W.O.W. (Worship our Way) Children’s Worship Time Children 3 years old – 4th grade
W.O.W. introduces children to age-appropriate Bible concepts that follow the liturgical calendar of the church. Generally, children explore the same topic presented during the sermon through a Bible story, art, music, and fun hands-on activities.
W.O.W. is offered at both the 8:30AM and 11:00AM services. W.O.W. will also be available during our 10:00AM service days. Children are dismissed from the service following the “Time For Children” message. The children are escorted by a volunteer to Room 8. For safety reasons, children attending W.O.W must be retrieved by a parent or approved adult following service. Under 3 years are welcome in the nursery.
Sunday School is offered from 9:45AM-10:45AM. Teachers will use Whirl curriculum that follows the lectionary. Lessons will typically match the sermon and will be age appropriate for the children. Our intergenerational approach will allow families to reflect together on the message heard and taught each Sunday.
Our well-staffed nursery is available for newborns through 3 years old. For safety reasons, children attending Sunday School must be dropped off and retrieved by a parent or approved adult.
Parents are ALWAYS WELCOME to visit or help in any Sunday School class.
We invite Children to dine with their families in Fellowship Hall at 6:00PM. At 6:30PM, they will be dismissed to their classroom.
The schedule is as follows:
6:45-7:15PM Lesson & Activities
Teachers will present a fun and engaging activity.
Children will be dismissed to parents or guardians at 7:15PM.
Covenant Children’s Ministry Values
1) Every child is a beloved child of God and every family is welcome to our church.
2) Covenant provides a safe and secure place for every child and family to worship God and grow in their faith. (All Christian Education/Children’s Ministry programs and events are staffed by Covenant employees and volunteers who have passed background checks.)
3) The Christian Education/Children’s Ministry is a vital part of the Covenant community and the church’s mission statement–working hand-in-hand with other ministries of the church and across generations–to follow Christ’s example to love and to serve.
4) Children’s Ministry provides age-appropriate, engaging, and uplifting Christian programming to children through Sunday School, W.o.W., Wednesday night activities, and other special events.
5) Parents and guardians play essential roles and are invited to participate, volunteer, or observe ALL of our programs and events at any time. Our goal is to connect with, support, and encourage parents in their God-given role as the spiritual leaders of their children.
6) The Christian Education program seeks to glorify God by teaching children to love God and to accept His love, grace and forgiveness. Our goal is to equip children with an expanding knowledge of the Christian faith and provide age-appropriate avenues to learn the Bible stories.
Covenant Student Ministries
Covenant Student Ministries is an involved and vibrant community dedicated to serving God through worship, education, service, that meets every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.
“The goal of the Covenant Presbyterian Church Student Ministry Program is to glorify God through the enrichment and strengthening of relationships with each other and with God through the equipping of young people with appropriate tools for theologically competent discernment within the Body of Christ.”
Confirmation Class: Learn about the Confirmation class here!
Echo56: The “tween” years of 5th and 6th grade can be tough! Too old to hang out with the elementary-age kids and too bored by the ‘seriousness’ of the older groups. Covenant Student Ministries provides a special place for the energy, imagination, and humor of pre-adolescents as they explore and discover the greatness and mystery of God! With lesson plans that blend visual, reading, aural, and kinesthetic approaches, Echo56 presents the story of God and us in ways that stimulate durable learning and establish lifelong spiritual habits. For 5th graders Echo56 puts the finishing touches on the laying of the foundation for Confirmation Class preparation and is the beginning of the Confirmation journey for 6th graders.
SEgue: The 7th and 8th grade years are a crucial time for spiritual development at Covenant. Sundays and Wednesdays will provide the essential structure for these Confirmation Training years. Middle school age students are capable of learning that is challenging, intentional, and integrative. The intended outcome of the Confirmation Program at Covenant is a young person who is knowledgeable about her or his faith, who is committed to Jesus Christ, and who is intentional about living a life of Christian discipleship.
