Students following Jesus together.

Grades 6-12

This ministry exists to walk alongside students and their families as they follow Jesus. We are constantly working to connect students to Jesus, help them grow deeper in relationship with Jesus, and equip them to impact the world with Jesus. We do that primarily through groups and classes which you can read more about below!

Student Classes & Groups

Sunday Mornings

9:45-10:45 AM

Grow deeper in your knowledge of the Bible through our Sunday morning teaching time and discussions. We meet in the Family Life Center and split by Middle School and High School after that.

Middle School students meet in rm.146

High School students meet in rm. 150

Registration is not required.

Sunday Nights

6:00-7:30 PM

During the school year we meet on Sunday nights for small groups and to share a meal together. We believe that groups are crucial to our growth in Jesus -- so don't miss this! Groups are split by age and gender.

High School groups meet weekly.

Middle School groups meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month.

Registration is not required.

For details about our Sunday morning classes and evening groups, please download our 2023 Youth Calendar:

Wildlights!

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join us for a trip to the Columbus Zoo for an evening at Wildlights on Sunday, December 4 from 3:30-7:30 PM.

 We will gather together at 3:30 PM for food before boarding a bus to head to the zoo at 4:00 PM. The cost is $10/per person, which covers the cost for food and transportation.
 
And yes, you can invite a friend!
NOTE: If you have a Zoo Pass, please let us know so we can purchase the appropriate number of tickets.

** An updated Youth Participation Agreement must be completed by a parent or guardian to attend. You may complete the PDF and email it back to us OR print it out and drop it off at the church office. **

Special Event for High School students:

CIY MOVE

MOVE is for all High School students (grades 9-12 in the Fall). Our 2023 trip is June 19-23 in Holland, Michigan!

Located on college campuses across the nation, MOVE provides a program for 30,000 high school students every summer. Students are challenged through intense, interactive worship, dynamic preaching, small group study and community building.

Students at MOVE not only learn and worship together – they spend quality time with their church youth groups, discovering ways that God will use them to impact the world.

MOVE is more than just another conference or camp – it’s an experience! It’s an all-inclusive event providing food, lodging, recreational activities and an amazing program. Adult leaders are provided small group materials prior to the event, and then meet with CIY staff each morning to go over each day’s lesson. And MOVE curriculum is made available to all groups after the event. This includes curriculum that will take your students deeper into MOVE’s theme for four more weeks.

MOVE is committed to helping students take their mountaintop experiences beyond the event by challenging them to become Kingdom workers. To encourage that commitment, each student has the opportunity to open a Kingdom Worker Card on the last day of MOVE. On that card is a challenge to complete something over the next year, no matter how difficult the task. Click here to learn more about Kingdom workers.

Special Event for Middle School students:

CIY MIX

MIX is for all Middle School students (grades 6-8 in the Fall). Our 2023 trip is July 10-13 to Marion, Indiana!

MIX is a four-day summer event specifically designed for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is intentionally crafted in ways that will engage middle school students through tactile, interactive and fun activities coupled with Bible-based teaching and small group interaction.

MIX is an event that understands middle school students need their own experience. This age group is at a unique time in their lives – they’re growing and learning different than any other age group. They’re still young enough to need to play, but old enough to start understanding some core ideals that will stay with them the rest of their lives. For this reason, MIX isn’t designed for high school students, or for preteens. It’s specifically designed for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students – it’s their chance to be exactly who they are: to play, listen and learn as themselves.

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