Jr. High

Our programs are uniquely geared toward the interests and attention spans of our junior high students. Through our ministry, junior highers get to experience and explore God’s love for them in interactive and enjoyable activities. We are committed to making the church experience a good one!

At NXTjhi, our aim is to help students connect with other students, with an adult leader and with God. We’re here to invite you to take steps towards spiritual growth. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we want to help you know God better.

Check it out! Throughout the year, we have many fun events that are specifically designed for junior highers. NXTjhi meets for Grade Groups on Sunday Mornings at 9 and 11 a.m.  We also meet on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a more traditional youth service.

Call NXTjhi: 630-585-3298

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May
03
to
May
03

NXTjhi May Day

One of our favorite events of the year is coming up soon: May Day! Join us for open gym, games, an outdoor movie, laser tag, a bonfire and, of course, a huge powder paint war! This is a…

  • Friday, May. 3, 7:00 pm

One of our favorite events of the year is coming up soon: May Day! Join us for open gym, games, an outdoor movie, laser tag, a bonfire and, of course, a huge powder paint war! This is a great opportunity to bring a friend with you.

May Day
Friday, May 3
7-10 p.m.

Early bird rate is $15 by April 14.
Regular rate is $20 by May 1.
Register at the door for $25.

We will have activities inside and outside, so be sure to wear weather appropriate clothes. Concessions will be made available for purchase along with complimentary healthy snacks. Bring a white shirt for the powder paint war. One packet will be provided with the registration cost. Additional may be purchased.

Click here to download our registration form. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or call 630-375-8678.

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Jun
12
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Jul
03

NXTjhi AMPLIFY

JHI is so excited to introduce a new summer event called AMPLIFY. It is a 4 week discipleship experience where students will get the chance to discover God's word for themselves…

  • Wednesday, Jun. 12

JHI is so excited to introduce a new summer event called AMPLIFY. It is a 4 week discipleship experience where students will get the chance to discover God's word for themselves and learn how to live out a life of faith. Students will get the opportunity to dive into God's word with their crew, engage in powerful moments of worship, and hear from guest speakers.

Who: For students entering 6-8 grade

When: June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3

Daily Schedule:

(drop off & pick up at Calvary Church)

Wednesdays: 4:30pm-8:30pm (dinner included)

*pick up after services in NXTjhi

Click here to download the registration form.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or call 630-375-8678 or visit the Event Booth in the NXTjhi auditorium.

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Jun
14
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Jun
14

NXTjhi 8th Grade RUSH

RUSH is a 1 day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much…

  • Friday, Jun. 14

RUSH is a 1 day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much more!

Who: Students entering 8th Grade 

When: Friday June 14th
9:00am-6:00pm (Pick up and drop off at Calvary Church )

*lunch is included

Activites Include: Outdoor cookout, Sky Zone, & Andy's Frozen Custard

Don't let your student miss out! Get them registered!

Click here to download the registration form.

For more information, email us or call 630-375-8678. You can also stop by our event booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium.

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Jun
21
to
Jun
21

NXTjhi 7th Grade RUSH

RUSH is a 1 day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much…

  • Friday, Jun. 21

RUSH is a 1 day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much more!

Who: Students entering 7th Grade 

When: Friday June 21st
9:00am-6:00pm (Pick up and drop off at Calvary Church )

*lunch is included

Activities include: Outdoor cookout, Sky Zone, & more!

Don't let your student miss out! Get them registered!

Click here to download the registraton form.

For more information email us or call 630-375-8678. You can also stop by our Event Booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium! 

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Jun
28
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Jun
28

NXTjhi 6th Grade RUSH

RUSH is a 1 day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much…

  • Friday, Jun. 28

RUSH is a 1 day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much more!

Who: Students entering 6th Grade 

When: Friday June 28th
9:00am-6:00pm (Pick up and drop off at Calvary Church)

*lunch is included

Activites Include: Outdoor cookout, Sky Zone, & outdoor Slip-and-Slide (bring appropriate swimwear)

Don't let your student miss out! Get them registered!

