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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.
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Each summer, Life Teen hosts several Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.
The Men’s Retreat sponsored by Life Teen is a weekend of brotherhood, restoration, and inspiration. You can expect to hear engaging talks, to enjoy some outdoor fun in the beauty of the north Georgia mountains, and most importantly, to encounter God through the sacraments and times of prayer. Adult men (18+) of all ages and walks of life are invited to attend this retreat.
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.
Our 2022 Lent Companion features daily Gospel reflections written by youth ministers and Life Teen staff that will help your teenagers pray through the Lenten season. This impactful devotional is great for individuals, groups, or for families looking to grow together this Lent.
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.
Over the past several years, across the U.S., Life Teen has offered regional one-day core trainings called “Empower.” As many of you have experienced, Empower Conferences were a great way to equip and “empower” your core members — whether newbies or veterans — as programs opened up for fall and teens gathered back at parishes.
With the current state of COVID, however, regional gatherings proved challenging to plan this fall with varying restrictions from state-to-state and region-to-region, but DO NOT FEAR! Life Teen has you covered.
Welcome to our Empower 2021 DIGITAL Conference! We asked our Life Teen Staff (and a couple of very special guests) to share some training and thoughts with our subscribing parishes so that the amazing men and women in your parishes can still be trained while so many of our groups are still forced to be physically apart.
Empower 2021, hosted by Life Teen CIO/Executive VP Mark Hart, offers you NINE practical training sessions that will both inform and inspire your Core Team. Downloadable discussion questions and activities accompany each session, as well, to ensure that your leaders not only see and hear the training but distill it down to practical and foundational steps they can implement within your parish youth ministry programs
Empower 2021: An Overview
Access Empower 2021
You can view and work through the following nine sessions in a one-day training (like the typical Empower), in a few sittings or over the span of a couple of months, or in whatever way works best for your core team within your youth ministry calendar. The important part is that you keep training your core and keep looking for new ways to reach the middle school and high school teens in your parish.
The nine available sessions include talks from Catholic Youth Ministry veterans and cover:
These sessions and the prompted discussion questions/handouts that follow are designed to help your core team excel at the highest level, encouraging efficient and effective relational ministry along the way.
You can move through all nine in one Saturday or take your time over a span of a few weeks … in either case, until we are all back together, you and your core can remain “connected” to the Life Teen family across the country and globe!