Youth

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As a congregation of Christ Church St Ives, our Youth program exists to help those in Years 6-12 grow in their love and knowledge of Christ, build friendships and generally, have an all-around great time together! The same goes for our Kids program, which runs for Toddlers to Year 5.

All those involved in leading, teaching and caring for children and youth are well-trained, have completed the Safe Ministry Training required as part of the Anglican Diocesan Safe Ministry Ordinance Safe within the past three years and have current Working With Children Checks verified by Christ Church St Ives.

In a nutshell, at Christ Church Youth, we run two groups – Junior High and Senior High. Junior High is for people in Years 6 to 8 and Senior High, is for people in Years 9 to 12. Both Junior High and Senior High involve meeting on Sundays and Fridays as part of a larger church Gathering and smaller Growth Group and going away on camps together during the year.

Junior High | Years 6-8

Junior High Gathering | Fridays at 6-8pm

Our larger gathering for Junior High meets on Friday evenings during term-time in the Upper Hall at Christ Church St Ives, from 6-8pm. The evening includes spending time hearing and responding to God’s word together as we sing, hear a talk from the Bible, pray together and split off into discussion groups led by Youth leaders.

Growth Groups | Sundays during Family Church

Junior High meet in smaller Growth Groups on Sunday mornings to help make the big group small. Our Junior High Growth Groups are led by Youth leaders and organised by year group and gender and usually have 8-12 people in them. On Sundays, Year 6-8 start in the main meeting with the adults, then head to our own space and split into Growth Groups from there.

Senior High | Years 9-12

Senior High Gathering | Sundays at 5-6.30pm

Our larger gathering for Senior High meets on Sunday evenings during term-time in the Upper Hall at Christ Church St Ives, from 5-6.30pm. The evening includes spending time hearing and responding to God’s word together as we sing, hear a talk from the Bible and pray together.

Growth Groups | Fridays at 6.30-8.30pm

Senior High meet in smaller Growth Groups on Friday evenings to help make the big group small. Our Senior High Growth Groups are led by Youth leaders and organised by year group and gender and usually have 8-12 people in them. Senior High Growth Groups meet from 6.30-8.30pm and usually meet off-site in group members’ homes.

Camps

Throughout the year, Junior High and Senior High also go on camps. Basically, everyone gets to go on at least two camps per year: Summer Camp in January and one of our winter camps in July, or Study Camp for Year 12ers in October.

If you are looking for youth camps and events, head to our events page

GET INVOLVED

If you have any questions about our youth ministry please contact our Youth Minister Hayden Smith at hayden@christchurch.com.au.