Family Ministry

The Rev. Paul Gibbons
Director of Family Ministry

One of the greatest gifts God gives his people is family. It is in families that we first understand what it means to be loved by a heavenly Father and to live with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. In Family Ministry, we partner with parents to grow our children and youth into the full life of the church family and become lifelong worshipers. We invite you and your kids to join us on our journey to the Lord.

As you visit Christ Church, please stop by our welcome desk in the Archgate Family Center and meet the Family Ministry staff. We would love to answer any questions you may have and get to know you better. May God bless you and your family!

 

Explore Family Ministry

 

Nursery
Ages 0-3

Early Elementary
Preschool - Grade 2

Late Elementary
Grades 3-5

Middle School
Grades 6-8

High School
Grades 9-12

 

Upcoming Events

Nursery

Ages 0-3

Love and Nurture. Our professional Nursery staff introduces infants and toddlers to the Bible, Church, and God through song, play, and storytime, based on their age and development.

Visit Nursery Page

Sundays

Nursery childcare during worship services

Midweek

Nursery childcare during major events
Parents Night Out

Early Elementary

Preschool - Grade 2

Introduction to Worship. Younger children learn Bible stories, first prayers, key Scripture verses, creeds, church seasons, and Sacraments. 2nd grade year prepares children to join their parents in the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Visit Children's Page

Sundays

Sunday School (whole service)

Midweek

Childcare during major events
Parents Night Out
Wednesday Youth Night (grade 2)


First Communion (grade 2)

In the same way that eating meals together helps strengthen family bonds, Holy Communion helps strengthen God's family with His grace. Whether young or old, at God's Table, we are reminded of whose we are and how much we are loved.

In second grade, children attending Sunday School receive special instruction in Holy Communion. After our First Communion service in the spring, second grade and up join their parents weekly for Holy Communion as a habit of lifelong worship.


Late Elementary

Grades 3-5

Bible and Community. Older children explore the breadth of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer, participate in service projects, connect midweek in small groups, and take leadership positions in worship.

Visit Children's Page

Sundays

Sunday School (half service)
Holy Communion with parents
Acolyte roles in worship

Midweek

Wednesday Youth Night
Parents Night Out
Social events (grades 4-5)

 

Acolyte Roles

Torch Bearers (Grades 3-12) bring the light of Christ into our worship services and set the tone for worship that glorifies God, encouraging an attitude of reverence.

Get Started as an Acolyte

Middle School

Grades 6-8

Journey to Confirmation. Our three-year curriculum teaches students essential doctrines, ethics, and spirituality that equip them for lifelong worship. 8th grade students are invited to be Confirmed and join the adult community.

Visit Students Page

Sundays

Sunday School (half service)
Holy Communion with parents
Acolyte roles in worship
Helping roles with children

Midweek

Wednesday Youth Night
Social events for students
Service and mission projects

 

Acolyte Roles

Crucifers (grades 7-12) carry the Processional Cross at the beginning and end of the service, light the torches, and oversee Acolytes during service. Age 13 recommended. Crucifers require maturity and strength to lift the Processional Cross.

Get Started as an Acolyte

Helping Roles

Teen Helpers (grades 6-12) assist Sunday School staff with children's lessons, group games and discussion, and classroom preparation.

Get Started as a Helper


Confirmation (grade 8)

Growing up is full of milestones. Receiving a driver's license or working a first job add new joys and responsibilities to life. Similarly, Confirmation is milestone in the life of a young believer, an outward and visible sign of the maturity of one's faith.

Our middle school Confirmation class follows a three-year curriculum that equips students for a life of worship, discipleship, community, and compassion. Eighth grade students who are Confirmed in the spring become full members of Christ Church.


High School

Grades 9-12

Adult Opportunities. Young adults access the resources of the broader church for continued discipleship, with emphasis in leadership and service. Our Wednesday program provides mentoring and small group belonging.

Visit Students Page

Sundays

Adult worship and Communion
Acolyte scholarship
Adult helping roles in worship

Midweek

Wednesday Youth Night
Social events for students
Service and mission projects

 

Acolyte Roles

Servers (grades 11-12) offer the consecrated wine during Communion, remembering the cup Christ offered His disciples at the last supper. Interview required.

Get Started as an Acolyte

Helping Roles

Greeters (grades 9-12) stand ready to extend a warm welcome, assist families and those with needs, and answer questions as worship services begin. Interview required.

Ushers (grades 11-12) serve as ambassadors to our congregation by distributing bulletins, directing worshippers during communion, and collecting the offering baskets. Interview required.

Readers (grades 11-12) recite and lead the appointed Lesson, Psalm, or Prayers of the People as a representative of the congregation. Interview required.

Get Started as a Helper

We invite ordinary people to know Jesus Christ and become like Him for the sake of the world.

We joyfully invite you to explore Christ Church and find here a community that marries the best of the Church’s ancient practices with culturally-engaged, biblically-orthodox preaching and teaching.

Sanctuary Services

Sundays @ 9 & 11 a.m.

Chapel Services

Sundays @ 7:15 a.m.
Tuesdays @ 9 a.m.

Livestream Service

Sundays @ 11 a.m.

Office: 972-618-0222

Prayer: 972-491-7729

Location

Christ Church Plano
4550 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024

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