2021-22 Disciples and Post-Disciples
Sundays, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
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For 9th grade students, or any high school student who has not previously been through Disciples.
Begins Sunday, Sept 12 5:00 - 6:-15 pm
Disciples serves as our Confirmation program at CPC, but it is also open to youth whose families are not members of CPC. ALL are welcome! At the end of Disciples, each participant is invited to confirm their beliefs and their faith in Jesus, and they will be offered the opportunity to become a member of CPC. Students meet with leaders in “Cubes” - small discussion groups - for study, discussion and activities that help them to explore their spirituality, values, and relationships with others and with God. These are some of the most meaningful and fun years of our high school programs. Two off-campus weekend retreats and a one-day on campus retreat with Disciples parents are part of the program (these are on hold for the time being).
CPC is proud to have offered the Disciples program for over 40 years, welcoming new members with each class.
For any high school student who has been through Disciples
Begins Sunday, Sept 12 5:00 - 6:-15 pm
In Post Disciples, the study and fellowship continues in the style of the Disciples’ program. In Post Disciples, our youth are encouraged to further explore their faith in Jesus and what being a Christian means in today’s world. Cube time continues to be a safe place to explore and discuss issues without being judged. Two retreat trips are typically scheduled each year but are on hold for the time being.
WF is all about fun and Christian service, and it is open to any and all high school students. WF will meet on select Sundays, typically following Disciples and Post-Disciples Cubes. Students are invited to participate as often as they’d like. CPC Youth activities sponsored by WF have include a road rally, dodgeball nights, the summer work mission trips (Caravans), rake-n-run, a dinner theater fundraiser, 30 Hour Famine, Whirly Ball, gutter sundaes (aka: “eating ice cream out of a gutter” .. (don’t worry, it’s clean!). Hope to see you there!
Disciples and Post-Disciples Cubes will meet Sunday nights from 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm, discussing such things as friendship, acceptance, forgiveness, being called by God, families, and other topics relevant to life as a freshman. We are currently not offering meals for students, but hope to continue this tradition of fellowship in the future.
2021 Disciples and Post-Disciples Spring Retreat
Stronghold Retreat Center
Registration due April 10th!
Come along with us on a retreat getaway to Stronghold Camp! The weekend will be full of great small group discussions, engaging times of learning, meaningful & fun music, great games & activities, and the opportunity to enjoy a weekend away with old and new friends! Retreats also, and most importantly, provide an incredible space to further explore and deepen our faith in God.
High School Youth will attend two weekend-long retreats a year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring.
Youth and their adult leaders have been participating in annual summer Mission Caravans for generations at CPC. In recent summers, Caravans worked on construction and rehab of homes in West Virginia and Virginia, as well as volunteering with special-needs children at Camp Courageous in Iowa.
Virginia Caravan: June 11-18
We are in conversations with Binns-Counts Community Center and hope to return to this beloved site to build and learn about the ways they are sharing generosity and compassion in Virginia! The trip is designed for high school students but we are always looking for adult chaperons to join us!
Camp Courageous Caravan: July 31-Aug 5
High School students are invited to spend a week as volunteer counselors at a camp for mentally and/or physically challenged children and teens. You will work long hours, do meaningful work that will help campers have a great week, and have a great time doing it!
Applications are still being accepted!!
For more information regarding Caravans, contact:
Rev. Susan Tindall, Transitional Associate Pastor/ Acting Director of Youth and Family Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Group Fundraisers
Each year Caravan participants pay to go on Caravans, but that doesn’t cover the entire cost. The Youth Group does fundraising to make up the difference. We also welcome program donations to help defray the expenses.
How do we stay connected with our youth who have gone on to college? Periodic communications and a winter retreat or open house during school break help keep college students connected. Check out the CPC Youth Alumni Facebook Page for current events geared to the 18-25 yr old age group.
Post-Post Disciples Christmas Break Event for
Classes of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
Tuesday, December 28
11:00 am-6 pm
Former youth program students are invited to go bowling, eat pizza and paint on the youth lounge walls during Christmas Break! We will be gathering from 11am-6 pm on December 28 to reconnect and make some new memories, too! If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Woody or Pastor Susan. We look forward to hear about all of the amazing things you are doing after high school.
How Can You Help?
Volunteer to be a Cube leader or a WF leader! These ministries don’t happen without the loving and hard-working presence of adults from our church who love Jesus, love CPC, and love to mentor youth! If you’re interested in joining in and getting a front row seat to the work God is doing in our next generation, contact Lauren Cochran, Associate Pastor, at email@example.com