CSM is the student ministry (6th-12th G) here at COTHA. This ministry is broken up into two very intentional parts: Small Groups and Wednesday Night Drive
Small groups are the BACKBONE of our ministry: the gateway toward spiritual growth and a life of following Christ that meet every Wednesday during Wednesday Night Drive and on Sunday Mornings from 9:30-10:15 AM. Without taking part in this next step and getting into meaningful relationships with other Christians, the disconnected remain spiritual orphans – cut off from all the blessings that God’s family, the church, has to offer. Everything we do at CSM point students to connect within a small group. It’s our prayer and dreams that, within a small group, spiritual maturity will flourish.
CSM Small Groups are where students can be known, share, laugh, make friends, and grow in their relationship with Christ. Life is too hard to do alone. Student’s need a place where real people can share the real issues they face every day. That’s what small groups are all about.
A small group is a closely-knit group of students broken, down by gender and grade, who share a passion for growing in their walk with the Lord through the study of His Word, encouraging each other, and holding one another accountable. The goal of a small group is the application of the study of God’s Word for the purpose of allowing Him to impact the lives of their family, friends, and ultimately, the world for Christ.
Wednesday Night Drive
Is our high-energy community that meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm in The Hub. WND is an environment created exclusively for (6th-12th grade) students. Students are encouraged to bring and meet new friends to experience a blend of teaching, worship, and activities that foster spiritual growth and community.
At WND, we strongly believe that every generation deserves to hear God’s message in their language. The more students clearly understand God and His love, the more passionately they will respond in worship and love for Him. At our weekly WND gathering, we do our best to translate God’s message into student culture. Our primary goal is to challenge students to BELIEVE in a creator and trust his plan for their lives.
When: October 24th
On October 24th, Wednesday Night Drive is leaving the building. We will be meeting at Times Square Bowling (402 West Grand Parkway South, Katy, TX 77494) from 6:30-8. And $10 covers your cost of bowling, shoe rental, and some pizza!
Fall Retreat (Y.E.S & Happening)
When: November 16th-18th
Cost: $75(Happening) $65(Y.E.S)
Happening (HS): A Happening is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Through this experience, the Happening encourages participation in one's own parish and youth group. Is Christianity relevant to youth today? Can it penetrate the many areas of school life? Can it transform the world and keep up with changing times? The Happening movement thinks so. It does not propose a new type of spirituality but provides a method through which one's spirituality may be developed, nourished, lived, and shared in fellowship with Christians willing to dedicate their lives to God in an ongoing manner. The Happening movement believes that Jesus Christ has and will continue to make a difference in the world and in individual lives. Those attending Happening listen to thought-provoking and challenging talks given by members of the staff and clergy. These talks are designed to help the Happeners get to know God. After each talk, the opportunity is given for questions and discussion in small groups.
Y.E.S (JH): A Youth Encounter Spirit (Y.E.S.) weekend brings together members of the 6th-8th-grade youth of the Diocese of Texas as a Christian community. The focus is on "who Christ is." Y.E.S. helps foster a clearer appreciation of self, richer relationships with others, and a deeper experience with Jesus. The aim is for those who attend to discover new things about themselves, their relationships, God, and the church. The weekend is designed to provide an atmosphere of openness where participants can ask questions and have the freedom to explore answers without fear of judgment. A team of adults and teens plan and run the weekend. There are two adults who are called "Lead Adults," and at least one priest who is called the "Spiritual Director." Music and games are a very important part of the weekend.
Director of Students
Join the COTHA Students Facebook Group
It's a closed group which means only families involved at COTHA will be able to see posts, pictures, and updates. The Facebook group is a great way to hear weekly updates on what your students are being taught on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.
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