Click here to download the registration form.

For more information, email us or call 630-375-8678. You can also stop by our Event Booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium!

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Jul
08
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Jul
10

NXTjhi DELTA CHI

For all junior high students entering 6-8 grade, DELTA CHI is a midsummer junior high discipleship camp. Delta Chi consists of biblical teachings, team competitions, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus…

  • Monday, Jul. 8

For all junior high students entering 6-8 grade, DELTA CHI is a midsummer junior high discipleship camp. Delta Chi consists of biblical teachings, team competitions, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities, service projects and so much more!

Daily Schedule:

*drop off and pick up at Calvary Church

Monday: 9am-6pm Funway (lunch included)

Tuesday: 9am-6pm Pelican Harbor (lunch included)

Wednesday: 9am-8:30pm Service Projects (lunch and dinner included)

Don't let your student miss out on an awesome time!

Click here to download the registration form.

For more information email us or call 630-375-8678. Feel free to stop by our Event Booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium! 

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Jul
29
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Aug
06

NXT YTH Orlando Missions Trip

This year we have the privilege to be able to partner with the Assemblies of God and Global Passions to minister to the City of Orlando and be a part…

  • Monday, Jul. 29

This year we have the privilege to be able to partner with the Assemblies of God and Global Passions to minister to the City of Orlando and be a part of National Youth Convention. Over 10,000 youth will be there from all over the U.S. We will be helping serve the city by participating in service projects, run kids camps, and blessing the city. 


If you are interested in participating and are entering 7th-12th Grade this upcoming fall, please fill out the registration form and return to an NXT YTH Staff Member. All applications and $250.00 deposit are due no later than Sunday, May 26th. 


For more information please email us at nxtyth@calvarynaperville.org

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Weekly Schedule

For Students in grades 6-8

 

NXTjhi Sunday Morning Grade Groups
9 & 11 a.m.
NXTjhi Auditorium Room 550

Grade Groups are a great place for students to ask questions, discuss their faith and make friends. These gender-specific small groups connect each student with a caring adult leader.

 

 


 

Grade Groups

 

NXTjhi Wednesday Nights, 7 p.m.
NXTjhi Auditorium Room 550

This service is uniquely geared toward the interests and attention spans of our students. Junior highers get to experience and explore God’s love for them in an interactive and enjoyable church service. We are committed to making the church experience a good one!

 

 


Fine Arts Ministry

Calling all student artists! We’re launching a fine arts ministry for students in grades 6–12, and you’re invited. Bring your gifts of music, visual art or communication to discover how you can use them for a bigger purpose! This is also a great way to meet others who are gifted and interested in the same things as you.

Important Dates

  • February 10: Fine Arts Auditions at Calvary Church
  • April 6: District Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, IL

Why Fine Arts?

Simply put, to spread the gospel. Everyone who has received Christ as Savior has been commissioned to be an ambassador for Christ. He is telling the world the good news about Jesus, and he is doing it through you! Whether you sing, play an instrument, dance, design, act or speak, you can be gospel-centered, spirit-empowered and personally responsible for the mission of God.

The A.G. Fine Arts Festival

Fine Arts Festival is a discipleship tool of the Youth Ministries of the Assemblies of God. It is designed to help students hone their ministry gifts. Through Fine Arts Festival, students are given the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by qualified ministers and industry professionals who encourage excellence and inspire students to use their gifts in ministry or secular vocations.

Involvement Requirement:

  • Be enrolled in grades 6-12
  • Be in good standing with Calvary Church
  • Commit to the rules of the National Fine Arts
  • Commit to attend rehearsals held at the church and District Fine Arts in Illinois

Categories for 2019 participation:

  • Vocal Division: Solo, Ensemble, Choir, Rap, Songwriting
  • Instrumental Division: Solo, Ensemble, Band
  • Preaching/Communication: Short Sermon, Short Sermon Spanish, Spoken Word, Children’s Lesson
  • Art: Graphic Design, Photography (Digital/Film), T-Shirt Design, Visual Art 2-D/3-D, Painting