Classis Hamilton

To be used by God to renew the greater Hamilton region through a gospel movement of healthy and vibrant churches, ministries and members.

Youth Ministry

Classis Hamilton Youth Ministry Team (CHYMT)

The Classis Hamilton Youth Ministry Team works to support the youth ministry in CRC churches throughout the region, in the following ways:

Youth Ministry Champion:  John Bijl (

John serves as Youth Director at Meadowlands Fellowship CRC, and also serves as the Classis Youth Ministry Champion.  Together with the CHYMT, John provides support and encouragement to Youth Leaders, through coaching conversations and suggesting resources for ministry.  

The CHYMT oversees the scheduling of Classis Youth Services, which are planned monthly in area churches.  The schedule for this ministry year is finished; a new schedule will be posted in the Fall of 2017.

The CHYMT is working to plan a Classis wide Youth Retreat for Highschool students to be held at Countryside Camp (Camp Shalom), near Cambridge, on Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017. (Flyer below.)

For Youth Registration here is the form.  Total cost for the Youth Retreat is $140.  Register today!!

For Leader Registration here is the form.

Consent forms must also be completed here.

For further questions, please contact John Bijl at

Fall Youth Retreat