We are dedicated to helping teenagers fall in love with Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the heart of the Church. Our weekly events include Discipleship Nights or Small Groups on Sundays during the school year, Praise and Worship on Tuesdays year round, two annual retreats, service projects, and our annual trip to a Steubenville Youth Conference. We also sponsor Fuel, a middle school ministry run by high school students; offer special classes and workshops at various times throughout the year; and help parents in their task of raising their children to become lifelong disciples. Watch this page for upcoming events and information about our program.
If you have questions or for more information on Youth Ministry at Christ the King, send an email to John Hoving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing A1:8 Apparel!
A1:8’s apparel order has been long in coming, but now is your chance to get in on it! We have sweatshirts, beanies, sweatpants and more for you to look fabulous in. Simply print (or pick one up at any A1:8 event) and fill out the order form below then return it to CTK by Feb 5th to get your favorite apparel! Click here to see the apparel!
Join A1:8 and Core team member Bill Kangas for a “Treasure Hunt” and seek to serve those in downtown Ann Arbor on January 19th from 9:00am-12:00. Not only is this a time of giving to others by showing them we care enough about them to ask about their problems, but also a time for us to expand how we think about the world and practice our evangelistic skills (or lack thereof :)) There will be evangelistic training to get comfortable in the Povish room of the church, then a drive into the heart and soul of the city. The morning ends back in the Povish room. RSVP to Bill Kangas at email@example.com and fill out a permission slip.
Introducing the Core Team:
The Core Team is a group of dedicated, passionate adults that engage in youth ministry at Christ the King. This group is responsible for planning retreats, providing valuable input in the direction of youth ministry at Christ the King, and making it their mission to draw teens into a deeper relationship with Christ. Every day of the week, there’s at least one Core Member interceding for the teens in a powerful way – fasting, Masses, Rosaries, Holy Hours, and more. Core Members sacrifice their time and energy to help lead the teens of Christ the King closer to Jesus, model joy-filled, virtuous Christian life, and be a resource for your teens. See the 2018-2019 lineup by clicking here or on the sidebar option.
To apply to be a Core team member, or to find out more, contact John Hoving at firstname.lastname@example.org
To make everything run smoothly, each family needs to sign up for 2 slots per year to help out with these few jobs.
Every Tuesday night we need parent volunteers to monitor the hallways and parish grounds during the A1:8 Prayer Meeting to help ensure that everyone is safe and accounted for. We need your help from 7:00 – 8:00pm or 8:00 – 9:30pm. Our goal is to have two volunteers scheduled each night. Please, sign up here:
We also need parents to help with purchasing and dropping off snacks by 7:00pm for our social time on Tuesday. You can either donate the snacks or give John your receipts and be reimbursed for up to $25. See for for further details and sign up here:
Spring Retreat, March 1-3rd, 2019: Restored
Registration will be released by the end of January.
The A1:8 retreats happen twice a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. With over a hundred teens in attendance, these retreats are major highlights of the year for teens and Core Team alike. The retreats include a two night stay at Bethany House in DeWitt, 5 meals, Adoration, Praise and Worship, Mass, hangout time, small groups, talks and much more.
Our last retreat, Now I Begin, had over a hundred teens in attendance. Many of them had life-changing encounters with the Lord in various ways. Take a look at the graphic on the right to see more!
Medical Health Form Link for teens who don’t have one submitted previously with CTK Church. This is a required document for going on retreat.
Steubenville Retreat July 29-21, 2019: Belong
Come with Christ the King teens as we travel to Steubenville, Ohio for their annual youth conference! It’s a time to encounter God along with hundreds of other teens. The retreat includes meals, accommodations, Mass, Adoration, amazing speakers and spirit-filled musicians. Registration will come out later this year to go as a part of Christ the King. To see more about these conferences click here.
The links below are for all Middle and High School parents to read:
If your teen has a smartphone or has been around others who do, they have very likely been exposed to pornographic images. The average age of children being exposed is now 7 years old. We need to remain vigilant and work together to help our children and teens grow into virtuous adults. Too much freedom, as well as too little freedom, can hinder their maturity. Don’t avoid the issue or simply hope for the best. Research the best practices out there and never give up! Below you can find a in depth site with many articles on this issue.
Vaping has been increasingly popular among the youth in this culture. These THC or nicotine laden products are targeted towards children and teens with fun flavors that you inhale. Unfortunately the side effects are most often not known, downplayed or ignored by well-meaning parents, guardians, teachers, and other role models.
A1:8 Youth Ministry (Discipleship Nights) Sept-May
Large group meetings (Discipleship Nights) are the primary formation experiences offered for high school students at Christ the King. These meetings are held during the school year on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday nights of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 in the Parish Center (unless otherwise indicated). Watch the bulletin and our Facebook page for special events that may change the time or location of our gatherings.
DECEMBER 16 Christmas Party!
DECEMBER 30 No Life Night
JANUARY 6 Called to Mission Life Night
JANUARY 20 Stump the Pastor Life Night
FEBRUARY 3 Super Bowl Party!
FEBRUARY 17 Taming the Tongue Life Night
MARCH 1-3 Spring Retreat. No Life Night
MARCH 17 Equip for service night
MARCH 31 Equip for service night
APRIL 7 Service Night
APRIL 21 No Life Night
MAY 5 SCRAAF! Last Life Night of the year
JULY 19-21 Steubenville Retreat
High School Praise and Worship – Year Round
These weekly prayer meetings are held every Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:30 pm in the Church, with Praise and Worship music, biweekly Adoration and Benediction, prayer ministry, and weekly Confession. Recreation and social time are available before the prayer meeting from 7:00-8:00 pm. This is a great time to meet new people and to hang out with other fun and faith-filled teenagers!
Fuel Middle School Praise and Worship – Year Round
Current 6-8th graders can join us during the summer on most 2nd and 4th Mondays or during the school year on 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Church. Come fuel the fire of God in your life! Middle Schoolers can come as early at 7:00 pm to hang out and play games. See the schedule for 2018-2019.
Fuel Retreat this March! Registration coming soon!
The Fuel Team
Fuel team is a tight-knit group of 20-24 teens committed to growing in their faith and sharing it with the middle schoolers. The Fuel team (with help from Teresa Gjernes and our Youth Minister John Hoving) plans and runs the Fuel prayer meetings, runs retreats, and are active in the middle schooler’s lives as mentors and encouragement.
Applications to join the 2019-2020 Fuel Team come out in June.