At Cityview Students, middle and high school students (grades 6-12) can hang out, meet friends, eat and play games, as well as experience times of worship and teaching on Sunday mornings (at 9a) and Sunday evenings (6-8p).
Cityview Students equips and encourages students in middle and high school to follow Jesus Christ single-mindedly, whole-heartedly, and self-sacrificially. Our desire is to see the young men and women to whom we minister grow in their knowledge and practice of the Word, their love for God and others, and their individual righteousness.
To that end, Cityview Students is committed to a philosophy of life-on-life, missional discipleship. We believe that real discipleship happens when the life-changing truth of Scripture is infused into genuine relationships over an extended period of time. Our Sunday morning and large-group times center on the faithful proclamation of the Word because we believe firmly in the authority, sufficiency, and necessity of Scripture. Nevertheless, we believe mere proclamation—though necessary for growth—is not sufficient for growth.
Therefore, we encourage deep relationships through our community groups and our life-on-life discipleship relationships. In these intimate, authentic, personal meetings, we apply the life-changing truths we have heard proclaimed to our individual lives. We believe the Spirit uses these means to produce the fruit he longs to see in us.
Our EPIC Partnership
Currently, our church partners with three other Elmhurst youth groups for what we call EPIC (Elmhurst Partners in Christ). On the first Sunday of every month we get together for a night of youth group and this year our theme is ‘Conversations with Jesus.’ We also do quarterly events together. You can click here to visit the EPIC website and calendar.