Covenant Presbyterian Church – Athens, GA

Opportunities For Transformation (OFT) Youth Program

Transformational experiences meaningfully impact one’s life, providing a deeper sense of purpose, joy, and gratitude.

In addition to regular weekly gathering during the school year, times are set apart designed to facilitate Opportunities For Transformation for the youth and youth leaders of Covenant Presbyterian. The generous congregation allocates a significant portion of the church budget to make these opportunities affordable. Thus, in 2018 the cost sharing allows for students and their parents/caregivers to pay just 35% of the total estimated cost for each experience. In addition to this cost sharing, students are responsible for assisting with an annual fundraiser, the Lasagna Lunch, as a way to contribute to these experiences. Cost will never be prohibitive. If any student needs assistance, please speak with the youth director. Transformation awaits.

OFTs for 2019-2020

Lasagna Lunch

Sunday, January 5th. This is the major youth fundraiser for the year in which youth help prepare a lasagna meal for the congregation. DeLynda and Hank Tweedell are the coordinators for this year’s sale. Contact them for questions or to help volunteer.

MLK Weekend Lock-In -TBA

Winter Retreat -TBA

Frozen Chosen Cup

The annual Frozen Chosen Cup is a friendly competition between area Presbyterian youth groups. Events include tests of Bible knowledge, teamwork, singing ability, agility and overall sportsmanship. 2014 was inspired by the Disney movie Frozen. 2015 saw youth compete in “Minute To Win It” themed games. We will see what this year will inspire.

  • Oconee Presbyterian Church
  • Date to be announced

Montreat Youth Conference –

Located in Black Mountain, NC, just outside of Asheville, the Montreat Youth Conference is a truly unique opportunity for students to worship God, study the Bible, and make friends with youth from across the region. Days include a keynote address, small group time, service, recreation, and worship. During free time, youth can explore the beautiful campus, go rock hopping, sit by Lake Susan, and hang out with new and old friends.

College students may attend and serve on Work Crew if space allows. For more information about the Montreat Youth Conference, visit

  • June 7 – 13, 2020
  • Available for rising 9th grade through just graduated from high school
  • Lodging: GA Lodge
  • Space is limited
  • Cost $205.48/student
  • Sign up by Jan 14th with $100 deposit

Middle School Conference -info coming soon

Summer Mission

Details coming soon.