|“I love everything about CPC. The people, always welcoming. The youth meetings, always crazy and fun. The love, always warm and always there. How I know from the moment I enter the church God is there and God will always be. It’s safe here and I always have someone to talk to. I have had the best times of my life in and with this church.” 9th Grader
Youth ministry at CPC gives students opportunities to see God at work in them and through them. It begins with the bible – reading and hearing the story of God’s love and God’s call to live out that kind of radical self-less love for others. To be shaped by the story of God’s love, youth practice doing love together by making covenants for Sunday School, by helping the church in worship and mission events and by going on short-term and long-term youth mission projects. As students share the real stories of their lives and then look at the stories of faith from scripture, students begin to develop deeper faith that they can apply to their real-life issues. Youth do all of this in a church community that knows them, loves them, appreciates their gifts, and learns from them. CPC is not a place where the youth are always doing their own thing and are isolated from the rest of the church – it is a family where the youth have many Godly parents and grandparents to get to know them and support them as they grow in faith and knowledge of God.