CROSSROADS YOUTH

CYF and CHI RHO
6th – 12th Grade
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SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:10 – 11:00 am
6th – 12th graders meet for Bible Study and discussion in the Children’s Center. 
 
 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
4:30 – 6:00 pm
CYF (9th-12th) and Chi Rho (6th-8th) gather on Sunday afternoons during the school year for fun and games, outreach opportunities, and fellowship.
 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON BELLS
3:35 – 4:30 pm
CYF and Chi Rho have bell rehearsal Sunday afternoons before youth group. They provide music in worship throughout the school year. 
 
we are committed to
GROWING 
SPIRITUAL LEADERS
 
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP  
Youth are active in ministry in our church: providing musical leadership, serving in worship, teaching younger children in summer Sunday school, Vacation Bible school, serving as CIT’s (Counselor in Training) at church camps, and weekly in the Kid’s worship program. The youth prepare and lead a Sunday morning worship service every year.
 
CONNECTIONS TO THE LARGER CHURCH
Youth participate in the life of our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), through leadership on the regional youth cabinet, regional youth retreats and conferences and Church Camp experiences. FCC youth also participate at the general level of our denomination by attending International CYF conference and in their commitment as a Global Mission Youth Group through the Global Ministries of the general church.
 
MISSIONS: GLOBAL AND LOCAL 
Our youth are active with mission projects each year. In the local Topeka community they participate in the “Hands and Feet” weekend where they serve at Doorstep, Topeka Rescue Mission, Let’s Help, and other local community projects

As a global mission youth group they focus on a global concern every year.   In past years they have focused on issues facing young people in Africa, specifically northern Uganda and the Congo, where children have been abducted and forced to serve as child soldiers. They have participated in Gulu Walk, a walk to raise awareness and funds to help rebuild northern Uganda and have hosted Invisible Children and their Ugandan advocates at our global mission events along with raising money for Nothing But Nets, a campaign to end malaria and charity water, an organization that raises money to drill water wells in Africa.  In 2018-2019 their global mission focus will be on human trafficking.

 
SUMMER MISSION TRIP
In June grades 8-12 take a summer mission trip. During this time they focus on being the hands and feet of Jesus in community with our neighbors.  We have traveled to Washington D.C., Chicago, St. Louis, and Denver.