What is Connect | Teens?

Connect | Teens is the youth group or student ministry at Christ Church. Any student in grades 6-12 is welcome to attend Connect | Teens.

At Connect | Teens, we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through experiencing God's love in worship, developing relationships in small groups, and reviving the world through service.

When is Connect | Teens?

Connect | Teens meets weekly on Wednesday evenings in Brandt Hall.

Weekly Schedule:

  • Doors Open: 5:30 PM
  • Connect | Teens service: 6:00-7:15 PM

Connect @ Christ Church on Wednesday Nights features a family-style meal and all of the programs, classes, rehearsals and ministries meet from 6:15 - 7:15 PM to help make it easier on families.


Check-In @ Connect | Teens

We want everyone to feel welcome and safe at Connect | Teens, which is part of the reason we use a check-in tablet system. When students arrive, they'll need to check-in and get a nametag. If it's your first time, don't worry, we can help get you started!

All the students at Connect | Teens wear nametags so nobody feels left out and everyone can learn everyone else's name, too!

Inclement Weather

Connect | Teens meets each week during the school year. Should there be weather inclement enough that Davenport Schools cancel or dismiss early, there will be no church events that night.

Summer Calendar

During the summer we like to turn up the fun a bit more! Connect | Teens gather at Pastor James & Pastor Helen's home for Summer Nights at the Parks. A calendar will be published in May summarizing the great summer events ('smores night is one of our favorites!!!!).

Special Events @ Connect | Teens

Each year, there are many special opportunities for students to participate in different experiences, retreats, missions and camps.

Sign up for our Fall 2019 overnight here.

Here are two of our biggest opportunities:

Mission Trip

Each year in the fall, students have the opportunity to sign-up for a summer mission trip. It's a great way to revive the world through service. We've been to Milwaukee, Lorain county (Ohio), and Pine Ridge Native American Reservation (South Dakota)in the past few years. Students have opportunities to fundraise throughout the year.

SGU Camp

Summer Games University or SGU Camp is an amazing week of worship, Bible study, and tons of fun with more than 400 other teens from across Iowa. This camp meets in July each year with registration opening in early January. For more information, please visit Most of our students and leaders make it to SGU Camp each year.