Thursday, May 19, 2022
(Disciples of Christ)

Invitation to Discipleship


 WOW!  What an exciting times for Discipleship

at St. Charles Christian Church! 


     We recently expanded the Sunday morning program to add a focus group for our middle/high school youth with their very own room!!!  

     With  changes underway, and great divinely-inspired program ideas coming to life, we are joyfully witnessing growth in both youth attendance and involvement. 

     All this change highlights that this is a great opportunity to bring in some additional helping hands that could involve volunteering during Sunday school times to chaperoning at mixers, and/or sharing fresh ideas with our growing Discipleship team.  Could this be your chance to join the experience with us, or take a new step and expand your current role?

     There are places for all levels of interest and many programs for families to take advantage of at SCCC.   Whether you would like to jump in head first or dip a toe in to test the water, we have something for you!  For example:


o  The Preschool at SCCC is for children who are potty trained through age 4.  This small class meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 am until Noon during the regular Orchard Farm academic year.  This class is designed as a transition program for little ones who have been staing at home or in private childcare and are ready to start socializing and learning how to function in a classroom.  This is intended to be a feeder program to OFSD's Early Education Center's Preschool Program.

o   The Spark youth group which meets after school on Wednesdays (at approx 3:30 pm) is a cornerstone program here at SCCC.  It is an afternoon of fun, faith and fellowship provided to all children from Kindergarten to 5th grade at no cost.

o   The Spark School's Out Club is a before and after school care program for elementary-aged children.  This program was developed at the request of our neighbors, offers competitive rates and hours that are friendly to working families.  Our staff is engaging, fun and responsible.  It starts at 6:30 am on the days when the Orchard Farm School District is in session.  Every morning the kids get fired up and on the buses!  After school, our staff are here to meet the buses and keep the kids busy until 6:00 pm.  We are also open for early release days and school break days as this is demand.



 o  Middle School Mixers are held here on Friday nights at least quarterly.


  • SUNDAY MORNING - 10:45 for Toddlers, Pre K, K-5, or Middle/High School

o   Our teaching volunteers are the best!  If you are interested, try it out as a one-time or occasional assistant

o   On the other hand, maybe you would like to become a regular--or plan a mini series, or maybe go big and start programming at the 9:00 am service.  What does God have in store for you?



o   How about helping shape the Christmas Play during Sunday mornings and/or youth groups in November.  We had a blast last year!

o   In fact, if you are really excited and passionate...leadership or co-leadership are an option too.  We are masters of flexibility!


  •  VBS

o   Are you feeling the passion building for Vacation Bible School?  Give us a shout!  All levels of involvement are open and ready for the willing to sign up and shape this amazing experience for ALL AGES!


Where is God calling you?  Please give some careful and prayerful consideration of this opportunity to not only help the youth, but also to provide yourself an opportunity to grow in faith, depth, connections, leadership and so much more.  We all learn so much and receive such great fulfillment from working with the youth and preparing for their lessons and activities.  I pray that you will take a step of faith and partner with us so that you can experience these wonderful things!   I truly believe now is our time to soar, because ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD, as long as NO MATTER WHAT, you TRUST GOD!


Come Play With Us!  Come Pray With Us! 

Come Grow With Us!

Katie Statler, Discipleship Team Lead