Youth Ministry

Youth ministry at Christ Church is grounded in the conviction that faith happens in and through community. The purpose of our youth programs is to nurture a climate where young people are fully integrated into the life of the church. We carry this mission out by recognizing and amplifying the life-giving talents young people have to offer the church: gifts of urgent questioning, devotion to justice, energy, and service that knows no boundaries. This mission is embraced by recognizing and meeting our youth where they are on their spiritual journey. 

Middle School and High School Youth Group: "The Breakfast Club"

Meets the first Sunday of every month at 9:00am in the Youth Room. Join us for guest speakers, fellowship, service, reflection, and Bible study. Check the monthly Children, Youth, and Family email for more information or email Chris Whitaker.  

Confirmation at Christ Church

8th Grade or older
Sundays 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Confirmation is a one-year program that allows our young people to reflect deeply on faith, its relevance in their lives and to live out God’s love in friendship. At the end of our confirmation classes, youth may choose to make a public declaration of faith in the sacrament of Confirmation at our cathedral. The goal is to teach our youth the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world; to help them make connections between these lessons and their own lives; and to prepare them for Christian adulthood. 

Save the Dates: Confirmation
  Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Youth Awards and Confirmand Recognition Sunday at Christ Church
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Summer 2018 Pilgrimage and Mission Trip

Our Youth Ministry experience is anchored in journeys away from home dedicated to volunteer work, prayer, relationship building and new cultural experience. 

Journey to Civil Rights Youth Pilgrimage
June 21-June 28, 2019

Join the youth this summer as we journey across the southern United States and explore the role of the Episcopal Church in the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Our journey will lead us in the footsteps of the 1961 CORE Freedom Riders as we travel to Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Jackson. Along the way we will speak with civil rights activists and survey the intersectionality of faith and civil rights. An information session will be scheduled in the fall.

Appalachia Service Project
Summer 2019

Join us for our ASP mission trip in partnership with local churches. The Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. If you are interested in attending, contact Chris Whitaker.