Our purpose is to equip youth to minister in all aspects of their lives by growing in their relationship with Christ and by helping them learn about Him through His Word, fellowship, prayer, service, and worship.
EDUCATION, WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP
The St. Christopher youth ministry program welcomes all children from 6th - 12th grade.
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
Pre-teens and teens are invited to participate in the Parish’s collaborative relationship with Clear Lake Episcopal Youth (CLEY), a partnership of St. Thomas-Nassau Bay, Good Shepherd-Friendswood, and St. Christopher. CLEY offers Bible study, meeting Thursdays, 6:00 pm, at the Black Rock Café, led by St. Thomas-Nassau Bay’s staff family and youth minister. CLEY also provides a fellowship community, meeting Sundays, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, by announcement, and offering a meal, group activity, and short worship.
Youth Education for Sacraments In addition to Holy Baptism and Eucharistic Instruction (see Children), also available to Youths, the parish offers Confirmation class (or Reception class, for those previously Confirmed in another tradition). Utilizing My Faith, My Life Episcopal Confirmation curriculum, Youth ages 12-18 engage in self-paced readings followed by half-day Confirmation retreat. Instruction is scheduled periodically in accordance with a bishop’s annual visitation.
Please contact Mtr. Viktoria Gotting at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Diocesan Events and Camp Allen Diocesan youth events include junior high school retreat weekends, Happening (a renewal retreat for high school students), and Missionpalooza (diocesan-wide annual mission trip), and Camp Allen Summer Camp. More information can always be found at the Episcopal Diocese of Texas website (epicenter.org).
At St. Christopher, our youth give back to the community as well as engage in mission trips each summer. Both Jr. High and Sr. High groups go on separate trips outside of our immediate area furthering St. Christopher's outreach impact.