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.


Youth Ministry Calendar

Youth Ministry Community Covenant

Christian Formation

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.

Our 2023-2024 Process is underway, and registration has closed. Visit this page for more information. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Brooks Slater ([email protected]). 


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.


Brooks Slater
Director of Youth Ministries
904- 878-3940
[email protected]


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Upcoming Events

Youth and Graduation Sunday (May 5th at the 9am Traditional and 11:15 Jordan Services)

We will celebrate all of our youth and class of 2024 graduates in church on this Sunday. Youth readers, greeters, and ushers will participate in the service to help us celebrate our youth. We will also recognize our seniors at these services, please reach out to Brooks if you would like your senior to be honored by April 20th.

If your youth would like to volunteer to participate in one of the services, please reach out to Brooks Slater, Director of Youth Ministry, at [email protected].

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. 

Registration for this event is full, please reach out to Brooks ([email protected]) to be placed on a waiting list if you would like to participate. 

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. 

The expected cost of the trip is between $1800-$2200 (It fluctuates based on airfare). 

This trip is currently at capacity, please reach out to Brooks if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. 



The Lighthouse

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.

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

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