High School | Koinonia
Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook
Sundays | 7:00–8:45 p.m. | Oak Brook

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High School | Koinonia

A weekly rhythm is important for high school students to keep Jesus in the center of their lives. Our three weekly connection points are designed to help our students, wherever they are at with their faith, to live a life where they worship, grow, and serve as followers of Jesus Christ.

If you are interested in serving in Koinonia as a small group leader or a disability buddy, please complete and submit the interest form below.

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    Koinonia | High School Ministry
    Sundays | September 2024–May 2025 | 7:00–8:45 p.m.

    Koinonia | High School Ministry

    Sunday Night | September–May | 7:00–8:45 p.m.
    Oak Brook | Student Center (lower level)

    Koinonia (the Greek word for community) is the heart of our High School ministry here at Christ Church.  Our weekly night of connection includes, friends, fun, worship, large group teaching and small group time where students will spend time with their grade and gender–based groups discussing the teaching content for that week, praying and enjoying fellowship. 

    Questions?  Email Emily Maruyama at emaruyama@ChristChurch.us



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    Koinonia Summer House Groups 2024
    Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m.

    Koinonia Summer House Groups

    Wednesdays | June 5, 19, 26 | July 10, 17 & 31 | 7:00–8:30 p.m.
    Incoming Grades 9–12

    Throughout the summer, our Koinonia community will be gathering in backyards to hang out, eat food, play games, and spend some time in small groups talking about Scripture! We will meet from 7:00–8:30 p.m. Wednesday nights through June and July.

    Feel free to just show up. Reach out to emaruyama@ChristChurch.us with any questions. Friends are more than welcome!

    You will receive the exact address the day of by signing up for the Koinonia text updates. Please text "@HSupdate" to 81010. 


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    Roca y Agua Camp | High School Camp
    June 9–14 | Incoming Grades 9–12

    Roca y Agua Camp

    June 9–14 | Bull Shoals Lake, AR 
    Incoming Grades 9–12
    Cost | $840

    Camp is full. If you want to join the waitlist you can register below.

    Roca y Agua is an annual summer camp unlike any other. We’ll spend the week water skiing, tubing, swimming, cliff jumping and spending quality time with friends on houseboats on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas. Each day also includes rooftop gatherings of worship, biblical teachings from a speaker, and meaningful boat group conversations. You won’t want to miss this!

    Refund Policy: Please be aware that Christ Church will extend full refunds for cancellations for summer trips through March 1. If you cancel after March 1, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days of departure, we are unfortunately unable to give any refund, as we will have already paid for food, lodging and buses.

    Questions? Please reach out to Emily Maruyama | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us | 630.407.7079


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    Minneapolis Mission Trip | Middle School
    July 13–18 | Incoming Grades 7–9

    Minneapolis Mission Trip 

    July 13–18 | Minneapolis, MN
    Incoming Grades 7–9
    Cost | $575

    Trip is full. Please register below if you are interested in placing your student on the waitlist.

    The Minneapolis Mission Trip is an urban mission trip, for incoming students in Grades 7–9, to the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to partner with a local church to serve in soup kitchens, youth charities, and other urban outreach ministries unique to Minneapolis!

    PAPERWORK: Within one week of registering, please complete the Praying Pelican online paperwork through the Praying Pelican portal linked in your confirmation e-mail. Additionally, complete the online Christ Church Medication Permission Form that is required for ALL students. If your student will be bringing their own medications, please bring meds in original containers and fill out the online Authorization to Administer Medication Form two weeks before the trip.

    Refund Policy: Please be aware that Christ Church will extend full refunds for cancellations for summer trips through March 1. If you cancel after March 1, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days of departure, we are unfortunately unable to give any refund, as we will have already paid for food, lodging and buses.

    Stay up to date!

    You can sign up for text alerts by texting "@mncowtexts" to 81010.


    Please complete the above form if your student is bringing medications with them.

    Questions? Contact Grace Stevenson | gstevenson@ChristChurch.us



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    Baja Mission Trip | High School
    July 20–27 | Incoming Grade 10–Graduating Grade 12

    July 20–27, 2024 | Tijuana, Mexico
    Incoming Grade 10–Graduating Grade 12
    Cost | $1800

    Fundraising available

    Registration closed

    We are back again in Mexico, partnering with DOXA who has been active on the West side of Tijuana since the early 1990s. They have had the privilege of building over 2,200 houses, thereby providing shelter to over 11,000 people. DOXA also partners with local orphanages to help with projects, resources and relationships. This experience of building houses from the ground up and serving in children’s programming will help us grow in our faith and relationships with our team.

    For more details CLICK HERE.

    Refund Policy: Please be aware that Christ Church will extend full refunds for cancellations for summer trips through March 1. If you cancel after March 1, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days of departure, we are unfortunately unable to give any refund, as we will have already paid for food, lodging, and transportation.

