Kids for Christ/core team leadership program

KIDS FOR CHRIST: This is the social component of Junior High Youth Ministry and meets July through June. These events provide an opportunity for all grades from all schools to mix and develop friendships that carry over into high school. Each themed event is unique and is designed and hosted by the Core Team.

CORE TEAM: The Jr. High Core Team consists of students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade committed to the responsible leadership of the social component of the Middle School and Jr. High Ministry.
The team meets year round to collaborate, design, plan, compromise, implement, and evaluate every Kids for Christ event, including summer events. Dedicated adult team leaders assist at all meetings and events. The meetings are in a non-threatening environment where everyone’s voice is heard and considered. Each member has one vote. There are no officers.
Membership is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and the schools recognize the work of the Core Team as service hours. The Core Team, along with other students assist in many areas of parish service; the annual Soup and Bread Supper followed by student led Stations of the Cross. Vacation Bible Camp, parish picnics, and special events such as providing glow-games for the Boy Scouts’ Pumpkin Glow.

The Core Team Leadership and Training Retreat

September 16, 2023

The retreat is for students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade of Our Lady of Light Family who are currently members of the team and those who are interested in joining. Along with the Adult leaders, they explore their faith and Jesus as the perfect Servant Leader, define and sharpen their communication skills, through various challenges, games, and experiences. It helps them bond through team-building activities and deepens their level of spirituality through different types of prayer. The Core Team becomes family and learns to implement valuable life skills while having fun.


“…Kids for Christ and Jr. High Core Team encourage our otherwise introverted son to have positive, goal oriented interactions with others in a safe, supportive environment.” ~Carrie

“…the kids participate in the activities to develop their relationships and team building. ” ~Amy

” The core team members are from various schools, so it is also an opportunity for the kids to meet and interact with kids outside of their school. Everyone has a chance to voice an idea or share an opinion. ~Davina

“I have to give credit here to the adults involved in the program as well. They were kind, inviting, never judging, encouraging, and most importantly, dedicated mentors (and they are FUN people).” ~Jeri

Kids for Christ Events

June 14 | 7:30-9:30 pm
July 11 | 7:30-9:30 pm
August 8 | 7:30-9:30 pm
September 16 – Retreat 11:30 am – 10 pm
October 21 | TBD
November 12 – Away
January 20 | Cancelled
February 3 | Wacky Winter Games! 7:30 – 9:30 pm
March 16 | Quad-Land 7:30 – 10 pm
March Stations of the Cross
April 19-20 (Lock-in)

June | TBD

Core Team Meeting Schedule

April 16 | 6:30-8:15 pm
June 11 | 6:30-8:15 pm
July 9 | 6:30-8:15 pm
July 30 | 6:30-8:15 pm
August 27 | T11:30 am – 8:30 pm
October 15 | 6:30-8:30 pm
November 5 | 6:30-8:30 pm

December 10 | 6-8:30 pm

January 14 | 6:30-8:30 pm

February 18 | 6:30-8:30 pm

March 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm

April 14 | 6:30-8:30 pm

June | TBD

For the 2023-2024 school year, the medical release form for Discipleship Formation covers Kids for Christ and Core team events.
If you are an Incarnation student and would like to partake in Kids for Christ events and/or be on the Core team, please register for Discipleship Formation as an Incarnation school participant.