Youth

 

Whether it’s a Sunday morning, a Wednesday night, or a day in between there’s an opportunity for your student to connect with Jesus, adult leaders who love and care for them, and their friends as they study Scripture and learn how it makes a difference in their lives. 

Wednesday Nights: D-Group Resumes January 5

D-Group is our middle school and high school program that combines age appropriate Biblical teaching with relational small groups. Small groups are made up of students of the same grade and gender who meet on Wednesday nights with really amazing adult leaders.

To join a small group, scroll down to forms, and fill out the Small Group Covenant. This enables your child to check in on Wednesdays and ensures your family stays in the loop on all things Youth Ministry throughout the year. 

  • Grades 6th – 9th meet from 5:30pm - 7pm at Christ United (Enter through South Portico.)
  • Grades 10th - 12th students who are already in a small group should check with their small group about meeting time and place. Students looking to join a small group should contact one of our staff.

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BreakThru 2022
BreakThru is FULL
If you were not able to register your child or children before BreakThru filled up and would like to be put on the waiting list, please remember that you need to email   with your student's first and last name, grade, and school. Please understand we will do everything we can to get as many students as possible on the waiting list into BreakThru. If and when any spots become available, someone on the Youth Ministry staff will contact you. 
 
FAST FACTS 
Who: 6th – 12th Grade Students 
Where: Timber Creek Camp (Pulaski, MS)
When: January 14 – 17, 2022 
Registration Date:  
For grades 6-8, October 5th at 9:30am CST 
For grades 9-12, October 4th at 9:30am CST  
How will I register: Online only - links will be published on the Christ United website on September 30th as well as emailed out to those on our email list on September 30th. 
Cost: $265 
 
 
CHECK LIST 
_____ Fill out Christ United Medical Release Form (https://www.christunitedjxn.org/ministries/nextgen/youth/
_____ Register (link goes here) 
For grades 6-8, October 5th at 9:30am CST 
For grades 9-12, October 4th at 9:30am CST 
_____ Access packing list 
_____ Arrive at Christ United to check-in and leave for camp 
 
DETAILED INFORMATION: 
Medical Releases for each individual are required by the date of registration to be considered registered. If you have any questions about whether or not you have turned in this form for the 2021 - 2022 school year, please email  , and we will be happy to check on this for you. Please remember, this form must be updated each year. For example, if you went to BreakThru last year with us, that form is NOT valid. If you have filled out a form since August 2021, that form IS valid. 
You can access the Medical Release Form here:  https://www.christunitedjxn.org/ministries/nextgen/youth/ 
 
Who can I register? You may only register your own child/immediate family (or yourself) for this event. For example, you may register your child, step-child, or grandchild (or yourself). You may NOT register your friend or cousin.  
You must only register high schoolers (9-12th graders) in the high school registration and middle schoolers (6-8th graders) in the middle school registration to be considered registered. If you register your child with the incorrect age group, the registration is not valid. 
 
Wait List: If registration fills up before you can register, you may email   to be put on the wait list. Please include student name, grade, and school in the email. Texts, phone calls, or emails to any other person/email address will not be accepted for the wait list. 
 
Refund/Cancellation Policy: We understand that life happens, and things change. If you need to cancel your spot, please contact us at  . If you cancel by December 1, you will receive a refund of $215. These are EventBrite fees. If you cancel after December 1, we can only give you a refund of $215 if someone can fill your spot. Refunds will not be issued until after the retreat.
Sunday Mornings

Sunday School is at 9:30am in the Youth Center.
Join us for worship each Sunday at 10:40am (Bridge) in the Fellowship Hall or 11:00am (Traditions) in the Sanctuary.

We believe that practicing our faith is important, and one great we way we can do that is through service. We have three opportunities for service on Sunday Mornings:

  • Kids Ministry
  • Hospitality
  • Tech Team

We are happy to help train your student. If your student would like to be involved in any of these service opportunities, we would love to help get them connected. Contact J Nelson at (662)574-0900, Katherine Jordan at (601)573-1537, or Lauren McMaster at (662)207-0641.

Confirmation

Many of us who grew up in the Methodist Church went through Confirmation. Moving forward, when you think of Confirmation we want you to think about “Go Ahead.” The goal of “Go Ahead” is to provide your student with an opportunity to encounter Christ and grow in his/her faith. This happens during a student’s 8th or 9th grade year (they choose) by way of attending a retreat in the Fall. The goal of the retreat is to help students identify where they are with their faith in Jesus and decide the next steps in their faith journey.

To be clear, "Go Ahead” and church membership are two separate things. When your child is ready to join the church, he or she can do that at any time. They will just need to go through Discover Christ with the pastors as this is the path for membership for everyone wanting to join Christ United. At the conclusion of Discover Christ your child will have the option of making a public profession of faith in a future worship service, and we hope you will be a part of that. This is a great way to celebrate what Jesus has done in the life of your child and is doing in the life of our congregation. Discover Christ is offered quarterly on Sunday afternoons throughout the year. As soon as more information about the next Discover Christ is available, it will be in our weekly email.

We believe that Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change. If your student has not been baptized and is ready to make that step in their faith, please email us at   and we will walk with you through the baptism process. 

Race & Unity: Preparing the Next Generation
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