Ministries

Ministries at Christ’s Church

Find the right place to get involved, get connected, serve, and grow!

All Adults

Getting involved with a Community Group is a great way to get connected with other adults. A Community Group is a small…

Men's Ministry

“As irons sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another,” Proverbs 27:17, NIV…

Women's Ministry

The Women’s Ministry at Christ’s Church is a thriving ministry where women of all ages and stages of life…

Senior Adult Ministry

Are you age 60 or above, and do you love getting together with others for fun and service opportunities…

Worship Arts Ministry

We believe it is important to spend intentional time in worship with our Father…

Special Needs Ministry

Christ’s Church offers a special place designed specifically for individuals with special needs…

Early Childhood Ministry

Jesus has a special place in his heart for children, and we do too. We desire as a church…

CCKids Preschool

Christ’s Church offers preschool during the school year (September through May), for a monthly tuition. We have classes for ages 19 months and up to 5 years old…

Elementary Ministry

Jesus has a special place in his heart for children, and we do too…

Middle School Ministry

Welcome to 5th-8th Grade Ministry, where voices crack, deodorant is optional, and loyalty is vital…

High School Ministry

Redeeming students back to God…

Community Groups
None of us can do life alone. We need each other. Getting connected to a Community Group that meets in a home or at the church building is a great way to get connected with other adults. Wanna find out more? Visit this page for more info, or contact Carol Comer at carol.comer@ourchristschurch.com

Serving
One of the very best ways to connect with other people in the church is by serving together. Help serve coffee, greet people with a smile, rock babies in the nursery, hang out with middle school teens, help with mowing or landscaping the church property. For opportunities like these for serving alongside others, check out your many options here.

“As irons sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another,” Proverbs 27:17, NIV.

At Christ’s Church we believe that men are called by God to step up and lead. And, the best way for men to grow is by being sharpened by one another. There are lots of ways that happens around here.

Man Church
“What happens in Man Church stays in Man Church.” This large group experience is designed specifically for men, ages 18 and up. It is held twice a year on Wednesday evenings in the basement for six consecutive sessions (from 6:30-8:00 pm). Come join us as we eat, dig into some manly topics, and sharpen each other in our home and work lives. For more info about upcoming sessions of Man Church, please contact Adam Brucker at adam.brucker@ourchristschurch.com.

Deeper Life University
Looking for a deeper Bible study for men? This experience consists of a two-year intense and life-changing Bible study, and it requires outside reading and Bible memorization. Think you’re man enough? Contact Pat Smith at 513-237-3897.

The Women’s Ministry at Christ’s Church is a thriving ministry where women of all ages and stages of life help each other along on the journey of life. There are many ways that you can get connected!

Bible Studies
Our goal is to get into the Word of God on a consistent basis. Various studies are offered throughout the year. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am and evenings from 6:30-8:15 pm, with occasional online options as well.

Moms’ Group
Do you know a mom of young children who wants to connect with other moms for encouragement and support in raising the little humans in her life? Christ’s Church moms’ group meets Wednesday mornings throughout the school year. Some of the activities include Bible studies, crafts, and listening to relevant guest speakers. Don’t be isolated in your role as mom; join this group and get some hands-on help that will bless your family!

Younger Women
Are you a young woman in your 20s (or just out of high school) looking to meet others in the same phase of life, build a good support system, and grow spiritually? Don’t go it alone—check out this group.

Special Women’s Events
Special events such as women’s conferences, service nights, and other unique opportunities for women are offered several times throughout the year.

Body and Soul
At Christ’s Church we believe in taking care of our whole selves so we offer free, drop-in exercise classes for women throughout the week. From cardio drumming to praise music to stretching and reflecting on Scripture, there’s something for everyone. And, this is a great way to introduce a friend to other women at Christ’s Church.

See the calendar on the events tab for dates and times.

For additional info concerning any of Christ’s Church Women’s Ministries, please contact Shawna Goldstein at shawna.goldstein@ourchristschurch.com. 

Are you age 60 or above, and do you love getting together with others for fun and service opportunities? Check out what we have going on.

Special Events
Special events with Christ’s Church senior adult ministry include: One Day Adventures, quarterly visits to La Comedia Dinner Theater, and a yearly Motor Coach Trip. And, every month in our gym we host themed banquets featuring delicious food and terrific local, state, and national entertainment.

