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Concordia Youth Ministry - CYM

A Dual Ministry

For CUC Students

Students of Concordia-Chicago: this ministry is for YOU!

Want an opportunity to meet fellow students and grow together in fellowship and faith? Join a CYM team! Teams gather weekly for team-building activities, leadership training and planning led by trained Co-Leaders. They experience the benefits of consistent, Christ-centered relationships, grounded in Christ and His word. The weekly meetings within CYM are a time for you to refocus on Christ and the gospel in the midst of all the hectic schedules of everyday lives.

The goal of CYM is, through the power of Christ’s gospel, to love one another, build support for one another, and refocus our lives on the work He has for us.

For Senior and Junior High Youth

YES! We are Concordia-Chicago YOUTH Ministry!

The second aspect of our ministry is focused on leading lock-ins and retreats for congregations and schools. Our CYM teams are composed of students who are passionate about the work of the church and about inspiring the next generation to grow in their relationship with God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

If YOU, as the leader of a local church or school (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan—anywhere in reasonable driving distance) would like a CYM Team of leaders to host or plan a lock-in or retreat for your youth, feel free to request a team below.

CYM Teams are prepared to:

  • Plan and lead youth bible studies and devotions
  • Plan and lead games
  • Plan and lead ice breakers and team-building

Concordia-Chicago students are looking forward to building positive, Christ-centered relationships with the young people in our congregations and schools.

CYM Coordinator, Brandon Kruger, will be in touch with you following your initial e-mail. Then you can begin to coordinate plans with the Co-Leaders of your assigned team!

Requesting a Team

Fill out a team request form here, or contact us at cym@CUChicago.edu.

Due to University and holiday breaks, we are unable to provide CYM teams during the dates provided below. Please note, dates are subject to change throughout the academic year. 

Holiday/Break Date Year
Summer Break 5/5-8/18 2018
Team Training 8/19-9/23 2018
Careers For Christ (limited availability) 10/12-10/14 2018
Fall Break (limited availability) 10/19-10-21 2018
Thanksgiving Break 11/21-11/25 2018
Finals and Christmas Break 12/7-1/14 2018-2019
CIT Weekend  1/25-1/26 2019
Spring Break  3/8-3/17 2019
Easter Break  4/17-4/22 2019
Finals Weekend  5/3-5/11 2019
Summer Break  5/12-8/17 2019
Team Training 8/18-9/19 2019