Middle School

middle school

Middle School

Middle School

Our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders meet at Christ Church to be in community with each other. Students are engaged in living a personal faith with Jesus in both large and small group gatherings Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.

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    8th Grade Celebration
    May 4 | Drop-off - Oak Brook Branch | Pick Up - Pjesky Home, Hinsdale

    8th Grade Celebration
    May 4 | Drop-off - Oak Brook Branch | Pick Up - Pjesky Home, Hinsdale

    Hard to believe, but our8th graders will be moving on from COW soon!  It has been an awesome 3 years and we have been so blessed to have their smiling faces in our middle school group!  8th grade students are invited to come join us for one last hurrah as we have a blast at Enchanted Castle and look back over the past 3 years together!

    Who: Current 8th Graders!

    Where:Meet at CCOB before heading to enchanted Castle.  Students will be picked up at 9:30PM at the Pjesky's home in Hinsdale

    When: Friday 5/4, 4pm - 9:30PM

    Cost: $25 will cover all of your costs at enchanted castle and dinner!


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    Camp COW | June 25 - 29
    Middle School Camp | Grades 6 - 8

    Camp COW
    June 25 - 29 | Baraboo, WI 

    Camp Cow is an experience designed to challenge, encourage, refresh and empower middle schoolers. The entire week is made to engage individuals on multiple levels. Biblical, relevant teaching challenges the campers to discover what it means to follow Jesus Christ. Authentic, engaging staff lead campers in discussions and times of recreation during their week at camp. Our morning and evening programs are the highlights of the day as campers are given the space to praise God together through music and experiential learning. Of course all of this is complemented by crazy games, paintball, high ropes, knocker-ball, archery, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking and a day at the Wisconsin Dells!  A week at Camp Cow provides middle schoolers with engaging conversations, life- changing moments, fun-filled days and lasting memories. 

    Camp Cow is ultimately an opportunity to create spiritual markers in the lives of middle schoolers so they can look back and say... 

    “I remember God did something in my heart, and it happened at Camp Cow!”



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    Louisville Missions Trip (WAIT LIST)| July 22 - 27
    Middle School Mission Trip | Grades 7 - 8

    This is a wait list for the Louisville Missions Project, we will refund your deposit if we are unable to secure a spot for your student.

    Louisville Mission Trip
    July 22-27 | Louisville, KY

    The Louisville Mission Trip is a unique urban and rural hybrid missions trip, for 7th and 8th grade students, to the city of Louisville, Kentucky. Students will have the opportunity to serve in soup kitchens, youth charities, and other urban outreach ministries unique to the city of Louisville!

    We are hopeful to be able to add the first 10 students on the wait list in the next couple days!


    To be added to the wait list contact Laurie Lamm at llamm@cc-ob.org



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    March 17 & 18 | Oak Brook Campus

    March 17 & 18 | Oak Brook Campus

    WE HAVE A HUGE GOAL - To raise $20,000 for children in need around the world!  Last year we reached our goal, and were able to help change peoples lives. This year we want to continue that legacy!  All of our funds go straight to our awesome partner World Vision to be distributed to some of the poorest communities in famine stricken Kenya.

    Who: All middle school students are welcome!

    What: World Vision's 30 Hour Famine

    Where: Christ Church's Oak Brook Campus (Girls will sleep in the Discovery Center boys will sleep at the Church)

    When: Saturday 3/17 - Sunday 3/18

    Drop off: 3pm - Oak Brook Campus

    Pick up: 10am - Oak Brook Campus

    Where will we be? - 4-6 pm Suburbanite Bowl, Downers Grove (Other than that at the Church!)

    Cost: $15 will cover all of your snacks and activities for the night!


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    Wednesday Night Youth Group

    Wednesday Evenings
    September 6, 2017 - May 9, 2018
    7:00 – 8:30 pm

    COW is the heartbeat of our middle school ministry. It is a community of students that get together every Wednesday night for games, challenges, worship, prayer and small groups. Join us Wednesday nights for a crazy night of games, laughs, and friendship!

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    Sunday Morning COW
    9:00 & 10:45 am | Student Center

    Breakfast Club

    9:00am September 10, 2017 - May 13, 2017

    Breakfast Club is our Sunday morning small group based Bible study.  Come grab a donut, watch a few cartoons and then dive into some great biblical content!


    10:45am September 10, 2017 - July 29, 2018

    COWam is our large Sunday morning gathering. It is a place for students to come, play a few games, and then dig into God’s word in a way that relates to their lives. COWam is a great way to continue to invest in your Herd community over the weekend!

    Email or call Steve Noble at 630-321-3939 with any questions.

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    One great way to stay up to date with what's going on at COW is to follow our social media presence. Click the links below to find our Instagram & Facebook pages.