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Covenant 56 is a new ministry of NCC whose mission is to provide fifth and sixth graders with exciting activities, worship, and relevant biblical teaching that reaches them at their level, in a positive, youth-like atmosphere, and helps provide a smooth transition out of Covenant Kids into Covenant Students.

Utilizing materials from Life.Church, the ministry that created the YouVersion system, our fifth and sixth graders will experience incredible ministry specifically designed for their ages and understanding, in the context of an atmosphere that is exciting and relevant. Teens who are a part of Covenant Students, along with key adult leaders, facilitate each service in the Outpost located at the back of the campus where Covenant Students meets on Wednesday nights.

C56 meets each Sunday during the 10:15 am service.

Check In/Check Out Procedures

Pre-Service:

  1. Parents, check in your student at one of the three Check In Kiosks in the Fellowship Hall, the 500 Building, or the Outpost.
  2. Retain your Parent Tag and give the student their Student Tag. Students must wear tags at all times.
  3. If checking in at the Fellowship hall or 500 Building, students are to wait with a C56 Leader, who will escort the students to the Outpost for the service.

Service

  1. The C56 service will begin at 10:15 am and consist of a welcome, game time, worship, teaching, small groups time, and response.
  2. All C56 adult personnel have completed a background checks and all leadership, adult and youth, have been thoroughly vetted and have been approved to facilitate the service, pray with students according to our regulations, and minister to the students.
  3. We have security personnel as a part of the service as we do in Covenant Kids and are able to provide a safe environment for your students.

Post-Service

  1. Once the service is over, students will be required to stay at the Outpost until someone with the matching Parent Tag retrieves them. For each student to be released, the matching Parent Tag must be received by the C56 Leadership Team.
  2. Students will not be allowed to return to the Main Auditorium alone or with a group under any circumstances.
  3. If a parent is serving in the next service and is unable to retrieve their student in a timely manner, the parent must make arrangements prior to the service. Any students fitting that description will be accompanied by an adult to return to the Main Auditorium.

As a reminder: When you sign up your student at the Check In Kiosk, you will be given a parent tag with a code that matches your student’s name tag. The only person who may pick up your student is the person who holds this parent tag. If your student should need you during the service, the parent tag code will appear on the screens in the Main Auditorium or in the foyer.

C56 Leadership

Covenant 56 is a unique in that both the student and children’s ministry is actively involved in the operation of the ministry. On Sundays, the leadership of Covenant Students, along with strategic adult volunteers, facilitates C56 in the Outpost. On Wednesday night, Covenant Kids provides an activity and service time in the ETCS Gym.

The purpose of this setup is to create the smoothest possible transition from the Covenant Kids Ministry to the Covenant Student Ministry, but also to make sure each student is comfortable and feels confident in each service. We believe the partnership of both ministries to facilitate C56 is a great way to meet the needs of the fifth and sixth grade students within our body.

Jason Cowart

Associate Pastor: Student Ministry

jasonc@nclongview.com

Susie Williamson

Covenant Kids Ministry Director

susiew@nclongview.com