High School

Life Groups

During the school year, high school students meet in small groups at church members' homes. Youth and their adult leaders share meaningful conversations about how faith and life intersect.

If you are not currently engaged with our Life Group and would like to be, please come with a friend, or contact Alice deVries at to get connected.

Youth Council

Youth Council is a leadership opportunity for high school students to serve the Church community through a variety of ways while deepening their relationship with God and each other. All high school students are invited to apply!

Below are some of the leadership roles Youth Council served this past year:

  • Served on the 2017-2018 Youth Commission
  • Hosted the All Youth Fall Kick-Off in September
  • Served at Loaves and Fishes for Serve-a-bration in November
  • Organized a contemplative space for Hush in the Rush during Advent for all youth and their leaders
  • Organized the Middle School Dance while collecting over 200 pairs of shoes for Haiti Soles for Souls in February
  • Hosted Room in the Inn together in March
  • Participated in all aspects of Youth Sunday in March
  • Assisted at Faith Talks, Life Group and All Youth Sunday School events throughout the year

Youth Council has built a close-knit community at our monthly meetings where we share a meal together, have meaningful conversations and plan our next events.

We are so grateful to our youth leaders for their active involvement in our parish-wide events.  Adult leaders are Steve Garbee, Sylvia Wood, and Alice deVries.

If you are interested in joining Youth Council, please download the application and return it to Alice deVries by August 31, 2018. Come join us! 

Download the Youth Council application »

Youth Council Retreat

September 28 - 30, 2018 (leave Friday at 3:00 PM; return by 1:00 PM Sunday)
Glory Ridge Camp, Marshall, NC
For: Youth Council members (Grades 9 -12)
Why: Planning, Fellowship, Worship and Fun!
Cost: $75 (includes food, fuel, use of Glory Ridge camp, and t-shirt)

Youth Council will have a fun-filled weekend retreat in the mountains of Marshall, NC at Glory Ridge Camp. On this weekend retreat, we will spend time in God’s creation planning our 2018 - 2019 calendar year of service to our spiritual home while building our community. To register for the retreat click here.

To help cover our costs, we are asking each member to contribute $75, which includes a Youth Council t-shirt. If a Youth Council member is unable to attend the retreat and would like a Youth Council t-shirt to wear to our events during the school year, please click here to purchase ($15). For more information contact Alice deVries at or 704-714-6962.

Youth Outreach

For more information on how your student can participate in mission and outreach at Christ Church, contact Betsy Parkhurst at .

Glory Ridge

Christ Church offers a short-term mission experience for rising 9th - 12th graders and adults each summer at Glory Ridge, a mission camp in Madison County, NC. Learn more »

Freedom School TEEN BOARD

The Christ Church Freedom School is accepting applications for its Teen Board for the 2018 summer program. Fifteen teens (rising 11th grade through college freshmen) will be chosen from Christ Church and the larger community to work with first through fifth graders at Rama Road Elementary School to boost their literacy skills and enrich their cultural experiences. Download the Teen Board Application »


Youth Pilgrimage

From the time of the very early Church until today, Christians have made pilgrimages to holy places as a part of their discipline and life of faith. Long before the notion of vacations, holidays, and mission trips, individuals within the Christian tradition set out to see the places where our Lord and his saints walked, slept, prayed, and preached the Good News. We invite our tenth graders to journey on a pilgrimage each year.

Our next youth pilgrimage will be June 2019. The location will be announced in early fall.

Contact Betsy Parkhurst  for more information.