Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. | Oak Brook
Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook

Middle School

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 meet at Christ Church to be in community with each other. Students are engaged in living a personal faith with Jesus in both large and small group gatherings Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.


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    COW 2022–23

    COW 2022–23 School Year

    COW is the heartbeat of our middle school ministry. In this unique season, we will be gathering weekly for small groups (Herds) and monthly for worship. We’d love for you to join our middle school community.

    COW Herds | Oak Brook
    Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Starting September 7–May 7, 2023

    We gather as a whole student community every Wednesday night from 7:00–8:30 p.m. at our Oak Brook campus. Students will meet together as a large group community – where they’ll enjoy some middle school fun – then will split off into small groups where they’ll build great friendships, experience meaningful mentorship, and learn about God together.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts to 81010.


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    Sunday Morning COW 2022–23

    Middle School Ministry

    Sunday COW
    9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    10:00 a.m. | Butterfield
    September 2022–July 2023

    This is our Sunday morning small middle school gathering.  It is a place for students to come, play a few games, and then dig into God’s Word in a way that relates to their lives.  Come grab a donut, watch a few cartoons and then dive into some great biblical content!

    Email gstevenson@ChristChurch.us or call Grace Stevenson at 630.321.3907 with any questions.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts to 81010.

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook 
    Come join in for an all-out middle school party! On October 12, we will be hosting our annual COW karaoke party equipped with all the new hits, incredible snacks, a video game lounge, inflatable games, photo booth and much much more! Mark your calendars because you do not want to miss this!

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    Camp COW
    Middle School Camp | Grades 6–8

    Camp COW

    June 26–June 30, 2023 | Baraboo, WI 


    Camp COW is an experience designed to challenge, encourage, refresh and empower middle schoolers. The entire week is made to engage individuals on multiple levels. Biblical, relevant teaching challenges the campers to discover what it means to follow Jesus Christ. Authentic, engaging staff lead campers in discussions and times of recreation during their week at camp. Our morning and evening programs are the highlights of the day as campers are given the space to praise God together through music and experiential learning. Of course, all of this is complemented by crazy games, paintball, high ropes, knocker-ball, archery, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking and a day at the Wisconsin Dells! A week at Camp COW provides middle schoolers with engaging conversations, life-changing moments, fun-filled days and lasting memories. 

    Camp COW is ultimately an opportunity to create spiritual markers in the lives of middle schoolers so they can look back and say... 

    “I remember God did something in my heart, and it happened at Camp COW!” 

    Questions? Contact Julie Johnson | jjohnson@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.3933 

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    Stampede: Middle School Retreat

    Stampede: Middle School Winter Retreat
    Feb 3-5, 2023 | Covenant Harbor | Lake Geneva, WI

    Cost $250

    What is Stampede? 
    Stampede is a weekend-long winter retreat for our awesome middle schoolers! The winter can get pretty stressful with sports schedules, homework, and nasty weather. We hope that our students can take a chance to refresh physically, emotionally and spiritually by joining us for an incredible weekend at Covenant Harbor. We will worship, learn and grow as a group through our incredible sessions.  We will also have a chance to laser tag, rock climb, ice skate, snow tube, test out the adventure swing and maybe even jump into a frozen lake! Join us for Stampede, we promise you won’t regret it and you will come away with a ton of incredible new friends! EVERYONE IS WELCOME SO BRING A FRIEND!

    Polar Bear Plunge Form (optional)

    Covenant Harbor Form (required)

    Medication Form (required)

    Authorization to Administer Meds Form (required)

    If registration for Stampede is full, please register on WAITLIST and we will contact you if a space opens up.






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    Follow COW on Social Media!

    One great way to stay up to date with what's going on at COW is to follow us on social media. Click the links below to find us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

    To receive text updates for COW activities text @COWTexts to 81010.