One of PCC’s core values is “Being Children and Youth Oriented” meaning we try to be intentional about including children and youth in the life of the church rather than making it an atmosphere that is only for adults. We employ a part-time youth leader, Aaron Reinard, who has been part of the Warren community for most of his life. Any volunteer working with youth must have up to date background clearance on file with the church office.
During Sunday School, the youth (7th grade-12th grade) have their own class led by Pastor Aaron.
Various special events for the youth include participation in the 30 Hour Famine, sponsored by World Vision; retreat at one of our church camps, Mission Meadows; CHIC – a national, week-long gathering of teens from all across the Evangelical Covenant denomination for discipleship, outreach and fun on the campus of the University of Tennessee. This event occurs once every three years; outings to nearby amateur hockey games.
During the summer months, Pastor Aaron conducts an outreach for youth in the community by organizing ultimate frisbee games at an area park. At times over 50 youth attend where fun is had by all, but more importantly, relationships are developed and strengthened.
Pastor Aaron is also intentional about meeting on-on-one with our youth to give opportunity to talk about what is going on in their lives.