High School Ministry
Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook
Sundays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. | Oak Brook

High School

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.

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    Roca y Agua | June 12–17
    High School Camp | Grades 9–12


    Roca y Agua

    June 12–17 | Bull Shoals Lake, AR $685
    Grades 9–12*

    *We will reserve a few spots for the Class of 2022 seniors.
    Please reach out to Julie Johnson | jjohnson@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.3933 OR Emily Maruyama | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.3907 

    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 jjohnson@christchurch.us.

    All Roca y Agua Forms

    Bull Shoals Boat Waiver

    Medication Form (required)

    Authorization to Administer Medication (If you plan on sending your student with meds)

    Packing List

    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.

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    St. Louis Mission Project | July 17–22
    High School Mission Project | Grades 9–12

    St. Louis Mission Project

    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.

    Youthworks Online Paperwork

    Medication Permission Form (Required)

    Authorization to Administer Medication (If you plan to send your student with meds)



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    Baja Mission Project | July 23–30
    High School Mission Project | Grades 11–12

    Baja Mission Project

    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

    Baja Forms

    *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 jjohnson@christchurch.us 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



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    Volunteer this Summer!
    Apply to volunteer at Camp COW, VBS, and Rock N' Canoe

    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!

    Summer Opportunities:

    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) 




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    Koinonia – High School Ministry
    Sundays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. Starting in Fall 2022

    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.



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    Mosaic Community
    Wednesday Night Leadership Group

    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:

    1. Mosaic Community | 7:00‐7:45 pm
      Students gather for a spiritual exercise, leadership training, and collaboration in the design, development, and ownership of our ministry.
    2. Tile Time | 7:45-8:30 pm
      This is where students collaborate within the specific tasks connected to their tile to design to "own" various parts of ministry (band rehearsal, designing service opportunities, etc.) Each tile has an adult volunteer leader who is passionate about the "tile" in which they lead, creating a multi‐generational approach to leadership development.


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    Freshman Entry Point

    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.




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    Fall Sabbath
    October 28-30, 2022 (TENTATIVE DATE)

    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 lcaron@christchurch.us with a time and number for a convenient call back.

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    Summer Koinonia 2022
    Sundays | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | June 5 - July 31

    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 jjohnson@christchurch.us with any questions. Friends are more than welcome!

    To sign up for Koinonia texts send "@HSupdate" to 81010. 

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    Contemporary or Classic Worship
    Worship With Us!

    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 (jjohnson@christchurch.us).