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. 


Every August we gather together at Mission Springs for three days of connection, leadership development, and rest.  This event is free the first time you come and a minimal cost every year after that.  Get away and prepare for the busy Fall Ministry season together with other Youth and Children's Workers from all over California.  More information coming soon.  Click here to fill out the interest form.


This Winter we're gathering at Old Oak Ranch Conference Center in Sonora, CA with several other Covenant Churches.  As we enter year two of High School Winter Camps we're looking to bring 20+ churches together!  We're bringing in a speaker, worship team, game guys, and continuing a tradition of High School Winter Camps in Northern California.  Click here to fill out the interest form.


Our churches who value Youth & Children's Ministry invest in developing their leaders.  Get involved in a Cohort of Youth & Children's Workers who are learning how to grow themselves and their ministries together.  We meet four times face to face in a year and four time online.  Every participant received a one-on-one coach for eight sessions a year.  Click here to let us know you're interested!


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.

This Fall we're gathering at Mission Springs for our High School Fall Retreat.  Join 20+ other Covenant Churches from all over California.  Last year we experienced "If you really knew me..." an interactive movement program that kept our students engaged the entire weekend.  This year we continue with a new interactive program that will help our students connect deeply with each other. Click here to fill out the interest form.


Alpine is hosting a Covenant Winter Camp for both Jr. High and High School students at the same time.  Youth Pastors!  Bring your students and adult leaders to the same event on the same weekend!  We'd like to gather as many of our Southern Californian Churches as possible to get the family together this Winter.  If you've gone in the past, consider these new dates!  Click here to fill out the interest form.

We weren't meant to do ministry alone!  Take some time out of your already busy schedule to connect with other Covenant Youth Workers.  If you're looking to connect with your Cluster Leader, you can find their information here.

PSWC CHIC T-Shirt Form

Let us know how many PSWC CHIC T-Shirts you're going to need and what sizes.  Fill out the online form now!  We'll bring the shirts to Knoxville and everyone in the PSWC will get a shirt when they arrive!

This Winter, we're pulling together 30+ Covenant Churches in Northern California for a massive Jr. High Winter Camp!  We'll be staying at Old Oak Camp & Conference Center near Sonora, CA.  Our last two years we've had 400+ Jr. High Students join us for a weekend of fun and games, inspiring teaching, and powerful worship.  More informaiton coming soon.  Click here to fill out the interest form.


Azusa Pacific's Mexicali Outreach has been impacting the lives of young people for more than 40 years!  Many of our own Covenant Churches have long standing relationships with churches in the Mexicali Valley and APU.  We'd love to have a large Covenant presence at the Mexicali Basecamp and help get any of our Youth Groups involved in the program.  Click here to fill out the interest form.

If you'd like to be involved in The Youth Initiative, get e-mail updates about upcoming events, and tips on how to love your Youth Pastor more, sign up here.