Our Students are an integral part of our wider church body
Grounded in God’s love and grace, the Youth Ministry at CTK seeks to reach new believers with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to equip his followers for a lifelong journey of discipleship, and to include them in the full life and mission of the church.
In part, the youth at CTK are an age-divided subgroup of the church, so we, at times, separate the high school and middle school students for age-focused fellowship and teaching. However, our students are also an integral part of the wider church body, so we encourage and emphasize participation in the larger activities of the church- especially corporate worship and service to the body of Christ and our community.
Ways to get involved
Sunday School – Each Sunday before our worship service we have an hour of Christian education where our students study the word of God. Sunday school meets from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on the 2nd floor of our Sunday school wing.
Youth Group – Every Sunday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m., the youth group gathers at the church building for games, singing, prayer, and Bible study.
Small Groups – We have small group hangouts and Bible studies for high school guys, high school girls, middle school guys, and middle school girls that regularly meet at different times and locations during the week. These provide an opportunity for our students to grow in friendship and prayer with one another.
Service -We continually seek to invite and train our students to join our adult CTK members in the various aspects of service in which they are engaged in our local and international community. These include participating in many areas of service on Sunday morning (greeters, A/V, nursery volunteers, teacher helpers/assistants in our classes for younger children, etc.) and serving neighbors in our local community (past examples include providing moving assistance for neighbors and volunteering at the Blue Ridge Women’s Center). High school students also have the opportunity to apply for our annual, intergenerational service trip to El Salvador.
Conferences & Retreats – In the summer, our high school students attend the annual High School RYM Summer Conference in MD. In the fall, our middle school students attend the annual Modgnik retreat in VA.
Social Events – Throughout the year, the youth group gathers for a variety of social gatherings. Past events have included trips to Kings Dominion, bowling nights, and Christmas parties.
Youth Ministry Resources
If you have any questions or would like to hear more information, please feel free to contact our Assistant Pastor for Youth Ministry, Andrew Martin ([email protected]).