CYCM is a Christian, nonprofit, inter-denominational youth organization, working with local churches, charities, and families to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the youth of this community. The youth center offers a safe place for local teens to hang out, play games, learn about Jesus, and receive guidance in everyday life.
CYCM is mostly staffed with volunteers who are committed to helping our local youth come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. The youth center also strives to mentor them in practical ways that will prepare them for the future. This work is accomplished in many ways, including Biblically centered teaching, tutoring, discipleship, creative arts, community service, and working to plug teens and their families in with the local church.
CYCM's Main ministry nights are on Wednesdays (6:00-8:30 PM)
Our Wednesday night's (during the school year) involve a lot of games, food, and time to hang out with friends. We conclude the evening with a Bible message and discussion for youth. We do programs for high school as well as junior high students.
Friday Fun Nights
OPEN GYM FUN AND GAMES IS EVERY FRIday NIGHT (6:00-8:30 PM)
Sometimes a pick-up game of basketball is just the thing to connect with students. A chance to enjoy a fun game of basketball, or pool, or ping pong, or flag football, or water kickball in a safe environment often provides an opportunity to instill Christian values in the hearts of the students.
mission grundy outreach
The CYCM sponsors an annual event called "Mission Grundy". This is a service project held in the spring that brings youth from all over Grundy County together to help those in need here in Morris. Our teens have helped organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Grundy County Housing Authority, Narvick House, and We Care with tasks such as pulling weeds, raking leaves, clean up and painting. The day of work is capped off with lunch, music and message from the director as the students meet back at the CYCM.
The CYCM hosts an annual event called “MERGE” in order to promote UNITY among all Christians in accordance with Ephesians 4:3 “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” This is a gathering for all Morris area youth to enjoy fun events like Obstacle Courses, Laser Tag, Inflatable Jousting, Escape Room, as well as worship and a talk on how to be both a leader and a Christian while one is young. Our heart is to celebrate the unity that we all share as the body of Christ despite our--at times, important--doctrinal differences.