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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.
Empower Core Member Trainings are back! We want to equip youth ministers and core members with the tools and techniques that their ministry needs to not just survive, but to thrive. With a focus on team building along with practical training for the current youth ministry landscape, these trainings are designed to set you up for success.
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish! We’ll be walking through the essential components for launching or revitalizing youth ministry. You can expect to receive a systematic, comprehensive introduction to quality youth ministry along with the practical steps to make it happen. And, because youth ministry flows to and from the sacraments, this training won't just be about the logistics of ministry, but will also provide you an opportunity to renew your own relationship with Christ.
There are many women who are a vital part of salvation history and their stories are critical parts of Sacred Scripture. This scriptural devotion will inspire young women to raise their heads along with Mary, Martha, Lydia, and Esther and look into the eyes of Jesus, the God who loves deeply and perfectly.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
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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.
A Virtual Conference for Navigating New Roads in Youth Ministry
Without warning, youth ministry has been pushed beyond the boundaries of previous experience. We may not know what the future of youth ministry looks like, but we are committed to paving the way for it today. We’re stepping into the unknown and we’re inviting you to join us through a live, two-day, virtual training conference. At this newly crafted event, you can expect practical training on how to navigate the new reality of youth ministry, meaningful prayer experiences, interactive games, intentional connection points, and more.
A Show all about Facing the Messy Reality of Youth Ministry
Base Camp is a live online show about messes, mountains, and ministry for youth ministers, core members, priests, and anyone else that is working in the vineyard of youth ministry. Each episode features practical insights from ministry workers and Life Teen staff that will help your youth ministry impact more teenagers and connect you with other passionate youth workers from around the world.
Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention has become America’s premier event for everyone involved in parish youth ministry. Why? Maybe it’s because we are different. We believe in practical, comprehensive youth ministry training. But we don’t think that’s enough. That’s why we incorporate elements of a spiritual retreat into the training convention. Because youth ministry isn’t about what you know, it’s Who you know.
September 24-26, 2021 in Boerne, TX
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish. Bring your priest, music minister, new staff or Core Members, and anyone else who is a key player in your ministry! You’re guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged in to a vast network of support, knowing that you’re not in this alone.
Local Training for Youth Ministry Leaders
Empower is a training for youth ministers and Core Members in the best practices in youth ministry (small groups, relational ministry, Edge / Life Nights, etc.). Our goal remains simple: to help parishes lead teens closer to Christ. Empowers are held in various locations.
January 10-12, 2020 in Melbourne, FL
The Life Teen Horizon Conference, our newest training opportunity, is unlike anything we’ve done before! It’s training grounded in youth ministry principles, but expanded with an invitation to your entire parish staff. With the same quality content, worship, liturgy, and event experience you expect from Life Teen, this new offering has been designed with your entire parish staff in mind. Plan to bring your team each year for continued professional development that will enhance your ministry efforts.
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. The Men’s Retreat sponsored by Life Teen is a weekend of brotherhood, restoration, and inspiration
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 for the Life Teen Women’s Retreat.
The Youth Minister’s Retreat is designed to help you renew your personal walk with Christ, connect with fellow youth ministers, and spend time in the beauty of God’s creation this fall at Camp Hidden Lake in Dahlonega, Georgia. All youth ministers – both full time and volunteer – are invited and encouraged to attend.