Apple Valley, MN
Children & Family
We practice Cross+Gen ministry at CVLC. On Sundays and Wednesday we provide opportunities for parents, kids, babies, grandparents, and everyone else to join in sharing their faith, making faith projects, praying and blessing each other. This looks a lot different from traditional Sunday School. Our goal is to help families practice their faith at home, but giving them the tools to do so at Church. Join us Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights to see Cross+Gen in action.
We work with our youth to make them leaders in our faith community. Starting with Confirmation on Wednesday nights, and DeKaF on Sunday mornings our 6-8th graders grow in affirming their faith. 9th-12th graders have Connections on Sunday morning and Youth Group Wednesday nights. These groups give youth an opportunity to support each other by sharing and praying about their highs and lows. We also have a different high schooler lead youth group each week on a different topic. Our youth are involved in every level at our church and help out with worship, leading confirmation, mentoring peers and children, mission trips, etc.
We serve Christ in our immediate community in partnership with area non-profits, including 360 Communities, Feed My Starving Children, Armful of Love, Thanksgiving Baskets, Red Cross Bloodmobile, Greenleaf Kindness Connection (outreach to local elementary school), and wherever we are called to help.
Serving Christ around the world through international missions in Tanzania and the Dominican Republic.
An important part of discipleship is learning the word of God. Adult education begins with confirmation and is a life-long journey. We have a Bible study every Thursday at 10:00 am the the Apple Valley Villa Apartments. A number of small-group bible studies also meet throughout the month.
Worship & Music
Christus Victor has 4 choirs operating on a regular basis. Senior Choir (adult choir, great variety of music), Upward Call (high school and adult contemporary worship choir), Rock Band (middle school – young at heart adult choir), and JIFY (2nd – 5th grade group).