Children & Youth Christian Education
Children at Covenant
Church of the Covenant strives to be an inter-generational Christian community, treasuring the interweaving of the generations in the ingenious design of God's love. We have come to understand that Covenant's children belong to all of us – and to see in this a parable of the belonging of the whole human community to God, of the ingenuity of God's gift to us of each other.
We believe that Jesus calls us to ministry not only to children but also with children. Our goals are to insure that all our children know that they are valued and loved, by God and by us, and to help them grow into ways of being themselves that enable caring, responsible community and that strengthen their experience of the love of Christ.
Safe Place Policy
Church of the Covenant has in place a policy and a task force committed to ensuring that our church is a safe place for children and youth.
The policy includes assurance that those who work with our children and youth as teachers and advisors are people of moral character and known to us. All volunteers who work with children undergo a criminal background check and agree to abide by the church’s Child Safety Policy. All volunteers must have regularly attended Church of the Covenant for six months prior to volunteering with children. Persons who work with children and youth receive training annually regarding the church’s policy and how to keep children safe. You may view the full text of this policy.
Many precautions and safeguards are in place to make the whole environment of the church a happy, secure one for children and youth.