Weekly Update: See what's happening this week at Covenant
Welcome to the Covenant Presbyterian Church Youth community! Our community is organized into BASE (6th & 7th Grade), QUEST (8th Grade) and PEAK (9th-12th grade). We invite you to explore the many different community offerings we have on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis! On Sunday mornings, we learn together about the intersection of Scripture, Christian Faith and life using engaging and relevant curriculum. On Sunday evenings, we gather for a community meal, worship, and breakout sessions where we grow together learning about how our faith informs our way of being in the world with regards to everything from social ethics, social justice, race in America, the environment, the arts much more! QUEST is the confirmation year for 8th Grade youth, also on Sunday nights! On Wednesday nights, we have different small groups for Middle and High School youth: Guys’ and Girls’ Small group for Middle School youth, a Girls’ Group for HS Girls and a Film + Theology group open to all HS Youth! Throughout the year, we have a variety of retreats, special functions and a full summer of service opportunities around the country and even across the world!
Chaz Snider is the Middle School Youth Ministries Director – From Charlotte, he received his Master of Divinity in 2013 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been working in youth ministry for over 5 years. Called to exciting, engaging and intentional youth ministry, Chaz is also a husband and father of three, loves coffee and all things Star Wars!
Rev. Perry Dixon is the High School Youth Ministries Director –he received his Master of Divinity in 2013 from Wake Forest University School of Divinity, working for a year prior to arriving at Covenant with a non-profit assisting persons with severe and persistent mental illness in Louisville, Kentucky where he is from. Ordained in 2014, Perry has answered the call to youth ministry and community at Covenant. Perry, too, loves coffee and is an avid reader, cook and loves to exercise!
Contact Chaz with any questions about BASE and QUEST (6th-8th Grade) at Chaz.Snider@covenantpresby.org or by office phone at 704-804-7569!
Contact Perry with any questions about PEAK (9th-12th Grade) at Perry.Dixon@covenantpresby.org or by office phone at 704-804-7563!
Welcome to Base!
Youth ministry for 6-7th grade youth and their parents is called BASE, the ground floor of Covenant's youth ministry. BASE youth have many opportunities to get involved with spiritual life on Covenant's campus. We hope that you will choose to be part of this great ministry happening at such a crucial time in the lives of our very precious youth. BASE will be a chance for young people to get introduced to what youth group is like. There will be many opportunities to do things with the whole middle school group but also some intentional time for 6th and 7th graders to spend together building relationships.
Welcome to QUEST!
Youth ministry for 8th grade youth and their parents is called QUEST, our confirmation ministry at Covenant. It is a time for youth to dive deeper into their journey of faith and wrestle with their beliefs. All 8th grade students are invited to participate in a year of fellowship, study, mentoring, spiritual development and Presbyterian education to decide what they believe at this point in their faith journey. At the end of this very intentional year youth will have a chance to decide to become confirmed, reaffirmed their baptismal vows or become baptized, as adult members of this congregation. This is a transformative wonderful year!
Welcome to PEAK, Covenant's High School Youth Ministry for students in grades 9-12. PEAK = for Praying, Encouraging, Active, Koinonia
This contemporary youth band is a mix of middle school and high school youth that offers its gifts in the contemporary worship services quarterly throughout the academic year.
This group of middle school and high school dancers participates in a variety of worship services quarterly throughout the academic year.
Youth in grades 6-12 participate in Traditional and Contemporary Worship quarterly and at seasonal events such as Lessons and Carols.
Covenant Youth Chorale rehearses on Sundays from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. in EW315.
Weekday Lunch (Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Most weeks, we offer a nutritious and delicious lunch in our Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend or work colleague to enjoy good food and fellowship – open to all.
Lunch includes soup, salad bar, entree, side, dessert and drink for $7.