Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is taking place in a hybrid format for the 2020-2021 year. Please register for Sunday School here to be included.

The continued spiritual formation of middle and high school youth lies at the heart of our identity as a parish community. In addition to Sunday morning youth education classes, Christ Church is committed to offering young people opportunities to explore their faith through worship, fellowship, and service - both in and outside of the church. Programs are designed to encourage young people to study and reflect upon scripture, and to provide a loving, supportive space in which to cultivate their identities as Christians.

To best serve the needs of youth of all ages, young people are divided into groups for Sunday education classes. Each group is led by a team of two to four volunteer teachers under the guidance and with the support of the Rector.

Seventh and eighth graders use the Sticky Faith: Can I Ask That? curriculum to deepen their understanding of lectionary texts and church history.

Ninth through twelfth graders meet every Sunday to consider complex social issues in light of the Christian faith utilizing an engaging mix of conversation, field trips, outside speakers, and theological study. 

Confirmation classes are offered for all youth interested in becoming full members of the church. A series of six classes is offered by the clergy each spring. Upon completion of the course, candidates are confirmed by the Bishop of Washington.

 

Youth Pilgrimages & Service Trips

At Christ Church, summer youth trips alternate between a spiritual pilgrimage for the high-school class, and a domestic service trip, which is open to all middle and high school students. For more information, contact the Rector.