At First Covenant Church of Saint Paul, Youth Ministry exists to create communities where teenagers...
We are a safe place for teenagers to be known and to build relationships with trusted peers and adults who care for them and desire to grow in faith with each other.
We are deeply committed to growing and deepening Christian faith, allowing space and experiences for teenagers to talk about their faith and provide opportunities to encourage one another.
When we belong + are growing in what we believe, a transformation begins to happen. We start to become the people we were created to be. We are about life transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit.
BE IN TOUCH
All youth are invited to participate in our ongoing ministries at First Covenant.
We occasionally do special things outside of the Sunday + Wednesday routine to serve, learn + grow relationally. All events for incoming 7th-exiting 12th graders and held at First Covenant Church unless otherwise noted.
This year we are focusing our special events energy on the annual MEA Retreat to Covenant Pines! Staggered throughout MEA, this is s a great time to break away, reconnect with God and grow in friendships. Visit the Covenant Pines retreat website ( >here ). Contact Leslie X. Sanders for more information.
Junior High (7th - 8th graders): October 15-17
Senior High (9th-12th graders): October 17-19
VIVE (7th-12th graders), Saturday, November 8, 9:00am-12:30pm
Hope Academy, Minneapolis
This half - day event is designed to inspire youth to see college as a viable option after high school, especially if they're the first in their family to pursue college. The day includes multicultural worship, a keynote speaker, and workshops for students, parents and youth workers on topics like financial aid, how to choose a college, as well as practical advice on preparing college applications and figuring out how to study like a (great!) college student. BONUS: Everyone who attends earns a $500 scholarship towards North Park University!
SUNDAY MORNINGS (Sept to May)
First Covenant Church Worship Service 9:30 - 10:30a for all ages
Join us as we worship vibrantly as a church community each Sunday morning. This fall we dig into what it means to continue living into the theme of loving our neighbors.
Sunday School 11:00a - 12:00p for 7th - 12th graders
Graffiti and Game Room
We gather together each Sunday morning to grow in faith and community. Whether we are hearing from special guest speakers or discovering what it means to be a disciple, this is a time designed for you to learn, grow and be transformed.
11:00am-1:00pm Hello Dolly Rehearsal
lower fellowship hall
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON + EVENING (Sept to May)
East Side Thrive 3:15-5:45 for 7th -12th graders
Game and Graffiti rooms
Youth Crew, a special time for just high schoolers, starts at 3:15p with friends from the U of M.
EST starts in full force at 4:00p with tutoring, classes and other experiences designed to help you learn and grow.
Confirmation 5:00 - 6:00p for 7th-8th graders
We walk through the New Testament together as we confirm our faith in fun and engaging ways.
Dinner 5:45 - 6:15p for all ages
Upper Fellowship Hall
You gotta eat...right? Dinner provided each week.
Wednesday Evening Programming for 7th - 12th graders 6:15 - 7:45p
Hello Dolly Rehearsal and workshops:
Lower Fellowship Hall
Youth Group: We grow together in faith and community through intentional conversations in small groups and games.