YOUTH MINISTRIES

BELONGING. BELIEVING. BECOMING.

Our Youth Ministry is unique. Students ages 6th to 12th grade experience a God Centered Model for Spiritual Transformation. Through this, our students learn how to connect with God, one another, and within their own hearts. We strive to help each student find their place as we walk alongside them in their faith journey. 

Annual Choir Tour


One Voice Tour 2024

Choir Tour 2024 registration is now open! One Voice and the High School Handbells will be embarking on their annual choir tour on June 5 - 9! They will serve, sing and ring in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia, sharing the love of Jesus through music, serving ministries and working hard to improve the community. All high schoolers, as well as 8th graders are invited to attend

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Youth Confirmation 2024


Confirmation is an important milestone in one's spiritual life. It's an exciting time of exploring, learning, and discerning what it means to be a Christian and a United Methodist. Youth participating in our Confirmation Ministry learn and practice ways to keep growing in faith and how to live into the vows taken during Confirmation.

The journey is powerful and to experience it fully, we ask that your youth commits to participate in all events. Here are the important dates:

  • February 16-17 | Confirmation 101 Retreat | Youth Center | Friday 5-10pm & Saturday 9am-4pm
  • February 18 - March 24 | Weekly Confirmation Small Groups | Youth Center | 6-7:30pm
  • April 14 | Special Confirmation Gathering | 6-7:30pm
  • April 19 - 20 | Confirmation Closing Retreat in Louisville (Hotel TBD)
  • April 20 | Confirmation Rehearsal | 10:30 am | Sanctuary
  • April 21 | Confirmation Sunday and Reception | 11:15 am Worship with reception in Fellowship Hall afterwards

REGISTER


Latest Youth News Update


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Stay up to date on the latest Youth Ministries news and events. Youth News is distributed via email every Thursday and can also be found by clicking the button below.

If you do not receive the weekly updates and would like to be added to the mailing list. Please contact Mike Porter at .  

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Youth Ministries Weekly Schedule


Sunday Mornings

10 am | Middle School and High School Sunday School in the Youth Center

The Youth Center is located at Entrance 9 (the back of the church). Youth check-in using our secure system outside the door to the Youth Center. 

Participating in Youth Activities? Make sure you fill out our Youth Family Information Form!

Youth Family Information Form

Sunday Evenings 

4 pm | Middle School and High School Handbells. Middle school Handbells meet in the Chapel. High School Handbells meet in the Handbell Room

5 pm | Laudate and One Voice rehearsals. Laudate meets in the Chapel. One Voice meets in Choir room.

6 pm | Middle and High School Youth Groups in the Youth Center:

Wednesday Evenings 

6 pm  | Wednesday Night Youth Hang Out! - Join us for gaming, doing homework or just hanging out - whatever you need! Wednesday nights, 6 - 7:30 pm in the Youth Center.

Opportunities


Connect

  • Middle and High School Sunday School weekly at 10am in the Youth Center.
  • Wednesday Night Youth Hang Out! - gaming, doing homework or just hanging out! Wednesday nights, 6 - 7:30 pm in the Youth Center.
  • Middle and High School Youth Groups in the Youth Center.
  • Youth Choir and Handbell ensembles practice Sunday evenings and perform in Worship throughout the year. 

Grow/Serve

  • Our youth experience a God Centered Model for Spiritual Transformation. Through this, our students learn how to connect with God, one another, and within their own hearts. We strive to help each student find their place as we walk alongside them in their faith journey. .
  • Our youth participate in mission trips, retreats and choir tours throughout the year, giving their time and talents and growing through the experience. They regularly serve our children's ministry during seasonal events and VBS.
  • Youth are encouraged to explore service areas that excite them, many have started their own ministries to help folks here at Christ Church and in the community. 

Volunteer Needs

  • Middle Sunday School teacher; Join with a team of other adults to lead and teach Sunday school
  • Adult chaperone / supervision: Provide some adult supervision during youth events, outings and trips.
  • Provide food: Provide breakfast snack for Sunday school and Sunday night snack supper.
  • Prayer: Be part of a team that prayers for the youth and their families

Contact to Volunteer

Vocal Choirs


One Voice l High School Vocal Choir 

Many students say they have grown closer to God and have met their best friends through participating in One Voice. Students do not need prior music experience before they join, all are welcome! 

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Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

One Voice sings in worship during the following dates and times:

  • September 17 | 9am (w/Laudate)
  • September 24 | 11:15am (w/Laudate)
  • October 8 | 9am
  • October 22 | 11:15am 
  • October 29 | 11:15am (w/Laudate and Chancel Choir)
  • November 12 | 9am
  • February 4 | 9am (w/Laudate)
  • February 11 | 11:15am (w/Laudate)
  • February 25 | 11:15am (w/Laudate and Chancel Choir)
  • March 3 | 9am
  • March 31 (Easter Sunday) | 8:00am (w/Laudate)
  • April 21 | 9am
  • June 2 | 9am

High School Handbells ring on the following dates and times:

  • October 8 | 9am and 11:15am
  • April 21 | 9am and 11:15am

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP CALL TIMES

  • Handbell call time is 8:00am. Handbells ring the prelude for both services and are dismissed after the prelude at 11:15.
  • Choir call time is 8:30am for early services and 10:45am for late services.

