Faith formation is a lifelong process, as we individually and corporately seek to come nearer to God in prayer, study, service, and fellowship. At Christ Church, we strive to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. Middle and high school youth meet for Formation (Sunday School) in the Youth House on Sundays from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Grades 6-7: Youth House Couch Room
This year, youth in sixth and seventh grades will use the “re:form Core” curriculum. Core empowers youth to explore faith and ask questions about the Bible, the Apostles’ Creed, disciples, Jesus, and hot topics. Lessons tackled this year will include questions like:
- Who wrote the Bible? God or Humans?
- Is the Bible true?
- Why does the Bible contradict itself at times?
- Is God male?
- How can God be three-in-one?
- Can I be a Christian without going to church?
- Why should I pray when God doesn’t answer all my prayers?
- Is believing in Jesus really the only way to get to heaven?
- If there is only one God, why are there so many different religions?
…and lots of other tough questions that youth grapple with when it comes to living a life of faith.
Grades 8-12: Youth House Table Room
Older youth will use the Viva curriculum this year. Viva meets kids right where they are, providing tools for conversations that matter– about our faith and about how we can face the realities of this life head-on, secure in the love of God and transformed as disciples of Christ. All are welcome into these conversations, where an open, respectful, judgment-free dialogue will be fostered.
This year’s Viva curriculum includes the following series, each including a study of scripture:
- The Christmas Story
- Death and Resurrection
- The Early Church
Middle School Youth Group (Low Tide) meets on Sunday evenings. High School Youth Group (High Tide) meets on Wednesday evenings. Learn more and register here.
Confirmation kicks off in January with a retreat and classes continue until May, when we celebrate the Rite of Confirmation.
According to the Book of Common prayer, Confirmation is a rite in which the candidate, “expresses a mature commitment to Christ, and receives strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.”
We believe it’s important that a candidate – or confirmand – have a complete understanding of what it means to commit their lives to following Christ and his Church. Because of the weight and importance of this decision, the retreat and classes are mandatory for confirmands.
Director of Youth Ministry
Interim Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
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