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

Bear Cov: Jr. High Winter Camp 2018

This Winter, we're pulling together 30+ Covenant Churches in Northern California for two massive Jr. High Winter Camps!  We'll be staying at Leoni Meadows in Grizzly Flats near Placerville.  Last year we had 400+ 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!


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.

High School Winter Camp 2018

This Winter we're gathering at Old Oak Ranch Conference Center in Sonora, CA with several other Covenant Churches.  We're bringing in a speaker, worship team, game guys, and beginning a tradition of High School Winter Camps in Northern California.  If you'd like to join us this year, please fill out the contact form and dig a bit deeper into the High School Winter Retreat Registration Site here.

Local Cluster Gatherings in the PSWC

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.


Youth Night at

Celebration 2018

This year at Celebration we're inviting our Jr. High, Sr. High and College Students to join us for an evening together.  Dinner, a Concert, Worship, and Dessert are all included.  Join us Friday evening, April 20th. The event is free but you'll need to register here.

Parents & Youth Volunteers

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.