YOUTH MUSIC REHEARSAL TIME/PLACE
HS Handbells | 4 pm | Handbell Room
One Voice | 5 pm | Choir Room

For those going on tour (8th-12th grade), we will rehearse on these dates as well: Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 19 & Jun 2

Full Rehearsal Schedule

SPECIAL DATES

  • Christmas Eve Brunch and Rehearsal | Saturday, December 23 | 9am - 1pm (One Voice, High School Handbells, and Alumni)
  • Christmas Eve Worship |  Sunday, 12/24 | Call: 10:00pm and Service: 10:45pm (One Voice, High School Handbells, and Alumni)
  • Youth Fundraiser | Sunday, February 11 after worship (One Voice and Laudate)
  • Choir Tour | June 5-9 (all interested persons grades 8-12)

Want to learn more about One Voice? Contact Dan Blosser -  

Laudate l Middle School Vocal Choir

Laudate offers middle school students the chance to grow spiritually as they worship God. Students do not have to have any prior experience before they join the choir, they just have to have an open heart and be ready to have fun! 

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Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Laudate sings in worship during the following dates and times:

  • September 17 | 9am (w/One Voice)
  • September 24 | 11:15am (w/One Voice)
  • October 15 | 9am
  • October 29 | 11:15am (w/One Voice and Chancel Choir)
  • November 19 | 9am
  • February 4 | 9am (w/One Voice)
  • February 11 | 11:15am (w/One Voice)
  • February 25 | 11:15am (w/One Voice and Chancel Choir)
  • March 17 | 9am
  • March 31 (Easter Sunday) | 8:00am (w/One Voice)
  • April 14 | 9am

Middle School Handbells ring in worship during the following dates and times:

  • November 19 | 9am and 11:15am
  • March 17 | 9am and 11:15am

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP CALL TIMES

  • Handbell call time is 8:00am. Handbells ring the prelude for both services and are dismissed after the prelude at 11:15.
  • Choir call time is 8:30am for early services and 10:45am for late services.

YOUTH MUSIC REHEARSAL TIME/PLACE
MS Handbells | 4 pm | Chapel
Laudate | 5 pm | Chapel 

For those going on tour (8th-12th grade), we will rehearse on these dates as well: Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 19 & Jun 2

Full Rehearsal Schedule

SPECIAL DATES

  • Laudate Winter Retreat | January 26-27 (Laudate only)  - REGISTER HERE!
  • Youth Fundraiser | Sunday, February 11 after worship (One Voice and Laudate)
  • Choir Tour | June 5-9 (all interested persons grades 8-12)

Want to learn more about Laudate? Contact Dan Blosser - 

Handbell Ensembles


High School Handbell Choir

High School Handbells offer a unique opportunity for youth to ring handbells in a group setting. They periodically ring during worship and the High School Handbells group participates in the One Voice summer tour. 

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High School Handbells ring on the following dates and times:

  • October 8 | 9am and 11:15am
  • April 21 | 9am and 11:15am

HS Handbells Rehearsal | 4 pm | Handbell Room

 Want to learn more? Contact Ben Williams -  t

Middle School Handbell Choir

The Middle School Handbells offer a unique opportunity for youth to ring handbells in a group setting. They periodically ring during worship and often perform around the city, bringing the gift of music to the elderly or homebound. 

REGISTER

Middle School Handbells ring in worship during the following dates and times:

  • November 19 | 9am and 11:15am
  • March 17 | 9am and 11:15am

MS Handbells Rehearsal | 4 pm | Chapel

Want to learn more? Contact Ben Williams - 

Youth Ministry Resources

Serving in Youth Ministry

Interested in serving in the Youth Ministry at Christ Church? All adult volunteers must complete our Safe Sanctuary Training. Click below to start the process.

Volunteer Application

Youth and Children Contact Form for Events

Youth Contact Information Form

Safe Sanctuary Training Videos

We believe that God intends for us to welcome and protect children, students and vulnerable adults, and to support those who minister to them as volunteers and employees. Completion of Safe Sanctuaries training is required prior to working with children and youth at Christ Church.


Safe Sanctuaries Training Overview

Safe Sanctuaries Training Video

Youth Ministry Staff

Amy Chapman

Associate Pastor: Welcome and Families

office: 502-882-9696

Bobby Patton

Director of Youth Ministries

office: (502) 882-9967

Mike Porter

Director of Men’s Ministry and Discipleship/Interim Youth Ministry Leader

office: 502-897-9290