Service Projects
We are servants at heart, serving in local ministries such as assisting local hospitals, Matthew 25 (disaster relief ministry), Ronald McDonald House, and Our Daily Bread. Seasonally, our projects include Dresses for Haiti, Operation Christmas Child, and Stockings for Soldiers. Click here [link] for specific opportunities.

To get the full scoop on what’s happening this month, contact Dave Lautzenheiser or Sarah Ferris at david.lautzenheiser@ourchristschurch.com or sarah.ferris@ourchristschurch.com

We believe it is important to spend intentional time in worship with our Father. Worship for individuals can be different; It can be through prayer, singing, or reading scripture. Leading worship at CC means to lead people to see God’s presence and remove ourselves from being the center of attention, so people can see God, experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit moving in their own lives. Worship experiences should not be based on a moment, but a movement, that flows from the church building to our community. My hope is that by worshiping God in spirit and truth (John 4:24), the Christ’s Church family will move into a lifestyle of worship 24/7, 7 days week, and allow their lives to be a living testimony of what God has done in their lives through their personal experience with God.

Christ’s Church offers a special place designed specifically for individuals with special needs ranging in age from birth to adult. On Sunday mornings, we offer “Access” classes during both our 9:00 am and 10:30 am services, and we also provide a “buddy” system to help accommodate the desire for greater inclusion.

Special Events

Respite
Christ’s Church hosts three Respite events throughout the year for families who have children and teens with special needs. These events gift parents with a free night out while their children are being cared for in a loving, safe, and fun environment.

Night to Shine
Every February we partner with the Tim Tebow Foundation to bring “Night to Shine” to Christ’s Church. This is a wonderful prom-like event centered around God’s love for individuals with special needs, providing an evening filled with laughter, smiles, great food and music, games, and some amazing dance moves.

To learn more about our special needs ministry or to volunteer to help in this ministry, please contact Shawn Lewis. 

Jesus has a special place in his heart for children, and we do too. We desire as a church to come alongside parents in helping them with the most important job on the planet—raising children to know and love God.

CCKids Sunday Mornings
All volunteers in CC Kids are background checked and trained to work in our children’s area. Our goal is for children to want to be at church and for parents to feel confident their child is safe and learning about how much God loves them!

0-24 Months
Bring your little ones to the nursery area on Sunday mornings. Children are rocked, read to, played with and fed, as needed. Volunteers will take great care of your little one while you attend the weekend worship experience. Please visit the children’s starting point area for more information.

2-Year-Olds
This age likes to move! We provide age-appropriate toys and activities, serve goldfish for snacks, and learn a short Bible story during our worship experience. Our primary goal is making sure that every little gift of God feels safe and loved.

Preschool
Preschoolers are ready to go! We do not serve a snack in the preschool classes, as they are too busy learning and playing! Each time we meet we share Bible stories and activities to go along with the monthly Bible words.

Weekday Preschool
Christ’s Church offers preschool during the school year (September through May), for a monthly tuition. We have classes for ages 19 months and up to 5 years old. Each class is taught by highly qualified, caring teachers who guide children as they grow and develop. For more information about our weekday preschool, you can contact Shawn Lewis at shawn.lewis@ourchristschurch.com.

Weekday Preschool
Christ’s Church offers preschool during the school year (September through May), for a monthly tuition. We have classes for ages 19 months and up to 5 years old. Each class is taught by highly qualified, caring teachers who guide children as they grow and develop. For more information about our weekday preschool, please go here [link] or contact Shawn Lewis at shawn.lewis@ourchristschurch.com. 

Preschool Summer Camps

Class Offerings 2019/2020 Year

CC Kids Parent Handbook 2019

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Jesus has a special place in his heart for children, and we do too. We desire as a church to come alongside parents in helping them with the most important job on the planet—raising children to know and love God.

CC Kids Sunday Mornings
All volunteers in CC Kids are background checked and trained to work in our children’s ministry. Our goal is for children to want to be at church and for parents to feel confident their child is safe and learning about how much God loves them!

Elementary (kindergarten–fourth grades)
Our elementary programming includes dynamic and fun large-group worship and small-group lessons at both the 9:00 am and 10:30 am hours every Sunday morning. Our goal is to help kids connect with strong leaders and build friendships at church. We consider it a privilege to be able to partner with parents in leading children to know and love God.

