“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

6th-12th Grade Programming

Youth Sunday School and Wednesday Night Youth Group are on break for the summer. Don’t worry, there are many great things planned for our 6th-12th grade students this summer.

June 3-7: A handful of students are going to Cleveland, TN for camp with Student Life at Lee University. We are excited for all that they will learn on this trip.

June 11-12: Volunteer opportunity! We are looking for youth to volunteer at our Elementary Arts Camp. This will be fun and a great way for the older students to get involved in a meaningful way. CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer!

June 13: Youth Garage Hangout are back! Every Thursday (excluding July 4th) from 9am-12pm, 6th-12 graders are welcome to join us up in the Garage for some free time. Bring a friend, and come and go as needed. Snacks will be provided. To get on the reminder group for this, email Shawnda.McKinney@covhsv.org.

July 2, 9, and 16: Another volunteer opportunity! Youth are invited to help at Parent’s Morning Out. For more information email Ashten.Webb@covhsv.org or CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer!

July 23-25: Our youth group is going to finish out their summer service by helping at VBS Camp! CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer!

July 25: Youth Water Olympics! Our youth will close out VBS volunteering with a party just for them. Bring clothes that can get wet, towel, and more.

July 28: Back to School Bash! There will be a church-wide lunch after service on Sunday, July 28th. As a church, we will celebrate all the students as they begin the 2024-2025 school year.

August 4: Youth Sunday School returns and will be from 9:15-10:15am up in Room 204. This class will meet weekly throughout the school year.

August 7: Youth Group returns and will be from 6-8pm up in the Garage! The students start by sharing a meal together then move into a time of worship. Next, they study scripture and then end the night with games. This is a wonderful time for students to build relationships and fellowship in an environment suited to them.

Our Vision for Youth

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.

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

Throughout the Year:

Our goal is to have a well rounded program for our middle and high school students. Throughout the year you can expect for youth to have the following opportunities:

Service projects: Throughout the year, 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, Free2Teach, Next Step Farms, and other small projects as they come up.

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 2023, our youth went to Louisville, KY and in 2024 they are going to Cleveland, TN.

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. This October, our youth will participate in a mini-Fall Retreat.

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.