Salem Youth Ministries partners with families and the wider church to connect students to one another and to Jesus Christ, and to help them grow in their relationship with Christ. Through experiential learning, worship, service and fun, students are challenged and equipped to live a “whole life” faith that shapes every aspect of their lives.
Our youth program utilizes the Orange curriculum and program to our youth ministries. Orange focuses on relevant, biblical teaching, engaging small-group interactions and intentional connection with and resourcing of parents. Our goal is to have students open themselves to God’s ongoing work in their lives beyond their time with us at Salem. Special events throughout the year will offer opportunities for fun, discipleship, meaningful service, and for inviting friends to come experience God’s love
Youth and Young Adult Pastor
Youth Ministry Assistant
Each Sunday (September-May) from 9:45-10:45, students in Grades 6-12 gather for Sunday School. Grades 6-8 each meet separately. Grade 6 centers on the Old Testament, Grade 7 on the New Testament and Church history, and Grade 8 on our statement of faith and the mission of the Church. These classes also represent Confirmation (see separate tab), but students do not need to be in Confirmation to participate. Grades 9-12 meet together in the youth room and will often break into elective classes from there.
Confirmation is open by enrollment to students in grades 6-8. Confirmation classes take place during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.), and are designed to engage students in basics of the Bible and Christian faith. Beyond the classwork and weekly devotional exercises, students have the opportunity to take field trips to other churches, engage in service projects, and go on a fall retreat. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Pattie.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL/WINTER EVENTS
Messy Games Part 2
MUUUCE 2018 || August 2-4
Bunker Beach || Wednesday, August 15, 3:30-8:00 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL FALL/WINTER EVENTS
Summer Life Groups
Junior-Senior Trip 2018 || August 5-10
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CHIC (Covenant High In Christ)
University of Knoxville, Tennessee
July 14-21, 2018
We have arrived back home safely. We had a wonderful time! Thank you for all your prayers.
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Every three years, the Evangelical Covenant Church hosts a conference of epic proportions for high school students throughout the denomination. For five days more than 6,000 students and leaders from all over the U.S., Canada, and abroad converge on the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for worship, transformation, and fun. The purpose of CHIC is to be a catalyst that inspires Christlike change, challenging students to see themselves as part of something bigger and inspiring them on the journey of following Christ. This coming summer our church will have an opportunity to participate in this event! From the time they arrive, students are stunned by the sheer number of their peers who have intentionally gathered out of a desire to play, worship, learn, and grow in understanding and in faith with people from all sorts of cultures and backgrounds. CHIC really is a life-changing event, and I want your child to join us for it. For further reading, check out the CHIC website at chicconference.org.