7th-8th Grades


Seventh and eighth graders are invited to participate in the Mentoring Program. Small groups meet with adult mentors, discuss scripture, and relate it to their lives. They all come together several times throughout the year for special events and service projects. Confirmation takes place in the 8th grade year. Youth are invited to attend Recognize following the 9:30 Sunday service, which concludes at 11:30am.

For more information about Formation for 7th and 8th graders, contact Melissa Durbin, Director of Children’s Ministries. Please download PDFs of our confirmation schedules here:

Mentors and their students typically meet monthly between October and May to complete eight readings and discussions.

Click Confirmation Bible Passages  for links to the readings online.

Click Confirmation Readings & Background Information Year 1 for a PDF of the curriculum we give our mentors.  It’s important to note that this curriculum is a jumping-off point.  Mentors are encouraged to take the lessons in the direction they find most helpful.

Melissa Durbin + Director of Children’s Ministries + (847) 309-5834 + (847) 447-2850 office


Keeping God’s People Safe

The Christ Church community is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere for our children and youth. To foster a secure environment, we provide Keeping God’s People Safe training to all who work with our children and youth, including church school teachers, mentors, clergy, and staff. This training sensitizes us to the dangers of child sexual abuse and teaches us to recognize and prevent situations in which abuse or exploitation might occur. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions regarding this training.