CURRENT AND PAST TEACHING SERIES:
The Parent and Youth Ministry of Covenant of Grace Church is convinced that teenagers can grow in Christ and flourish during these critical years. Through this ministry Covenant of Grace partners with parents in discipling their children by applying the gospel to the world in which teens live. Our goal for our young disciples is that they will bear fruit as we encourage them to grow in love for God, love for parents and love for the church.
To support the families of youth we provide pastoral care and counseling for parents and teens, parent training seminars, monthly teaching meetings, service and ministry opportunities, youth activities and socials, and a yearly youth camp. We’re excited about what God is already doing and will yet do in and through our youth ministry.
LOOKING BACK + LOOKING AHEAD: Pat Tumino on Parent/Youth ministry for 2017-2018
Our monthly meetings are on Saturday nights and are for teens in grades 7-12 and their parents. We meet at 7:00 p.m. for worship, teaching, activities, and socializing.
We believe that parents have primary responsibility for the biblical training and discipleship of their children through the teenage years (Eph. 6:4). Parents play an irreplaceable role in the formation of Christian character. Effective parenting guides youth beyond family into commitment, membership, service, and fruitful involvement in the local church. The ministry of the church can be an important means of grace to equip parents in effectively discipling and preparing their teens for life as mature, God-honoring adults. The responsibility of the church is to support and supplement parents as they seek to direct their children, while also providing an essential teaching voice that offers biblical clarity on family issues.