…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.
Youth Formation (Sunday School) is one of the many places where we learn more about scripture, and the ways that God is active in our world today. All youth (middle and high schoolers) are invited to join Youth Staff at the Youth House each week from 10:15-11:00am for a conversation on the weeks’ readings!
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.
Homework & Hangs: Every Wednesday during the school year, from 3:30-4:30 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!
Low Tide: Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) meets weekly during the school year, on Wednesday, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
High Tide: High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) meets weekly on Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
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.
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 Charlotte, Miami, and Bolivia.
The first Friday of every month, we meet at Mission House at 4:45 to cook and serve dinner to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We are done by 6:30. If you are interested in joining us, contact Brooks to let him know you’ll be there.
Hometown Mission Week (June 17-21, 2024)
Middle and high school students are invited to join us for a week of fun and service to the community. The cost per person is $250 for youth participants, and $200 for 10-12th grade youth volunteers. Registration for this opportunity opens on January 7th.
Bolivia Pilgrimage (July 19-26, 2024)
Rising 12th grade and graduating seniors are invited to consider joining us for a pilgrimage to Amistad Mission in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Interested participants and their families should plan on attending an informational meeting scheduled for December 13th at 6pm in the Youth House.
The expected cost of the trip is between $1800-$2200 (It fluctuates based on airfare). Registration for this opportunity opens January 7th.
Christ Church Youth Ministry welcomes all youth to our programs, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We also host a safe space for LGBTQIA+ teens called The Lighthouse. For more information about The Missing Voices Project and The Lighthouse, click here.