At CCF, we desire to teach our children the Word of God and prepare their hearts to love King Jesus. While we want them to have fun, we also want the Spirit of God to awaken them, transform them, and equip them. We do not coerce “decisions” or simply entertain them with games. No, we seek to give them a robust, theological foundation upon which they are able to build a life-long walk of faith. Moreover, we believe that parents should be equipped with the tools and resources necessary to train and shepherd their children (Eph 6:1-4). Therefore, we don’t view youth ministry as a means to attract a crowd, rather we see it as an opportunity to edify families by providing them resources and encouraging their faith.
What does Covenant Kids look like?
- Catechism: We utilize the New City Catechism from the The Gospel Coalition as a teaching tool. The catechism is a series of 52 questions and answers that youth leaders and parents can use to teach theology, memorize Scripture, and learn historical theology along the way. Check out the free app!
- Family Integration: We feel strongly that children ought to join their parents during corporate worship. While we offer nursery care for younger children, we encourage parents to engage their children during worship by using tools and resources that help train children for worship.
- VBS: Each summer, CCF hosts a Vacation Bible School program, usually in June.
- Outings: Whether it’s going camping or going to the Creation Museum/ Ark, we want to foster an atmosphere of fellowship with our children.