YOUTH MINISTRY

Our passion is to lead students into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Through our ministries we seek to equip students with the spiritual foundation necessary to become true disciples of Jesus who impact God's Kingdom. 


Please note that some program offerings may be affected by COVID-19, including reduced capacity and adhering to safety guidelines.

Please contact Kim Carrera, Director of Youth Ministries, with any questions.

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMMING: We are commited to helping middle schoolers understand and own their faith.

 

  • PATH Confirmation Studies: Wednesdays• 6:30 - 8 pm
    6th-8th Graders • PATH CALENDAR Students and leaders meet for a large group teaching and then transition to small groups for discussion and prayer.  Serving, fellowship and retreats round out this action packed ministry.  8th grade students complete their studies with a Faith expression presentation followed by their affirmation of Baptism in the spring. Download the Handbook for more information. REGISTER FOR 2021-22 HERE!
  • Summer JAM: Wednesdays during the summer • 6:30 - 8 pm
    A place for friendships and continued faith growth that includes games and hangout time, large and small group teaching and prayer time. We are meeting back in person, May 19 - August 4. SUMMER JAM 2021 CALENDAR

 

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMMING: We try to offer many different ways for High School students to connect with God and other Christian students,  serve the church and the local community, and have fun doing it!

 

  • Summit Midweek Gathering: Tuesdays • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    We engage in real life application discussions that are centered in God's Word.  This is time to hang out with friends, learn about God and have fun doing it no matter where you are in your faith journey.  Students are encouraged to bring friends.

  • Sr. High Bible Study: Sundays • 12-1pm
    We dive deeper into God's Word, eat donuts and stir up lively discussion.

 

MISSION TRIP TESTIMONIALS

"I'll never forget that moment when I saw everyone reaching out for God and His love.  My life changed forever."


"I always knew in the back of my mind that Jesus loves me but...This trip I realized that He does love ME!"


"I connected with God the most.  I feel God daily now and know He's always there for me."


"God showed up in BIG ways during our worship times."

Don't let anyone look down on your youth... but be an example and pattern for believers in speech...

in conduct... in love... in faith... and in purity...   1 Timothy 4:12

YOUTH MINISTRY STAFF

Kim Carrera

   Kim served faithfully for 10 years as a small group leader and teacher in the high school ministry at a prominent church in the western suburbs. She also held the role of Program Director at Lake Geneva Youth Camp for Jr. High co-ed week since 2010. Kim studied youth ministry at Moody Bible Institute and has worked professionally in the banking industry for the last 7 years.

     She considers the calling to youth ministry at Light of Christ in 2014 as a dream come true. Kim loves connecting with people, having a good time and walking alongside teens as they grow in the grace of God.

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Jared Skorburg

     Jared started this position in 2010.  He is responsible for the functioning of the program from curriculum, serving projects, fun nights, and the Bash and Retreat. Jared has been an educator for over 2 decades in conjunction with his strong faith  growing up as a pastor's son and his continued journey of living and loving God's work.

     He is a principal of an elementary school in Woodstock.  Jared is married to his wife, Joy; they have three children, Trevor, Connor and Kaitlyn. They reside in Algonquin and have called it home for the past 20 years.

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