Wesley Owens is the CHS’s interim youth ministry leader for high school and young adults as well as the communications coordinator. During this time, he welcome your ideas, as he meet with other leaders of the church to prayerfully consider a new vision for high school youth ministry at CHS. He ask’s for your help as he seeks to build meaningful relationships and share the gospel with the youth in Loudon County. But, most of all, he asks for your prayers, as he seeks to be faithful to the task that Christ has set before me and to honor his call to love and serve you this year. Please feel free to reach out if you have any thoughts or questions.
Vision and Mission
- We are a youth ministry that purposely sets youth on a course to collide with their creator, the LIVING GOD.
- It is our desire that this generation would awaken from the cultural deep sleep that so many have fallen into.
- We must raise and equip teens to honor God with their lives and their decisions.
- We will raise an army of the lost, the forgotten, the weak, the broken, the hopeless and the unclaimed.
- We will teach the absolute Truth of God’s Word.
- We will be purposeful and intentional with each opportunity.
- We will love unconditionally.
- Grace, mercy and honor will characterize this youth ministry.
- We will lead by example.
- We will pursue God with an abandonment.
- We will hunger and thirst for righteousness.
- We will challenge teens to be moral and spiritual leaders.
- We will not give up or give in.
- TRUTH will reign.
- Obedience will prevail.
- We will give our all for the Mission of God.
Connect: High School and Middle School Classes:
At the 11:00 service, youth are present for worship in song, then are typically dismissed for their own group study and discussions and then they return for communion with their families. The High School class is located across from the Main entrance doors and the Middle School dismiss to the room at the back of the sanctuary. (High School and Middle School Youth stay in service during the 8:45am service.)
Middle School Mania
Sara Johnson leads our Middle School Mania, which takes over the church building every 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoon from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Crazy middle school fun. We share a Life lesson from God’s Word, and dinner, too. For anyone currently in 6th – 8th grade. Bring friends! Parents are welcome to join us! We hope to lead middle schoolers in fun and fellowship, and teach them to live radical lives for Jesus Christ. No two nights are the same! Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her, for more information: 703-307-0969.
High School Varsity Group
High School meets here in our building on Sunday evenings during the school year. We meet every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm. The evening includes dinner, sung worship, teaching, and small group discussion.
Confirmation marks the point in your Christian journey at which you declare for yourself and those around you, your desire to live life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, through the direction of the Holy Spirit. You’re not a Christian because you were raised as one, but because you actually follow Jesus Christ and speak about him publically. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by our Bishop, John Guernsey. The Bishop asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.
Together we’ll study Scriptural topics such as: Knowing you’re saved; Putting Christ first; Prayer; and Hearing the voice of God. We’ll also spend time learning the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed. We study the book called An Anglican Catechism, (J.I. Packer, ed.) Some practical topics we will focus on are Leadership and Servanthood.
I do want to encourage you that it won’t be just classroom work. We’ll be going offsite on a retreat, do a service project, and some events for fun to connect us as a group. The good news is YOU will get input toward what we do!
My goal is to make the confirmation experience one you look back on with awesome memories. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 571-465-7670. I’m really looking forward to helping you discover who you are as a son/daughter of God and seeing you continue the process of being launched into your God-given purpose on this earth.
Many summers, our youth participate in Reach Workcamp. This is a fun outreach that includes many types of home improvement activities. We join forces with many other churches around the country showing Christ’s love for those in need. There is wonderful fellowship, worship and rewarding work. All are invited to share Christ’s love in this outreach. We will raise funds to support the cost of the trip. This is for middle school and high school youth. Call Pastor Matt 571-465-7670 for details, or go to www.reachwc.org.