CYF is the high school aged youth (9-12th grade). We are a growing group that offers an open and inviting space to hang out, to fellowship, to learn together, to question together, and to study together. This is the time in which we further our growth as thinkers and leaders. This is carried out by a small group of high school youth leaders within the CYF group that get together during the year to think together as a planning and envisioning committee. The high school youth have the opportunity to voice opinions about how they see the youth group, what they want to learn and discuss, and what they want to focus on in service and in fellowship.
Sundays @ 10:15am
Sunday School classes are divided into Chi Rho (6-8th grade) and CYF (9-12th grade) classes. We are taking a look at the Scripture verses accompanying the Sermon. The goal is that youth will be able to leave church on Sunday and answer the question, “What did you learn today?” Youth have a better chance of being able to retain the information if they have the opportunity to interact with the Scripture in different ways (i.e. listening in church, discussing and asking questions in Sunday School).
Youth Groups meet on Sunday evenings during the school year from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the One5twenty, or red brick building.From 5:00-5:30 we eat a meal together provided by our youth parents and sponsors.From 5:30-7:00, we are covering a series called “Know Your Story.” 
The CYF (9-12th grade) Leadership Team is a small group of students who already exhibit servant leadership and maturity at and outside of youth group. The Leadership Team meets on the second Sunday of each month to plan upcoming events, brainstorm options for mission trip, pray for each other, and discuss more in depth what we are talking about on Sunday evenings. 

Know Your Story” is our Youth Group curriculum for the 2016-17 school year. It is divided into three sections: 

Know Where You Come From – Fall 2016
We are going to spent the entire fall semester on this first section of the study. Students will spend 12 weeks working through the metanarrative (the big picture of the Bible). In order to understand their faith today and who they are as Christians, students need to have strong understanding of where that faith comes from. By studying the Bible as one coherent story they will be able to better understand God, who Christ is, and consequently the heart of Christianity.

Know Who You Are – Spring 2017
This section is the first part of the spring semester. We are going to be taking a look at the modern, global church; as well as the Disciples of Christ specifically. Students will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as baptism and communion. We will also be looking at FCC Plano, what our mission and vision are, what makes us unique as a church.

Know Where You Are Going – Spring 2017

This is the section of the study during which students will have the opportunity to look specifically at how they are going to be the church and live out their faith. We are going to look at several different spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, and simplicity. By this point, students will have spend time studying the Bible, the global church, and their local church. They will have a foundation of the history and will have the opportunity to look at how their stories can intertwine with the greater story God is weaving.