Our Mission

Our mission is to create a joyful community of growing disciples in love with Christ and His Church. This is able to happen because of Catholic young adults responding to their baptismal call by evangelizing the youth of our community. We are looking for young Catholics who:

  • Have a passion for Christ and His Church
  • Have a desire to share this passion with teens
  • Are committed to a life as a growing disciple of Christ

Core Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Continually grow in your own relationship with God and maintain a daily prayer life
  • Provide a lived witness of a Christian lifestyle in and outside of CTK Young Church events
  • Provide a joyful, welcoming environment to the teens
  • Meet the teens right where they are and serve as mentors / build relationships with them
  • Facilitate and participate in activities and games
  • Co-lead small group discussions based on the night’s theme with a high school teen leader or another young adult
  • Lead small group prayer
  • Help clean up (6:45-7pm)
  • Prepare for Sunday night events by reading and following up on emails / communications
  • Maintain an openness to other opportunities as presented (i.e. giving testimony or messages, helping staff retreats and trips, attending youth sporting and performance events, meeting them for coffee or pizza, etc.)

EDGE Core (6-8th Grade Leaders)

EDGE Core members are committed to evangelizing the middle school youth in our parish. EDGE is our Sunday experience for 6th through 8th graders, and by joining EDGE Core, you commit to leading and journeying with a group of middle schoolers throughout the year. The time commitment for EDGE Core is:

  • 5-6:45PM EDGE sessions and de-briefing from September through May
  • Optional commitment includes Monthly EDGE Socials, EDGE Grade Specific Lock-Ins, Retreats, and the Core retreat and core social events

Life Teen Core (9-12th Grade Leaders)*

Life Teen Core members are committed to evangelizing the 9th and 10th Graders in our parish on Sundays at Life Teen nights.  By joining our Life Teen night core team, you commit to leading and journeying with a group of gender specific 9th or 10th grade teens throughout the year on Sundays.  The time commitment is:

  • 4PM mass on Sundays and then the session runs 5-6:45PM from September through May
  • Optional commitment includes Life Teen overnight retreats and core social events

*We also have an opportunity for Life Teen core members to serve on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm ministering to our 11th and 12th graders at Life Teen Empower nights. The Wednesday night core team is usually reserved for returning core members.

Ready to Apply?

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