Children, Youth & Family
At Faith Covenant Church, the greatest desire of our collective heart is to see Jesus Christ renewing hearts, homes, and cities. As our Children, Youth, and Family team attempts to live out that vision, we believe the most effective way to fulfill it is through the potent combination of the family unit and the church.
A great deal of research on the topic of spiritual formation in young people in recent years has concluded that the family, far and away, is the most important influence in the faith life of a child. We believe it is our job to link arms with parents and walk through the journey of parenting with them, from birth through the young adult stages (and beyond).
We partner with families by offering age-specific programming, inter-generational worship opportunities, and opportunities to equip both parents and children with necessary skills and practices to live out their faith in the real world.
Parents, we desire to serve you in various ways. We’ll definitely create environments that are warm, welcome, safe, and secure for your kids when they come to worship with us. We’ll work to encourage their wonder about God, and the passion behind following him. We’ll teach them about the Bible and God’s special love for them.
But we also believe whole-heartedly that you are more influential in their spiritual journey than we are. So our ministry wants to adopt the Home Depot method of spiritual development: You can do it; we can help. We are here to link arms with you, provide resources and opportunities, and love you in your difficult journey as a parent.
Additionally, the Children’s Ministry Team wants to be available to you for your questions and comments. If there is any way that we can serve you as a parent, a peer, or a friend, please let us know.
If You Are New:
There are a few suggestions we would make if you are hoping to join us for the first time:
- Acknowledge that it’s a little scary to try something new like this. Will they like me? Will they accept me? These are questions that every kid asks the first time they try something new – you are not alone. Know that we work hard to make new people feel welcome, and we look forward to meeting you.
- The best thing you can do is come with a friend. Experiencing new things with familiar people helps a lot. If you’re coming for the first time, bring someone with you if you can. You will be glad you did.
- Hang in there for at least three weeks. One mistake new people make is trying it once and evaluating their whole experience on that. If you give yourself time to meet some people and see how things really work, it will pay off big time.
- Meet with one of our youth staff to learn more. We want to meet you! Please call us at 952.890.3110 and we’ll help you get connected…because we want you here!