    Questions? Please reach out to Emily Maruyama | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us | 630.407.7079

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    Student Serve Opportunities
    Sundays, Weekdays & Summer

    You can make an impact

    We want to give every child and student the opportunity to know, love and follow Jesus. Your unique perspectives, experiences and gifts are needed to help kids, students and families discover and take the next step in their faith journey. When you serve in Christ Church Kids or our middle or high school ministry you’ll meet new people, grow in your faith and contribute our Church community.

    Vacation Bible School Volunteer
    June 17–21 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    June 24–28 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Butterfield

    Students entering grade 6 in the fall through adult can register to volunteer. at VBS. Classes will be grouped with mixed ages. If you are a student (Age 11–17), register for Oak Brook VBS here or Butterfield VBS here. If you are 18+ register for Oak Brook here or Butterfield here. Email Jennie Amidei at jamidei@ChristChurch.us with any questions.

    Student Co-Leader at Summer Camp | June & July | Baraboo, WI
    If you have a gift for leading and mentoring children, you may be interested in helping at one of our summer camps. We are looking for student camp volunteers entering Grades 10–12. Rock 'N Canoe for kids in Grades 4–5 is in July, and Camp COW for students in Grades 6–8 is in June. To tell us you are interested in serving at Rock 'N Canoe, click here. To tell us you are interested in serving at Camp COW, click here. A ministry director will be in touch soon after you submit an interest form to explain the application process.

    Christ Church Kids Volunteer | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Help children experience and know God’s love and grace. Join us in creating a place where kids feel safe and secure and littles can participate in worship and learn from God’s Word. If you are interested in being a faith mentor or a helper in classes with children birth to grade 5 during church services, please register here to let us know your preferences (availability, age, grade, etc.). The youngest volunteer can be in sixth grade. Email Jennie Amidei at jamidei@ChristChurch.us with any questions.

    Christ Church Kids Check-in Volunteer | 40 minute commitment on Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    We are in need of volunteers to welcome parents and kids, check in new kids at the computer kiosks, and show families to classrooms. If technology or hospitality is your gift, this is the role for you! We would need help 20 minutes before and after service starts. For example, for the 9:00 a.m. service, we would need you at check-in 8:40–9:20 a.m. Then you can join your family for the service. High schoolers and adults welcome! Register here and share your preferences with us. Email Jennie Amidei at jamidei@ChristChurch.us with any questions.

    Buddy for Disability Ministry | Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook 
    Provide one to one support for a child with special needs or assist in a classroom that has children with needs helping them experience God’s love and offering appropriate support. Register here if you would like to join our team in this role. Email Danielle Schaeffer, our Disability Ministry Director, at dschaeffer@ChristChuch.us with any questions.

    Child Care Helper | Weekday Mornings & Special Events | Oak Brook 
    Support families seeking to grow in their faith by providing a safe and engaging place for their children, infants through kindergarten. Email Jenna Holmes at jholmes@ChristChurch.us to join our team.

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    Mosaic | Our Student Leadership Community
    Wednesdays | September 2024–May 2025 | 7:00–8:30 p.m.

    Mosaic Leadership Community

    Wednesdays | September–May | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Auditorium

    This is our mid-week check-in where we gather for fellowship. It is designed for students who want to develop and grow in their personal relationship with God in a smaller community. All high schoolers are welcome! 



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    Contemporary or Classic Worship
    Worship With Us!

    Sundays 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. (year round)

    Worshipping as a part of a larger community is significant for the spiritual developlment of an adolescent. Research suggests that high school students who were regularly part of an ongoing worshipping community were more likely to maintain their faith beyond high school. At Christ Church, we are eager to help our students develop not only in their peer communities, but as part of the wider church. We encourage students to sit with their families for worship or, feel free to join other students who sit together. Our staff and volunteers attend worship and are eager to help studnets connect with one another or to sit with a student who may not be attending with their family. If you have any questions about Sunday morning worship, please contact Emily | emaruyama@ChristChurch.us

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    Back to School Bash
    Friday, September 6 & Sunday, September 8 
    Oak Brook | Butterfield

    Back to School Bash

    Friday, September 6 | 4:00–7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    Sunday, September 8 | After 10:00 a.m. Worship | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Butterfield

    We are looking forward to how God is going to move in the lives of our kids this year!

    At our Oak Brook campus, we hope you'll join us for an open house to explore all the great new spaces created just for kids and students as a part of our Lift initiative. Families are invited to pop by to visit the new student center & children's areas and enjoy some back-to-school festivities in the parking lot. 

    At our Butterfield campus, join us on our front lawn after worship for food, fun and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends or make new ones. We will have a bounce house, scavenger hunt, face painting, music, raffles and more! No registration is necessary. Our Food Pantry is collecting school lunch snack items such as granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, small bags of potato chips or other similar treats. We encourage you to bring these items with you to the Butterfield event and they will be given out at our Food Pantry every second Saturday of the month.