Pulse: It is no secret that the high school years can be tumultuous and overly busy times! Thankfully Covenant offers a space of safe harbor to high schoolers. The unfortunate truth is that the high school years are when extracurricular activities and other distractions can begin to pull students farther and farther away from the church community. Sunday and Wednesday Pulse meets to build affirming and healthy relationships among students and with God that will assist with cultivating a healthy Christian identity that will persist through the college/career years. With no topic off limits, Pulse is a safe place for asking the tough questions and for wrestling with scripture and with God.
Regular Student Community Events
Sunday Morning 9:45-10:45
Since Sundays have traditionally been the day that has been faithfully reserved and protected for family worship and spiritual education, Covenant continues to provide first-class spiritual development opportunities for Students 5th-12th Grade. Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45 is the time for your student to take their faith development to a higher level as we really dig into God’s message to us in the Bible. All grade levels utilize the Feasting on the Word Curriculum for their age level which follows the Revised Lectionary passage for that particular Sunday. This allows their learning to dovetail with the message that they receive during the sermon in worship as they experience scripture in ways tailored for their exact age level.
Sunday Echo56 (5th & 6th Grade) Meets in room 12
Sunday SEgue (7th & 8th Grade) Meets in room 14
Sunday Pulse (9th-12th Grade) Meets in room 15
Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm
Wednesday evenings continue to be honored as sacred time at Covenant! At 6:00 pm Echo56, SEgue, and Pulse meet together in the Great Room Hallway for a fantastic meal and community building. At 6:30, each group breaks out for games, worship, sometimes more food, relevant messages, and tough (and sometimes uncomfortable) questions as we strive to strengthen our relationships with each other, with ourselves, and with God.
At Covenant we take student and volunteer safety VERY seriously. See links below for forms.
Adult Volunteer Form
Background Check Form
Visitors are ALWAYS welcome to join in at any time during the year. From September through Pentecost Sunday (May 20th), Sunday School meets from 9:45-10:45 AM between the 8:30AM & 11:00AM worship services. On World Communion Sunday (the first Sunday of October) and Covenant’s birthday (the first Sunday of February), there will be one service at 10:00am. Sunday school will follow worship from 11:15AM-12:00PM. Please check the church calendar for any other changes.
The Voices of the Faithful
This class is for anyone who is seeking to have a greater relationship with Christ. Taught by Alan Metzger, the class is currently using the book, “The Last Week.” Students will explore the the events of Holy Week as Jesus made his final walk to the cross.
Girls of Grace
This group seeks to grow in relationship with one another and in their faith. Join in the fellowship and study as they walk through the Bible using texts by the experts.
Weekly Educational Opportunities
Women's Bible Study
This women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday at Panera in New Market Square.
Men’s Bible Study and Prayer Breakfast
This group meets on Thursday at 8:00am at the Egg Crate Café.
Wednesday Night Dinners
You and your family are invited to join for a great dinner prepared by the many different church groups followed by fellowship time, adult, children and youth activities.
Dinner is at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall
$5.00 per person or $12 for a family
Brunch Bunch is for all single women who meet at different restaurants on the 2nd Sunday of the month for lunch.
God’s Friends in Fellowship (G.F.F.)
G.F.F. meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 11:30 AM for a potluck followed by “words of wisdom” and games.
There are many fellowship opportunities at Covenant - above is just a few to choose from.
Called to Serve!
Hi. We’re the deacons of Covenant, and we would love to have you join us in service to our church and Wichita! The general assembly says Deacons are to, “exhibit…the exemplary moral authority of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ.”
We try our best to live those words by: feeding the hungry through our food pantry and Wednesday Night Suppers, providing money and gifts through our family emergency fund and Christmas family adoptions, supporting Westminster Woods, campers, college students and more.
We work hard, but we have a lot of fun doing it. Please ask Pastor Laura Frazey about how you can become a deacon.