6th Graders

Wednesdays • 6:30-7:45PM • CPC

We're excited to welcome 6th graders as part of Student Ministries! We gather on Wednesday nights for large group and small groups. Large group consists of worship, teaching from staff, and games—we want students to know they have FUN at church—then students gather in small groups led by high school IMPACT leaders. Throughout the year, students participate in service projects, Ruckus events, mission trips, and summer camps, all with the purpose of helping students love God and love others.

Director of Access  •  Brooks Wilkening


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7th-8th Graders

Wednesdays • 6:30-7:45PM • CPC

Elevate is made up of 7th-8th grade students, plus high school and adult leaders, who come together Wednesday nights for large-group worship, teaching, interactive games, and small groups. Throughout the year, students participate in service projects, Ruckus events, weekend retreats, mission trips, and summer camps, all with the purpose of helping students love God and love others.

Director of Elevate  •  Van Chounlamountry


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9th Graders

Wednesdays • 6:30-7:45PM • CPC

NEW THIS YEAR! Commitment Class is now under the umbrella of High School Minstry, providing us the opportunity to connect with high school students in a more comprehensive way. Commitment Class (CC) is the unique starting point for 9th graders to begin grounding their lives as followers of Jesus. Through times of teaching, community-building, and mentorship, students gain the knowledge to embrace their faith as their own. In addition to our weekly gatherings, students also take part in two retreats and a worship experience outside of CPC, as well as summer camps and mission opportunities.

Director of Commitment Class  •  Lexi Skoog


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10th-12th Graders

Wednesdays • 8:00-9:15PM • area homes
(plus one large-group meeting at CPC each month)

NEW THIS YEAR! High School Ministry now includes 9th graders, therefore programming for grades 10-12 (large group and house groups) will be called TEN12. Students from all around the southwestern suburbs are placed in different house groups that meet most Wednesday nights during the school year, enabling students to engage in community time and small-group Bible study. All of the houses gather together once a month for large-group worship and fun at CPC. We also have service projects, mission trips, and summer camps designed to help students build their faith and relationship with Jesus and connect with other high school students.

TEN12 Director of Programming  •  Trevor Tinsley


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IMPACT is a way for 9th-12th graders in High School Ministry to serve others through their gifts and passions. There are two areas of focus: Community Service Teams (reach outward to community and church) and Student Service Teams (reach back to younger students and kids). Student Service Teams are now closed.
IMPACT teams for Kids' Wednesday night, Access, Elevate, and CC leaders register below:


To apply, fill out the application below, then read and agree to the Lifestyle Commitment.


Student Lay Care

Time Commitment: 2 Sundays/month
Gifts: Encouragement, Compassion, Mercy
Who: 9th-12th graders
What: If you have gifts of encouragement, mercy, and compassion toward those in our church body, then the Student Lay Care Team (SLAY) is perfect for you! You will create care packages, send cards, pray for and visit kids and families who are struggling (sick, injured, dealing with loss, etc.) and those who are celebrating a joyous life event!

Student Plunge Team

Time Commitment: 1-2 days/month
Gifts: Helps/Service, Mercy, Giving, Missions
Who: 9th-12th graders
What: Students who are eager to get outside the walls of CPC and serve the community around us would be great for the Student Plunge Team! Brainstorm, plan, and implement meaningful service opportunities for this team as well as your friends in the greater HSM community.

A/V Team

Time Commitment: Wednesday evenings during Elevate & Commitment Class, or  during Kids' programming, other special events
Gifts: Helps/Service, Creativity, Production/Tech
Who: 10th-12th graders
What: Whether you are tech-savvy or interested in learning to be, the A/V Team wants you! Learn and be responsible for the production of Elevate and CC programs, Sunday morning Kids' programs, as well as retreats, HSM experiences, and special events. If you enjoy running sound equipment, taking photos, shooting video, or facilitating set-up and tear-down of equipment, this team is for you.

Red Carpet Team

Time Commitment: 1 Sunday morning/month
Gifts: Hospitality, Service, Creativity, Production/Tech
Who: 9th-12th graders
What: Come serve YOUR church on Sunday mornings! Be a part of the greeting team, coffee team, or help with the production side of worship services in the video booth, including audio/visual elements and slide presentation. See how you can play an important role in making worship come alive and building community here at CPC!

Tapestry Team

Time Commitment: 2 Tuesday evenings/month and 1 Sunday/month
Gifts: Shepherding, Mercy, Compassion, Service
Who: 9th-12th graders
What: Tapestry is a ministry for students with special needs. If you have a heart for these awesome kids, then spend your time simply loving on those in the program! This Team helps with craft time and joins the Tapestry students for special events.

Kids, 6th Grade, or Elevate

Time Commitment: Wednesday nights, quarterly training meetings, and other various events
Gifts: Shepherding, Evangelism, Faith, Wisdom, Team Building
Who: 10th-12th graders
What: Walk with students—from elementary through middle school—in one of these three teams! As a small group leader, you will stretch your faith as you lead a group each week. Leaders are expected to introduce students to Scripture, be a godly example and role model, meet with leadership and mentors, and build relationships with your small group both inside and outside the church. Why isn't Commitment Class listed here? Read a letter from Carrie Gleeson.