By ELLA BUMGARDNER
Covenant is uniting its students by bringing Young Life to the school. According to Young Life’s mission statement, it exists to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
Young life will be taking place at the Hefners’ home every other Thursday at 7 p.m for a time of student bonding and an opportunity to grow closer with the Lord outside of school.
Franklin Norton, Covenant School’s Latin and Journalism teacher, has been a leader with Young Life at Cabell Midland since March 2016, after attending Young Life himself in high school.
“When I started working at Covenant, I saw a need for Young Life here since I was already building relationships with the students,” Norton said.
Brad Bucklad, Area Director of Young Life, has been onYoung Life staff for 15 years.
“Young life is a party with a purpose. Our hope is that every kid would encounter Christ with the help of a committed adult,” Bucklad said.
“A lot of people assume that because Covenant is a Christian school, everyone is a Christian, but thats not always the case,” Norton said. “Kids can still fall through the cracks away from Christ, and it’s important to keep them accountable through Young Life because it’s such an important mission field.”