ELEVATE is the Middle and High School programing at CCW. The mission of ELEVATE is to build up middle and high school students into disciples of Jesus. At ELEVATE we are dedicated to creating environments where students feel welcome and are excited to be a part of what God is doing in our church. We want to see middle and high school lives changed through the power of The Gospel, and we want students to make an impact in the world around them for Christ.
Wednesday nights are the main event for our middle school students! Join us for games, worship, teaching and breakout groups (intentional debriefing time split by grade and gender to process the teaching topic). Doors open at 6:15pm, this service runs until 8:00pm, but the gym typically stays open until 8:30pm for students and parents to hang out afterwards. This is a great environment for teens to come on their first visit to Elevate, they'll have a blast, make new friends and connect with caring adults who want to invest in them on a spiritual level. Teaching is topical in nature, connecting real life issues with biblical principles.
Sunday Morning Small Groups
Boys: A116, Girls A115 (side rooms in the gym)
Looking to go deeper? Small groups are exactly what you're looking for! We spend over an hour diving deep into God's word on Sunday mornings. This year is totally focused on "DISCIPLESHIP." Our students are learning how to grow as followers of Jesus by, well, following Jesus! just like the twelve disciples did. Not only do we dive into God's word during class, but each week students go home with take-home devotionals as a way to work personally on what we discussed in our groups.
The high school ministry meets on Sunday nights for games, teaching and breakout sessions. Doors open at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm, but the gym stays open until 8:30pm for students and parents to hang out afterward. Come be a part of a large group environment that is both impactful and fun! First Sunday of every month, we have food and a large game, this is a great environment to jump in to the high school ministry for the first time!
High School Small Groups
Small Groups are at the core of our High School Ministry. Students meet in groups throughout the week at leaders homes or at the church. Feel free to register for a group that works with your teen's busy schedule!
Click the link, give us your info and a group leader will contact you with more details
Sunday Morning, 9am-10:15am - Click Here to register
Wednesday Night, 6:15pm-8:00pm - Click Here to register
Friday Night (Student led), 6pm - 8:00pm - Contact Eli at the church office for details (352) 596-1388 *230
Click here to download the parent informational packet
Want to Serve at ELEVATE?
We are always searching for caring adults to work with our teens! Click here to download our Youth Leader Application. After you've prayed about the committment and talked with your family about the opportunity, fill out the application and return it to the church office.
Expedition Kids is CCW’s 1st – 5th grade ministry. It exists to support parents as they disciple their child to live out the five Core Values: Biblical Truth, Real Relationships, Selfless Service, Inspired Worship and Spirit-Led Living.
Expedition Kids Weekly
Expedition Kids meets several times each week to connect your child to our monthly virtue through Large Group story-telling and Small Group application.
Sundays: 9:30am – 10:15am and 11:30am – 12:15pm
Wednesdays: Expedition Kids will begin August 17! 6:15pm - 8:00pm
At CCW, we believe that families should worship together. Each week, we ask that your child participates with you in our Sunday Celebration before being released to Expedition Kids. We ask that you sign your child into Expedition Kids before the Celebration begins.
Each month, we focus on a different Biblical virtue. This month’s virtue is:
We’re working hard to make sure that you have the tools that you need to help your child have a forever-relationship with Jesus. Several ways that you can get equipped are:
God Time Cards: God Time cards give you four short ways to make the virtue real in your child’s life this week. Check these out below!
Take Home Moments: Each month, we create a Take Home Moment designed to reinforce our monthly virtue. You can pick up our current Take Home Moment and the kiosk in the Expedition Kids lobby.
Milestones: Become a Milestone parent by attending a Milestone conference.
God Time cards are a simple tool that you can use at home to disciple your child. Each God Time card includes four simple activities that reinforce the monthly virtue they're learning about in Wildfire. Using it is simple:
Download the current God Time card and print it out,
Do the four activities with your child - over dinner, right before bedtime, or anytime at all.
Initial the God Time card and return it to Wildfire so your child can earn three Wildfire Bucks.
As leaders and parents, our primary calling is to help lay the foundation for our children to learn about their loving, heavenly Father. Our preschool ministry at CCW, Basecamp, partners with the family so you can disciple your children to know God and grow to love Him.
Basecamp uses the Orange First Look curriculum with our two year-olds through Kindergarten. This curriculum offers many age-appropriate, hands-on learning activities to reinforce the Biblical teachings. As the children move onto our Expedition (elementary) program, we want them to know three basic truths: God made us, God loves us, and Jesus wants to be our friend forever!
We encourage families to begin practicing some spiritual disciplines with their children right from the beginning, such as singing praise songs, praying together, and reading the Bible together. Basecamp helps families build their child's relationship with God by applying scripture to everyday moments. Check out this month's Parent Cue to help reinforce the Bible stories and how to apply them to your everyday moments.
Basecamp is open to love on your babies through kindergartners on: Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and 11 a.m.
We open our doors 15 minutes before each service time.
The monthly Parent Cue card is a helpful tool to help you disciple your children. The card contains information about our monthly focus and what Bible stories the children are learning each week. The card also equips parents with ideas to integrate Sunday's learning into your everyday moments.