“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:1-2
Our mission for youth is to equip and encourage students to develop their personal relationship with Jesus Christ through sharing the gospel, study of the Bible, fellowship, worship, and service.
Our Vision for Youth
What qualities do you want your children to possess when they leave home? At Covenant, we think about helping our youth grow strong in qualities such as:
– A firmly rooted
and growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ
– A strong and growing spiritual life
– A heart for serving God and sharing His Word with others
– Healthy relationships with other youth and adults
– Compassion for others
– Knowledge of right and wrong
– Strength to resist peer pressure
– Certainty that each of us is of great value and dearly loved by God
Our students have several opportunities during the week for Bible study, fellowship, and sharing:
· Sunday evenings at 7:00pm in the Garage and our outside areas
· Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in the Garage and our outside areas
· Other Small Groups are formed based on student interest for short term studies (usually we meet at various coffee shops with out door seating)
Middle school students meet regularly on Wednesdays.
· Wednesdays at 6:00pm in the Garage and our outside areas
The Confirmation class is for students in eighth and ninth grades, though we occasionally have older students as well. We meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00 in the Garage. The class explores in depth what it means to be a Christian. Class sessions emphasize understanding the Bible and applying the Bible to our lives. In addition, class members learn about church history, our denomination, and other Christian churches, and the Christian faith in the context of the major world religions. At the close of this experience, these students are invited to make a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ and to become active members of the Church.
Throughout the Year:
In addition to the above mentioned meetings and times, our youth have the chance to participate in much more.
Service projects: Throughout the year (even during the craziness of 2020) we set up and carry out projects where our youth have the chance to take part in some of the physical work of caring for God’s people. We have worked with the Huntsville Assistance Program, CASA Gardens, the North Alabama Foster Closet, Manna House, local Nursing Homes, Food Drives, Yard Work for the Elderly, and other small projects as they come up. While our normal routines have been disrupted for 2020, we are finding creative ways to continue serving in safe ways.
Mission Trips: Each summer our High School students and Middle School students have the opportunity to go on a short term mission trip. For the summer of 2021 we are scheduled to work with Group Mission Trips for their once of their Week of Hope Community Service trips.
Weekend Retreats: Sometimes we all need to just get away. Our weekend retreats are times to have some incredible fellowship, fun, but most importantly, to draw closer in our relationship with the Lord. While we have not been able to go on our normal retreats for 2020, we are excited about a future time when we can take these trips back up!
Fun Fellowship: The Lord created us for community! So, we often get out as a group to have some fun and build better friendships. Hiking, bowling, ice cream, Top Golf, laser tag, movies, dinner, canoe trips, and many other things that our students come up with.