Roca y Agua | June 12–17
High School Camp | Grades 9–12
A weekly rhythm is important for high school students to keep Jesus in the center of their lives. Our three weekly connection points are designed to help our students, wherever they are at with their faith, to live a life where they worship, grow, and serve as followers of Jesus Christ.
Roca y Agua | June 12–17
June 12–17 | Bull Shoals Lake, AR | $685
Roca y Agua is our annual summer adventure trip! Join us as we spend the week in houseboats on Bull Shoals Lake, filling each day with skiing, tubing, swimming, cliff jumping and spending quality time with friends. Each day also includes amazing worship, relevant biblical teaching, and meaningful boat-group conversations. You won’t want to miss this week! The cost of this trip is $685.
The trip is currently full, click to register on the wailist. We will reach out if a space opens up!
PAPERWORK: Within one week of registering, please complete the paperwork linked below. The Medication Permission Form is required for ALL students. If your student will be bringing their own medications, please bring meds in ORIGINAL CONTAINERS and fill out the Authorization to Administer Medication Form as well. All medication forms must be emailed to Julie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authorization to Administer Medication (If you plan on sending your student with meds)
If you need assistance with registration or would like to register by phone please contact our registration desk at 630.321.6752 x293 between the hours of 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday or email Linda Caron at lcaron@ChristChurch.us with a time and number for a convenient call back.
St. Louis Mission Project | July 17–22
July 17–22 | St. Louis, MO
We are excited to partner with YouthWorks to visit St. Louis and see the ways that God is at work in St. Louis. We will be serving with local non-profit organizations that impact the city through community development, children's programming, care for the homeless, and so much more. This experience will help us grow in our faith and give us an opportunity to experience God moving through the people of St. Louis! The cost for this trip is $450.
Medication Permission Form (Required)
Authorization to Administer Medication (If you plan to send your student with meds)
Baja Mission Project | July 23–30
July 23–30 | Tijuana, Mexico
Incoming Grades 11–12
*If you are planning on attending the Baja Mission Project, please begin the process to apply for a passport if you do not have one OR your passport expires before February 2023.*
The Baja Mission Project is an opportunity for our junior and senior classes to serve others and experience God in an international setting. With our partner organization, DOXA, we will be building homes from the ground up for qualified families who are in need. This trip is always a highlight for our students and a way for them to gain new perspectives and understand the love of Christ more deeply.
For more detailed information about the trip: Baja Info Packet
*Deadline to register is April 15, 2022
If you need assistance with registration or would like to register by phone please contact our registration desk at 630.321.6752 x293 between the hours of 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday OR email Linda Caron at lcaron@ChristChurch.us with a time and number for a convenient call back.
If you would like to DONATE to a specific student, please email Julie Johnson email@example.com and request the students unique donation link to be emailed to you.
Additional questions about the trip? Contact Julie Johnson | jjohnson@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.3933
Volunteer this Summer!
Our Family Ministry has a big summer planned! In order to live into our vision for this summer we need some help. We are looking for middle and high school students who are passionate about their faith and eager to influence young believers! If you are interested in serving in any capacity this summer please fill out this brief questionnaire and we will follow up with you ASAP!
Oak Brook Vacation Bible School: June 20 - 24 (9am- Noon)
Butterfield Vacation Bible School: June 27 - July 1 (9am - Noon)
Camp COW: June 27- July 1 (Overnight)
Rock N Canoe: July 17-19 (Overnight)
Koinonia – High School Ministry
Sunday Nights | September–May | 7:00–8:45 p.m.
Koinonia (the Greek word for community) is the heart of our High School ministry here at Christ Church. Throughout the year, our Sunday nights will be a mixture of small-group focused nights where students will spend time with their grade and gender–based small groups discussing the teaching content for that week, outreach-centered Gather nights (large-group events) and nights that have a healthy split of large and small groups.
Starting Fall 2022 | Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Atrium
Mosaic provides an opportunity for our committed students to develop and grow as student leaders. Mosaic is a community broken into "tiles" that are groups of students and adult volunteers who desire to serve out of how they are wired (band, serving, creative arts, up front leadership, etc.).
Our weekly gatherings are divided into two parts:
Starting Fall 2022
Confirmation Journey 2022/2023 | Sundays, September-December 7:00-8:45p
Our confirmation program serves two purposes: 1) A journey that walks students through the basics of the Christian faith, practices, and beliefs, and 2) an in-road for freshmen into our high school community.
The journey begins in September and ends in January with our Confimation Worship Service. At that time, we will celebrate this milestone in the lives of our students as they confirm their intention to invite Jesus into the center of their story - into the center of their lives. Toward the end of August, we will connect students with their mentors and groups and equip everyone for the confirmation journey ahead!
Registration for the 2022/2023 Confirmation Journey will be available in summer of 2022.
Please reach out to Julie (jjohnson@ChristChurch.us) with any questions.
October 28-30 | Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
Fall Sabbath is a weekend retreat at Phantom Ranch that offers students a time to rest and recalibrate amidst their hectic school and extra-curricular schedules. This weekend is often celebrated as the highlight of our students’ years as they can move away from the many distractions of their weekly lives and fully focus on their friendships in this community and space to worship and connect with God. Registration for Fall Sabbath will be available late summer of 2022.
If you need assistance with registration or would like to register by phone please contact our registration desk at 630.321.6752 x293 between the hours of 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday or email Linda Caron at firstname.lastname@example.org with a time and number for a convenient call back.
Summer Koinonia 2022
Throughout the summer, our Koinonia community will be gathering in back yards to hang out, eat food, play games, and spend some time in small groups talking about scripture! We will be meeting from 7-8:30pm on June 5, 26; July 10, 24, and 31.
Here are the locations and dates for our summer meetings:
June 5 = Smith Family (Carol Ann and Tom) – LaGrange
3917 Linden Ave. Western Springs
June 26 = TBD
July 10 = McQuade Family – Elmhurst
190 S. Berkley Ave. Elmhurst
July 24 = Goodwin Family – Downers Grove
631 Grant St. Downers Grove
July 31 = McCurry Family – Clarendon Hills
123 Walker Ave. Clarendon Hills
Feel free to just show up - reach out to email@example.com with any questions. Friends are more than welcome!
To sign up for Koinonia texts send "@HSupdate" to 81010.
Contemporary or Classic Worship
Sundays 10:45 a.m. (year round)
Worshipping as a part of a larger community is significant for the spiritual developlment of an adolescent. Research suggests that high school students who were regularly part of an ongoing worshipping community were more likely to maintain their faith beyond high school. At Christ Church, we are eager to help our students develop not only in their peer communities, but as part of the wider church. We encourage students to sit with their families for worship or, feel free to join other students who sit together. Our staff and volunteers attend worship and are eager to help studnets connect with one another or to sit with a student who may not be attending with their family. If you have any questions about Sunday morning worship, please contatc us and we will help you connect (firstname.lastname@example.org).