What is CHAOS?

CHAOS is a youth group for Jr. High students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades and is a cooperative effort between Nazareth Lutheran Church and Orchard Hill Church.

What does CHAOS stand for?

Christ Has All Our Solutions

What is our mission?

CHAOS exists to:

Help create space for Jesus to transform the lives of Jr. High students

What are CHAOS values?

  • Everyone is Welcome
  • High Fun // High Truth
  • Authentic Relationships
    • student to student
    • leader to student
    • leader to leader
    • everyone to God
  • Honor & Engage Families
  • Give Glory to God

Is there a registration process for CHAOS?

Yes! We highly encourage every student to have a parent/guardian fill out an online registration form! This includes a student’s basic information, parent contact info, photo/video release, and off-site permission form. Click here to register TODAY!! (NOTE: Please fill out a new form each year)

What happens at CHAOS?

CHAOS meets weekly on Wednesday nights at Nazareth Lutheran Church.  Address: 7401 University Avenue, Cedar Falls.

Drop students of at Door 6 (near the gym).

  • 6:15-6:30 // Doors Open & Open Gym (Pizza slices available for $1)
  • 6:30 // Large Group (Welcome, Games, Musical Worship, Teaching)
  • 7:30-8:00 //  Small Group
  • 8:00-8:15 // Open Gym

Pick up students of at Door 6 (near the gym).

Important CHAOS Events / Dates:

  • CHAOS 101: All Parents, 7th Graders, and New Volunteers // September 4 // 6:30pm // Naz Gym
  • First Night of CHAOS // September 11
  • Parent / Small Group Leader Breakfast // September 28
  • Riverside Bible Camp Rechage // November 1-3
  • Ski and Shop // February 15-16, 2020
  • 9th Grade Gospel Mime // April 29, 2020
  • Last Night of CHAOS // May 6, 2020

Check out our "Events" tab for more information and registration!

Are there scholarships available for students who want to attend a CHAOS event?

Yes, there are scholarships available for our CHAOS events. If a student needs a scholarship, please talk to one of the youth group directors.

Is every student in a small group?

Yes.  Every student involved in CHAOS is placed in a small group which meets for 30-45 minutes each Wednesday night at CHAOS.  Small groups are formed at the beginning of the school year with intentions of remaining the same for the duration of that school year. Ideally, there will be 8-12 students in each small group with 1-2 leaders.

Do small groups meet outside of CHAOS?

YES! It depends on the small group leaders and their ability to schedule outside meetings. 

Do I have to attend one of the partner churches to go to CHAOS?

No, CHAOS is open to any junior high student (grade 7-9) in the Cedar Valley and no church affiliation is required.  Feel free to bring a friend too!

We do highly encourage the student and their family to be a part of a church congregation, wherever that may be.

How can I (as a parent/guardian) stay informed on all things CHAOS?

Subscribe to our blog! (Enter email on the right -- it will be sent out twice a month with updates!)

Follow us on social media! (Click on social media tab above!)

Questions? Contact the CHAOS Youth Directors

Kristin Sauerbrei - Nazareth Lutheran Church, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brenna Lantz - Orchard Hill Church, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nikki Britzman - Nazareth Lutheran Church, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nazareth Lutheran Church // 319-266-7589
Orchard Hill Church // 319-266-9796



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