We recognize that parents are the primary influencers and instructors in the faith life of their youth. We feel honored to come alongside and work with parents and their teens in this journey of discipleship. Our goals in youth ministry are: to equip and encourage parents for the task of faith shaping in the lives of their teen and to provide opportunities for youth to become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ along life’s journey.
Cross View’s confirmation ministry is a special, two-year course that prepares 7th and 8th graders for the rite of confirmation and for becoming members of the church.
Confirmation class meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Pastor Steve Wheeler delivers heartfelt messages from the Scripture, leads small group discussions, and supervises games and contests (and quizzes) designed to strengthen students’ appreciation for God’s Word and the rite of confirmation. Parents join the class once a month and participate in small group discussions and contests with the students.
Seventh graders share their time and talents through service work in the community and present their work at the end of Year One of the class. 8th graders present personal testimonials about their walk with God before being confirmed in front of the congregation.
Confirmation is a rich experience for our students and is often cited as one of the most memorable and meaningful offerings at Cross View.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
On Sunday mornings, students meet from 9:30-10:30 AM to study God’s word and discover how it applies to their daily lives.
Our junior high youth group regularly attends a three-day day mission trip, and there are many weekend fellowship opportunities.