The aim of Grace Covenant's Youth Ministry is to help students to cultivate a deep, rich, enduring faith in Jesus Christ - a faith that will carry them through college and young adulthood into life. We help equip students to enjoy and glorify God; and to serve both in the Church and in the world.
It is our mission to connect with students (grades 6-12) and their families, encouraging them with the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that they may grow in His grace through study of the Bible, prayer, fellowship with the Christian community, and engagement with the world around us.
Our ministry to middle school and high school students is rooted in these key commitments:
Many teens see faith like a jacket: something they can put on or take off based on their behavior. We seek to help students develop a more robust understanding of the gospel, and help them to integrate their faith into every aspect of life.
Partnership With Parents
Research demonstrates that parents are the #1 influencers when it comes to spirituality in young people - yes, even in teenagers! Grace Covenant is committed to partnering with parents, and empowering them to nurture faith in their families.
Despite the age segregation that exists in many churches, and in the broader culture, research indicates each young person is greatly benefited when surrounded by a team of five adults. So while we provide time and activities for students to gather together, we are committed to integrating teens into the whole life of the church in order to benefit from relationships with people from every generation.
A Safe Place for Questions & Doubts
Doubt is not toxic to faith; silence is. Young people want conversations in response to their hardest questions, not just simple answers. We encourage questions, and we want to have discussions that deepen the faith of everyone involved.
If you are interested in more information, contact the church (757-220-0147), or e-mail Charley Bartelmay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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