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Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

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Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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The Treehouse

Cathedral Youth Ministries foster spiritual growth


Cathedral Youth  Ministries offer high-quality spiritual formation opportunities within the context of a supportive community of adult sponsors.

Sunday school is key in this process, but spiritual formation happens in many different contexts outside of the Sunday school classroom including Seed and Root groups, community and diocesan events, outreach and missions projects and leadership development opportunities. For more information, contact Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla.

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Download the Youth Fall 2019 Calendar (English and Spanish)

Read about our Costa Rica Mission trip and more on our blog: ccctreehouse.org

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Learn more about Christ Church Cathedral's holistic vision for children's and youth spiritual formation and community service by downloading our "Roots to Fruits" flyer.

Support youth ministries by giving to the Giving Tree.

During the School Year: 

Sunday School

Sundays in the Ballard Youth Center, third floor of the McGehee Building, aka The Treehouse

1011 a.m. 
Youth Sunday school is a place to come together as a community and grow in our faith through teaching, discussion, and doughnuts. 

2:30 p.m. 
Sunday school (grades 9–12) is an opportunity for young people to ask the big questions and explore the richness of our faith in a safe and fun context. (in English)

Seed and Root Groups

Weeknights in neighborhood homes

Seed and Root Groups give youth a chance to meet in small groups in their neighborhood for fellowship and Bible study. Read more about them here.

Seed Groups (6th-8th gr) Root Groups (9th-12th gr)

Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m.
Rodi/Brejon Household, 77019
Lessner Household, 77077

Wednesdays 6:30–8 p.m.
Dowdy/Dagley Household, 77005

Branch Out

Thursdays during the school year, Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla visits youth at area middle schools and high schools for lunch, extracurricular events, or a quick visit. 

Summer 2019 Mission Trips

Each year, youth ministries has three mission trips during the summer.

Houston Mission – The Houston Mission Trip is June 9-12. We work with the Cathedral’s own CUSE (Cathedral Urban Service Experience) program to make an impact on our friends and neighbors in the Houston area by volunteering with several non-profit organizations. This mission trip is opened to current 5th graders through twelfth grade students. The cost of this mission is $275. REGISTER HERE.

Costa Rica – On June 23-30 we will again send a mission team to San Jose, Costa Rica to build a youth center, teach VBS and build community. We will have 25 spots available for current high school students and Adults. This will be a multi-generational mission trip and the primary high school mission trip. Registration is closed.

Missionpalooza – This year we will be working with those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. Missionpalooza will be July 14-19. It is for current 6th-12th graders. Registration is closed.

Trips include all transportation, meals, fellowship, and fun.

There are also leadership opportunities at each of these mission trips for older youth. 

Read about our Costa Rica Mission Trip and more on our blog.

Destination Unknown 2019

Our popular Destination Unknown Lock-In for middle school youth will be rescheduled soon, with drop off at 5 p.m. and pick up at 10:30 a.m. This is an action-packed adventure where we will explore some of the exciting things Houston has to offer, while building up our community through fellowship. REGISTER HERE.

In the past we have watched the bats on Waugh Drive, explored the Orange Show, played laser tag and gone bowling, and ridden box sleds downhill at Addicks Dam. The best part about the lock-in is that participants don’t know what they will be doing in advance. (But don’t worry, no one is ever disappointed.)

Summer Shade 

Every Thursday during the summer, the Cathedral youth group gets together for fun, service, and fellowship.

Friends are always welcomed and encouraged to participate. If you have any questions, contact Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla. All Summer Shade events are based around a meal and an activity (Either service, movies, or a fun event in the Houston area). Normally they are during the evening unless stated otherwise.