.campweed.org

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The Lighthouse

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.

Contact


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

 


Landon Leiker
Assistant Director of Youth and Family Ministries
904-834-5562
lleiker@christepiscopalchurch.org

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