Our special summer programming includes a wonderful experience that is open to all children in our community—MAD Camp (music, art, and drama), which takes place the second week of June. The camp runs 9:00 am–noon for grades one through six and there is a performance that parents can attend on Friday and Sunday after the week of camp.

After MAD Camp we offer some specialized “MAD Camp 2.0” two- and three-day options. These camps include a tuition of $60–$75/week and run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 am–1:00 pm. There are classes for ages 3 years old through the fourth grade. Our summer schedules are posted in March.

CCKids ministry is run by many amazing volunteers and led by:

Shawn Lewis, shawn.lewis@ourchristschurch.com

Heather Medlar, heather.medlar@ourchristschurch.com

Grades 5-8

Welcome to 5th-8th Grade Ministry, where voices crack, deodorant is optional, and loyalty is vital. Middle School ministry is unique and has the most radical changes in your kid’s life while they are under your roof.

THIS IS A PHASE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS. This phase is where they identify who they are, who they hang with, and if they will have a relationship with you. I don’t want to scare you away but I personally want to offer you some resources during this journey we like to call Middle School.

If we haven’t met yet, my name is, Jake Niven, and I come from Charlotte, North Carolina. My middle school years were very far from easy. To start off I went to nine different schools in five different states in grades K-12. In Middle School alone I was in four different schools. I look back now and see how God is using my story to help parents and students today.

 Sunday Morning Worship Experience
Students in grades 5-8 have one high-energy gathering every Sunday morning at 10:30 am in the gym. It’s a fast-moving experience that includes student-led worship, crazy games and competition, and a message designed just for middle school students.

D-Groups on Wednesdays
Discipleship groups, or D-groups, meet in the fall through spring, on Wednesday nights from 6:30–8:30 pm. These small groups are focused on what it means to follow Jesus as a middle school teen.

Special Events and Service Opportunities
Fall, spring, and summer trips happen each year that are designed to challenge middle school students’ faith while they are away from home. Our ministry travels to a large week-long conference every summer (sponsored by Christ in Youth) as we join many other youth groups across the country.

Outreach events include Seven2Eleven, which is held about every three months and includes great food and fun activities like a dodgeball tournament. Other fun events happen frequently, including outings to Kings Island, Laser Tag, and “Glow” nights.

Service opportunities are provided monthly on Wednesdays and include many different kinds of experiences, from visiting senior living centers to helping at the Matthew 25 ministry. We love serving in the church as well. We pack food, make dresses for children in Haiti, and fill bowls full of money for people to have food around the world.

For more info, contact Jake Niven at jake.niven@ourchristschurch.com

Redeeming students back to God.

Sunday Morning Worship Experience
It is our desire that 9-12 students become integrated in the church; they are not the church of tomorrow, but the church of today. On Sunday mornings, students are encouraged to worship in the auditorium or serve somewhere in the church during the 9:00 am hour. Students can explore their gifts and passions in serving alongside leaders and staff in various areas throughout the church, including our children’s ministry, first impressions team, worship ministry, and special needs ministry.

Then, at 10:30 am every Sunday morning, we have a large-group worship experience that is held in the basement for all high school students. This time of worship features a student-led band, crazy games and contests, age-appropriate activities, and messages written with them in mind.

Small Groups
All students are encouraged to join a small group that meets in a home throughout the week during the school year. This is a great way for students to connect on a deeper level and be challenged to grow in their faith and in their leadership.

Parent Coalition
Christ’s Church high school ministry desires to come alongside parents of teens by communicating regularly with them. The goal of our Parent Coalition is to equip parents to better understand and lead their kids through our current culture. We provide gatherings for parents where we discuss issues such as anxiety, technology, managing personal crisis, understanding the teenage brain, and managing interpersonal conflict. All parents of teenagers in our community are invited to attend.

Special Events and Service Opportunities
Fall, spring, and summer trips happen each year that are designed to challenge high school students’ faith and draw them into community. Our ministry travels to a large week-long conference every summer as we join many other youth groups across the country.

Other regular activities include school outreaches, retreats, and mission trips where students can share their faith and discover their passions for ministry.

For more specific info, contact Tyler Ash at tyler.ash@ourchristschurch.com.