Helping Faith Stick
Our youth ministries at Harbor Covenant are centered around building relationships with Jesus Christ and with each other. We strive to love and accept everyone and grow together in the transformative power of Jesus Christ. While we have many programs to be involved in, our main focus is building these relationships. We want to create a place to belong and teach truths about God, each other, our community, and our culture. The North and Central Campus share one Middle School Youth Group and one High School Youth Group.
We really value teenagers worshipping together with their families, their friends, and their church family. We also want to provide opportunities for students to mobilize their own faith. So on Sunday mornings you will find a few different things are happening for teenagers.
All Middle School students are invited to join us in THE TANK (upstairs) during the 10:00am worship gathering. We will provide donuts, activities, worship opportunities, teaching times, and small group discussions. Students can be picked up after the worship service is finished or students can go find their parents in the gathering place when our time is over around 11:00am.
On the first Sunday of the month we will all head into the worship center and participate in the worship service with the adults.
While we take each week seriously in our journey together, we like to have fun doing it. From September through May we gather and have games and activities, chances to just hang out with great people and amazing adults who care about students, opportunities to serve in leadership positions, times to worship, and discussions about scripture and key issues.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation is a year-long program primarily for 8th graders (but is open to 9th and 10th graders) of monthly gatherings on Sundays at 12:00 pm, to help build a foundation of faith and deep connections to the church.
Project 52 is a year-long program for High School Seniors of monthly gathering on Sundays at 5:30 pm, connection to a mentor, and a trip to the YWAM base in Honolulu after school is over in June - all designed to help further your faith beyond High School.
During the week we have small group opportunities for guys and girls in both middle school and high school to further your spiritual desire to seek after what is true and build solid friendships.
If you are interested in getting plugged into a small group, please email Matt Knapp (email@example.com) to find when and where each group meets.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT LEADERSHIP
The High School Student Leadership team is tasked with putting on the Fall Frenzy retreat in November, setting the tone at youth gatherings, and building friendships among students. If you are a student and are interested in being a part of our High School Student Leadership team, please contact Matt Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org). The HS Student Leadership team meets Wednesdays before youth group at 5:30pm. We ask that you commit to serving for at least 3 months at a time.
S.L.A.M. TRIPS is a program of Mending Wings—a nonprofit, Native American youth organization located on the Yakama Reservation in Washington State. They offer cross-cultural, summer youth mission trips on their reservation.
Our Middle Schoolers will complete service projects such as chopping wood for elders, cleaning brush and garbage from yards, painting over graffiti and painting houses. They will also receive a cultural orientation from local Native Americans, Pow-Wow’s (depending on what week you come), participation in a Native American worship service (guaranteed to be VERY different from the church service you’re used to), a traditional salmon and Indian fry bread dinner with singing and dancing from local Native youth. Based on the year, some additional cultural immersion activities will include some of the following: tour of the Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Center, cooking s’mores over a fire pit at a locals house, visiting Ft. Simcoe and receiving a guided tour through the area (the soldier fort during the Yakama wars and later turned into an Indian boarding school), learn how to set up a teepee, swim in the Yakima River, learn traditional Yakama games, complete a small bead-work project.
CHIC is the only conference that gathers students from throughout the Evangelical Covenant Church in one place for five days of worship, transformation, and fun. CHIC acts as a catalyst in students’ lives, helping them see the big picture of God’s kingdom and inspiring them to dive deeper in their faith–together.
High school students are eligible to attend CHIC if they will complete grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 2017-2018 school year.
• In order to attend CHIC 2018, students must be 15 years old by December 31st, 2017, OR be 14 years old AND have completed 9th grade in the 2017-2018 school year.
• Students who are 13 years old, or who are just completing 8th grade, cannot attend CHIC.
• Seniors may attend CHIC a second time.
Some exceptions may apply. Please check with the events office by emailing email@example.com with any questions about eligibility.
Other questions can be directed at Matt Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org)