YOUTH

 

DISCIPLING & EMPOWERING

OUR COVENANT YOUTH

"Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it."
- Proverbs 22:6 -
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youth ministry

covenant worship
covenant worship

We worship all together- young and old- as one covenant family

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weekly sunday school
weekly sunday school

Children memorize Scripture and engage in age appropriate Bible and theological teaching

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youth sermon worksheets
youth sermon worksheets

Children are provided a sermon worksheet to help them understand the Scripture passage and sermon

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communicant membership class
communicant membership class

Covenant children are invited to one-on-one Bible study with the pastor to learn about communicant membership vows

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catechism teaching
catechism teaching

Through memorization and song, the youth learn the truths of the Bible through catechism teaching.

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mission team outreach
mission team outreach

Youth are encouraged to participate in our presbytery and OPC short-term summer mission trips

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corporate hymn sing
corporate hymn sing

All are invited to request their favorite hymns to sing together as we prepare our hearts to worship

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youth weekday study
youth weekday study

Fridays nights are for the youth to get together, study God's Word, and grow in friendship

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summer vbs
summer vbs

A labor of love by the entire church, VBS is a special summer ministry to saturate the heart and mind of the youth with the gospel

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presbytery youth retreats
presbytery youth retreats

Our presbytery organizes annual youth retreats for a time of learning and growing with the larger body of Christ

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youth book readings
youth book readings

Some of our books have included Big Truths for Young Hearts, The Biggest Story, and The Garden the Curtain and the Cross

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weekly fellowship meals
weekly fellowship meals

Every Sunday after worship, everyone young and old and in between enjoys hospitality and fellowship over a meal

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monthly kids group
monthly kids group

Every first Saturday evening, volunteers share their time, interests, and faith to serve the youth

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monthly agape letters
monthly agape letters

Every last Saturday of the month, the youth write letters of encouragement to express their love and empathy

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corporate prayer groups
corporate prayer groups

Every last Sunday of the month, adults and children gather together to share prayer requests and praises and to pray together in small groups

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youth summer camp
youth summer camp

Sixth graders and higher are invited to go camping in the beauty of God's creation and to dialogue with one another about growing in faith

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reformation day
reformation day

Every year, the children learn about Reformation history through stories, games, crafts, and food!

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youth volunteering
youth volunteering

The older youth are encouraged to serve and spiritually mentor the younger youth

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fellowship field trips
fellowship field trips

Periodically throughout the year, the youth are invited to day-trips to the park, beach, and amusement parks to exercise their love in new and exciting settings

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church retreats
church retreats

In years past, we've done entire church retreats and youth summer retreats, all memorable times of deepening our unity in Christ

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monthly bible brunch
monthly bible brunch

Every last Saturday of the month, all ages get together to sing, study, and eat in joyful fellowship

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song, scripture, and craft
song, scripture, and craft

Every last Saturday of the month, the youth energetically sing the catechism songs and study in a multi-age group setting

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corporate fellowship
corporate fellowship

Spring, summer, fall, and winter- every season the church creates new opportunities for the youth engage in community & fellowship

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community outreach
community outreach

The church comes together to work side by side to serve the youth and the larger community

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