In the Chicago Church of Christ, it is our ambition to have an excellent ministry for every age group in our Youth and Family Ministry. Therefore, we believe it is important to approach each age group with clear and purposeful goals and plans. We call this desire, “Striving for an A+ Youth and Family Ministry.”
The Chicago Church is made up of six main Ministry Centers. Each one of the six, shares its specific differences in ethnicity, economic class, geography, history, and leadership. Although different in these areas, each M.C. in the Chicago Church shares a clear and unified goal with regard to its youth. This goal is found in Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children.”(NIV) Engaging the parents and guardians into the spiritual lives of their children is the number one goal of youth and family ministry.
Start your children off in the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it
In the Chicago Church, the children are divided into four ministries. These ministries are the Kingdom Kids (birth-4th grade), pre-teens (5th-6th grades), young teens (7th-8th grades), and the teens (9th-12th grades). It is our goal to have an excellent (A+) ministry at every level. Although each ministry shares the common goal stated above, each ministry also has specific needs.