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Summit reflection video for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time with Joel Stepanek.
Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
For years, the Life Teen’s Women’s Retreat has been a special opportunity for women from around the country to gather and pray together while taking a deep breath to reflect on what it takes to be a strong woman of God. Join us at Life Teen’s beautiful and holy Camp Covecrest or the scenic and welcome city of St. Louis for a 2019 Life Teen Women’s Retreat.
This world does not make it easy to be a good man. What we need are good brothers to help us along the way. Men we can learn from and grow with. Men who've struggled and men who've surrendered to the Holy Spirit working in their lives.
We have a Messiah who enters into our mess. Messiah: Stories of Advent shares the testimony of several individuals who came to this realization in their lives and encountered God in the midst of the mess of doubt, relationships, and loneliness.
In My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer, Chika shares her journey of prayer — the highs and lows, the joys and the challenges. Her story will inspire you to dive deeper into prayer, even when it’s difficult, and give you hope, encouraging you to trust in the fact that you are not alone.
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Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
College Life is a simple online series-based solution to the problem of keeping students connected to their Catholic faith in college.
by Joel Stepanek
When I entered youth ministry as a volunteer, I thought it was amazing. In hindsight, I think I realize why I thought that: I had a set group of teenagers that I ministered to every single week I never was around on Monday morning to hear about what was broken […]
It was the simplest and first lesson I learned in Sunday school. We even had a song we sang to learn it: “They’ll know we are Christians by our love, By our love. Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” The concept and cheesy hymn come from this […]
by Tricia Tembreull
If I were a gambler, I would place a bet on the high percentage of times we hear 1 Corinthians 13 proclaimed at weddings. I have been asked to proclaim this reading at no less than four weddings myself. This reading isn’t popular because it sounds “nice,” but because it […]
by Lily Hannan
We are so excited for the materials in our newest Life Support shipment to reach your parish, and we are especially excited for our latest series, Sex Positive. Personally, I loved being able to work to create this series because as a teen I had a powerful experience of what […]
by Alexandria Lewis
She might as well have been wearing a sign reading, “I don’t want to be here.” She deliberately removed herself from other teens and watched without enthusiasm. Ministry rookie that I was, I immediately made her my project. After a while, she had moved from disinterested to actively disruptive. She […]
by Tim Claudin
There I sat on a warm summer morning struggling to hold an enormous stroller on the rickety old train at the St. Louis Zoo. To my right, I saw a gigantic bird cage that looked old and worn down. I later found out that the birdcage (from the 1904 World’s […]
by Jake Etcheverria
I will never forget the first moment a teen lied straight to my face. I was so upset I wanted to beat them over the head with the book of Leviticus! As youth ministers, we have a unique role in the lives of the teens we serve. For some, we […]
by Amanda Grubbs
I have recently been catching up on Once Upon a Time – and by catching up I mean that I am hardly halfway through Season 3. One of the reasons I have come to enjoy this show is that there are so many amazing lessons and themes that can directly […]
by Emily Wilson
I got together with an old friend a few months ago. Toney is a friend I met long ago at the Steubenville West conference, and the last number of years of Toney’s life have truly inspired me. While we were talking I was moved to share his story with you; […]