Sunday School: Available for youth at 9:30 am September through May. The youth Sunday School classes takes more of a learning approach discussing topics that are important to youth of this age. Service projects are tied into lesson times at various times throughout the year.
Mission Trips: Each year our youth go on a week long mission trip in the USA doing construction projects or working at social service agencies. Our youth look forward to this opportunity every year. This is a time of great growth for our youth along with a time of fun and fellowship!
2012 Youth Mission trip to Wisconsin: July 1-6
11 youth and adults particpated in urban ministry in the Milwaukee area working with children and youth and service organizations working with the homeless and low income families in the area.
A 2013 mission trip is planned end of June to Chicago! Details will be shared later in the year.
CHAOS (Christ Honoring and Others Serving) Grades 6-12:
Our youth grades 6-12th meet on Sunday Evenings Sept-May for bible study, food, fun and fellowship from 6:30-8:00pm.
The focus and purpose of the program is to help these young people begin to explore their faith through fellowship, service, participatory learning and experiences appropriate for their physical and spiritual maturity. Fellowship and learning with a focus on faith application is the major purpose for this group. Activities include drama, local service projects, group discussions on everyday issues, high-energy games and exploration of spiritual faith. Social outings are scheduled every couple of months. Caring, supporting and nurturing adults are active participants along side the youth.
JK SLAMMERS: A praise team for any youth grades 5th-12th interested in worship through dance and drama. Meets Wed nights during the Wonderful Wed schedule at 6:30 pm. Special times for practice will be planned throughout the year.
Service Opportunities: Ankeny Christian Church is committed to reach out to the world with God’s spirit of love. We seek ways to share ministry with our members, our city and our world. We provide a variety of outreach opportunities both locally and globally.
Church Camp: Each summer adults and children from Ankeny Christian Church attend camp at our Christian Conference center in Newton Iowa. The week-long event involves games, bible study, creative activities, great food, good worship around the campfire, and the intentional influence of camp counselors. The camp counselors are selected, screened, and trained for this important camp ministry. They find that their ministry is personally rewarding, and both campers and counselors grow in the process.
Ankeny Christian Church will pay half the camp fee. Registration deadline is April 7.
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