Retreats, Special Events & Other Information


A1:8 Retreats

Join us for our next retreat in the Fall


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, Restored, 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: Belong

70+ teens went to Stuebenville 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 next year to go as a part of Christ the King.


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 input for the direction of youth ministry here, 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, Holy Hours, and more. Core Members sacrifice their time and energy to help lead the teens closer to Jesus, model joy-filled, virtuous Christian life, and be a resource for your teens. See the 2018-2019 lineup by clicking here.

To find out more, contact John Hoving at


Core Team Applications:

It’s time to open the Core team up to a new group of adults to apply for the year of 2019-2020! Core team is a wonderful way to grow in leadership, create community, and become a beacon of light for some of the most searching members of Christ the King. Grow and Go with Core Team!

Commitment includes planning time and Life Nights on Sundays and/or participation in Praise and Worship nights on Tuesdays. Upon being accepted to Core Team, there will be a time of team-building, training, prayer and planning in August 2019. To come and see a Prayer Meeting during the summer to experience what it’s like (see sidebar “Tuesday Praise and Worship”  for time and place). Click here to apply. For more information, contact John Hoving at


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.

Articles on Teen Technology Use

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.

Scientific Study Concerns of Vaping

Dangers of the Teen Vaping Trend