Dear Christ Church Parents & Students!
We are so happy to be leading the Christ Church youth group this year! Both of us (Nathan and Amanda) were Fellows last year at Christ Church, and spent our time immersing ourselves in many of the wonderful ministries at this church, one of which being the youth group. While we will miss Rebecca so much this next year, we are looking forward to the many new things in store for youth ministry at Christ Church.
This year we are very excited to try a different model of ministry for youth group. Instead of our sunday meeting times, we plan on forming a series of “small groups” consisting of different pockets of kids in the area. Small groups will provide leaders the opportunity to meet weekly or bi-weekly with kids in an environment conducive to their shifting schedules where we can catch up, talk about God’s love, pray for each other, and maybe eat some good food too. In addition to small group time, we have planned monthly gatherings for all of our small groups to come together with a fun event, dinner, or service activity.
After lengthy discussions about how we have approached ministry over the past few years and where we want to take the youth ministry in the future, we feel as though this new model will best allow us to share God’s amazing message of forgiveness to high school and middle school students in Charlottesville in a fruitful manner.
If your child would like to be in a small group, please email or call/text us! We would absolutely love to connect with these students, and we have a wonderful lineup of fun events and service opportunities throughout the year to do so. Our hope is that your children would know the unconditional love of God through this new youth group.
With Thankfulness and Excitement,
Amanda McMillen and Nathan Colberg