WORSHIPING - The Youth are a regular part of our worship as readers, worship leaders, and in sharing the important responsibilities of serving during both Communion and Offering. In addition to generational integration we also offer worship time that is focused on the spiritual needs of Youth in our monthly Youth Bible Study. On the last Sunday of every month our Youth gather with our excellent adult volunteers to discuss and study the Christian Scripture with a focus on the issues that our Youth are struggling with.
ACTIVITIES - We recognize that our Youth have very busy schedules, and that even when they are not at church activities they continue to be Christians in the life choices they make. We work to combine fun activities (Bowling, Baking, Bingo, Music, and Lock-ins) with choices that involve Christian Service (volunteering at local free stores, raising money for local free stores and health clinics, care packages, and taking part in the grounds keeping at the church building). We are seeking to share with them life choice priorities we understand to be a responsible answer to the call of Christ.
CONNECTIONS - Karl Road Christian Church is connected to the Christian Church in Ohio and to all our sisters and brothers outside the confines of our congregation. This is something that is reflected in the activities of our Youth. Our Youth participate in Local, District, and Regional activities with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ Denomination) and our activities include supporting the Youth at other churches. The congregation intentionally seeks to assist all of Karl’s Youth when the Youth attend
Midwinter Retreats, State Youth Convention, Regional Assembly Youth Programming, and especially Camp Christian every summer. We also place a high priority on annual mission work. We have worked within and traveled outside Columbus and indeed Ohio in order to serve people outside our congregation. We know that both the Youth and the adults who participate in these Mission Trips receive so much opportunity to grow each time we are invited to serve.
WELCOMING - Karl Road Christian Church is a welcoming home for any who would come. We do not allow bullying for any reason and our Youth understand that they are precious to us as a congregation, they are each precious to God, and we expect them to treat each other with the high value they have been divinely given. We are constantly striving to improve our ministry to ever growing ever changing community that is the Youth of Karl Road Christian Church.