Youth Ministries


Our mission

The youth ministry of First Congregational Church of Downers Grove has a strong commitment to the spiritual and everyday life issues of the youth of our church and our community.  Being a teenager isn't easy!  We acknowledge that we do not have all the answers to the questions of growing minds, but we seek to nurture, engage, and support our teens as best we are able.


We are committed to meeting our youth where they are, not where we think they should be.

Together we explore our faith questions, our doubts, and our joys as we grow in our relationship with Jesus and with one another.


We know that this cannot be done alone, but it is done through the power of a loving God, the light of Christ, and a guiding Spirit. We welcome all youth, regardless of who you are or where you are on life’s journey, and we promise a continued effort to mutually grow in our life and faith through Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior.