Spiritual formation for teenagers at Christ Church is centered upon the popular “Journey to Adulthood” curriculum (or "J2A"), which is a six-year program intended to help shape a teenager’s spirituality and identification with the church through three distinct two-year cycles. These cycles are called “Rite-13,” “J2A,” and “YAC” (please see separate sections below for a more detailed description of each segment of the program). Our youth group program begins, therefore, with young people entering either 6th or 7th grade, depending upon the year, and runs through 12th grade. Rite-13 and J2A youth group meetings are typically led by a team of three or four adult mentors and normally gather on Sundays, after our 10 a.m. worship service, beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. until approximately 12:45 p.m. There are, however, gatherings and/or trips for these groups, during any program year, which may happen on a day other than Sunday. Our YAC group, which is comprised of our eldest teens and led this year by two adults, typically gathers only once or twice a month on a Sunday evening or at another agreed-upon time by the members of the group.
An opportunity for Confirmation preparation is offered on an every-other-year basis for young adults who have either already completed the J2A portion of our youth group program or who are at least in the 10th grade. If you are interested in confirmation for your teen, please contact the Rev. Michael Hodges. The next confirmation preparation for our young adults is during the 2016-17 program year.
Click here to register online for youth groups for the the 2016-2017 program year. Click here to download and print out the 2016-17 Church School and Youth Group Registration Form. And click here for the 2016-17 Children's Ministries Brochure. If you have any questions about either youth groups or our Confirmation class, please contact the Rev. Michael Hodges.