The Youth Initiative!

What would happen if a generation of students and youth workers intentionally spent time together -- in large-scale gathering events, mission trips, and in life and leadership development? We're creating a community of highly connected teens and emerging adults spanning the southwestern states: young people who form a tribe of friends, who love Jesus and understand themselves as influential world changers at home and abroad. 


Upcoming Youth Events in the Pacific Southwest Conference

Youth Fellowships

Come join us at Emmanuel Covenant Church in Northridge for an afternoon of worship, challenging speakers, and a lot of food!  This is a multi-cultural event that's bi-lingual and a great opportunity for students to get to know other Youth Groups.  Instead of one speaker, this fellowship has several giving short Ted Talk style messages to encourage our youth.  The event is free to attend and is organized and run by our youth, for our youth.  They happen a few times a year and then one will take place July 2, 2016.  For more information, click here!

Jr. High Winter Camp

This Winter, we're pulling together 20+ Covenant Churches in Northern California for one massive Jr. High Winter Camp!  We'll be staying at Leoni Meadows in Grizzly Flats near Placerville and we're hoping to have 250+ Jr. High Students join us for a weekend of fun and games, inspiring teaching, and powerful worship.  If you'd like more information or you want to know which churches are coming, click here!

Youth & Children Workers Retreat @ Mission Springs

Come join us for three days of being known, resourced and loved on as Covenant Youth and Children Workers in the Pacific Southwest Conference.  Mission Springs has graciously given us a FREE Retreat as an opportunity to connect to one another, be refreshed, and dream about our ministry that is to come.  We want every lead Youth and Children Worker to leave refreshed for your ministry ahead!   The retreat starts Sunday at Dinner and ends Tuesday with lunch.  For more information, click here!

Emerge - Community College Program

This Fall we're launching Emerge, a comprehensive program for Community College Students to Move Out, Go to College, and Get Ahead in life.  We're piloting the program in Sacramento and looking to expand to Los Angeles in 2017.  If you'd like to follow along as the program develops, click here for more information and how to get involved.

Thrive Unleashed

Think of Thrive Unleashed like a CHIC Experience for three days!  This coming January, we're inviting our PSWC High School Students to come to Bayside and participate in Thrive Unleashed on Friday and Saturday.  We're adding a Sunday program for our students to serve together in the community.  This is a great opportunity for students to worship together, hear dynamic teaching, and have fun with a few thousand other students from all over California.  For more information, click here!

Matt Aalseth: Director of Youth Ministry

If you'd like more information about any of our upcoming events, Emerge, or how you can be a part of the Youth Initiative in the Pacific Southwest Conference, contact Matt Aalseth, Director of Youth Ministry.  Send him a text or give him a call at (925) 326-1911, or send him an e-mail.