NOTE: Youth Ministry at CHBC (also called Project 3:8) continues this Fall amidst the pandemic, as the name of Jesus Christ must still be proclaimed and students raised up to take the name of Christ to the nations. To that end, and in light of the pandemic, we are adjusting our Fall plan and schedule to (1) advance in-person and online gospel-centered teaching and (2) promote safety.
It is our hope that we will be able to transition back to our normal Youth Group activities in the Spring. For those interested, the information at the bottom of the page is the ministry's normal look and participation schedule.
Fall Youth Group
Meetings: Our meetings this Fall are entirely small group based. Students have the option of choosing in-person small groups or an online virtual small group that runs simultaneously.
- In-person groups are made up of 5-7 students and 2 volunteer leaders. Groups are matched according to age, grade, and gender. In-person groups are open to any student in grades 7-12.
- A single, virtual Zoom group is available for any student who would prefer to meet virtually. The Zoom group is open to any student in grades 7-12. Students out of the area are also welcome to join.
- To join a group, please email the Pastor of Youth Ministry, Charles Hedman, at
Location & Time: All groups meet on Friday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Outdoor venues are assigned for in-person groups for purposes of health safety with backup indoor locations reserved in the case of sudden, inclement weather. Where inclement weather can be anticipated, all meetings will move online.
Dates: Each Friday from September 11 to November 20th.
Curriculum: The students in each small group are taught the same curriculum using the resource "The Thread" produced by Y360 Ministries, along with specific CHBC-produced material. The Thread curriculum is designed to teach the students the story of the Bible and show how the gospel is woven through each book, chapter, and verse. Specific application questions pertaining to the student's age, gender, and grade are incorporated as we maximize the ability of small groups to evoke broad and deep discussion around God's Word. Along with the curriculum, each student receives a daily devotional book that is designed to complement and build upon the lessons taught each week during the small group meetings. Resources are also provided weekly for parents about each lesson so that parents can continue to build upon the weekly lessons with their son or daughter.
Grades: Due to the unique environment of this school semester, we are not including incoming 6th graders this school year but, rather, limiting participation to rising 7th-12th graders.
Safety Precautions: Students meet outdoors, socially-distanced by a minimum of 6 feet, as marked with tape by the volunteers. Students are required to wear masks during the duration of the meetings and are prohibited from bringing food. Students are asked to bring their own Bibles, pens, paper, and other supplies.
For more details or to ask any questions, please email the Pastor of Youth Ministry, Charles Hedman, at
The information below is the ministry's normal look and participation schedule:
We offer a variety of resources for middle school and high school students in grades 7 through 12:
- Twice per month, our youth group meets for a time of Bible teaching, singing, games, prayer, accountability & fellowship.
- One per month, our youth group meets for a time of plain fun and fellowship, engaging in off-campus events such as bowling, laser tag, movie nights, and game nights.
- 1 on 1 discipling by members of our church.
- 2 retreats each year to study the Bible more intensively over a weekend.
- Opportunities to put faith into action through service projects.
An important part of our partnering with parents is coming alongside them help them think about the challenges of parenting teens. To that end, we want to help parents by providing:
- An annual 13-week parenting class taught during the core seminar time on Sunday mornings.
- Resources that help equip parents with a biblical perspective.
- Counseling, practical guidance and encouragement to persevere in the great calling of being a parent!