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FAQ - Youth Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about Covenant Youth

 

If my family attends another church (or does not regularly attend any church), can my student still attend the youth group?

Yes! We welcome people from every corner of faith! We encourage students to worship with their family and to attend youth group at their church if it is available. But, many churches are not able to support a robust Youth Ministry Program program. Our youth groups include young people who attend Covenant, as well as Lutherans, Methodists, Catholics, and those who do not attend any church.

Who is working with my child?

The Youth Ministry Program includes adults and parents drawn from the Covenant Presbyterian Church staff and congregation. All adults involved in our Youth Ministry Program have completed Covenant’s Guardian Certification, which includes completing a training seminar and a background check. You can find more information about the Youth Leadership team here.

What happens at a typical youth group meeting?

A typical youth group meeting includes a game or a fun activity, worship, and time for spiritual growth. Additional group activities include events like bowling, laser tag, trips to a corn maze, and service opportunities. Dave is always available to answer any questions about specific activities.

Where are youth group meetings held?

We meet at the Covenant Community Life Center, behind the church.

Is there a fee to for my child to participate in the Youth Ministry Program?

No! There is no cost to attend the youth program; Covenant Presbyterian Church and youth fundraisers held throughout the year help to fund the Youth Ministry Program. However, students do pay a cost for activities outside the regular program, such as retreats, mission trips. For all activities, scholarships are available to students in need. The church welcomes donations for the program and its activities. You can donate by contacting the church office.

Are there attendance requirements?

No, although we do encourage students to attend as frequently as possible. Don’t be shocked if a youth leader calls or texts after not seeing your child for a few weeks – we work to engage the students actively because relationships are critical to fostering spiritual growth.

How can parents get involved?

We love parents! Without parent and volunteer involvement, the ministry could not function, so we encourage parental involvement. Parents interested must complete our Guardian Ministry program before becoming involved in the ministry. Please talk to the Youth Director about getting certified.

Does youth group take a break for the summer?

Youth group slows down over the summer but does not take a break. The youth groups often engage in week-long trips during the summer months. In a typical summer, the youth groups will travel for a service trip and a youth conference. In past years, students have gone to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Vermont, Belize, and the far-off land of West Chester. For all activities, scholarships are available to students in need, and someone is always available to answer your questions about specific activities.