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STUDENT MINISTRY

Cove Students

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."

— John 15:4

BELIEVING.

BEHOLDING.

BECOMING.

About Cove Students

Cove Students meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, and Sunday mornings from 9:45 AM - 10:50 AM.

Our Mission: We exist to worship God and abide in a loving relationship with Him. We are to live in Biblical community and be disciples who make disciples for the Kingdom of God.

Our Vision: A place for all students from 6th to 12th grade to abide and belong for the honor and glory of God.

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student ministry bowling

Doing Life With You

At Cove Students, we want you to know that we are here to help guide you so that you will find refuge in Christ. We believe the most important part of a Christian journey is to abide in Christ, and that becomes easier when you're doing life together.

We also go on lots of outings, such as snow-tubing, bowling, and putt-putt, and hold fun events to help strengthen your relationship with Christ, and to fellowship with one another!

"I started coming to Starnes Cove back in 2010 when a friend invited me to a Wednesday night service. I hadn't been part of a youth group for a while and missed the sense of belonging. That first visit was amazing—I saw familiar faces from school and felt right at home. Now, after 13 years, I've met my husband and best friends here. Being part of the Cove Students youth ministry during my teens truly shaped my walk with Christ. Fast forward to today, I'm now involved in various church ministries, handle the website and social media for Starnes Cove, recently became a deacon's wife, and now I even work for the church. It's all thanks to those early years and God's guidance."

— ANGEL B.

Partnering with Parents

An important part of Student Ministry is partnering with parents. We want to make sure that we are walking alongside you in raising up disciples who make disciples.

We believe in actively communicating with parents and keeping them connected, and informed with what is going on in our student life here at the church.

As parents, you have the most important job and we as a ministry want to make sure you are supported properly as you walk through this time in your family's lives.

cove students parents meeting
cove students parents meeting

Meet Joshua, Our Student Ministry Director

Hey, I'm Joshua! Originally hailing from Scranton, PA, I've been calling Candler home for the past couple of years. I'm a huge fan of sports and you can usually find me out and about, staying active during my downtime. I'm happily married to my wife, Jensyn, who's a true local here in Candler, having grown up and graduated from Enka High School.

 

Ministry has been a passion of mine since I was 18, and I'm thrilled to be serving in my second Student Ministry role here at Starnes Cove. I want to personally welcome you to Cove Students, and we'd love to have you join us on a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, or at one of our many events! We've got a great group of fun students who love the Lord, and as you can tell from the photos below, we have fun at the same time! Come join us!

Check Out Our Upcoming Events

  • Summer Kick-Off
    Summer Kick-Off
    Sat, Jun 22
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church
    Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    We will have the summer kick off at the church. We will have kona ice, yard games such as Kan Jam, corn hole, spike ball, basketball, slip n’ slides, slip n’ Slide Kickball.To end the night we will have a fire and s’mores. Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer together!
  • Vacation Bible School
    Vacation Bible School
    Mon, Jun 24
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church
    Jun 24, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    Jun 24, 2024, 8:30 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    Come and discover the unchanging truth of God amidst the shifting tides of culture!
  • Cove Students (Summer Schedule)
    Cove Students (Summer Schedule)
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 03
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church
    Jul 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    Jul 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    Come hang out with us from 6-8 in the summer! We normally have games, a snack bar, and live worship as we get the Word from our Student Ministry Director, Joshua. Come join us and invite a friend! All students belong here!
  • Students at Camp Caswell
    Students at Camp Caswell
    Mon, Jul 29
    Fort Caswell
    Jul 29, 2024, 5:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Fort Caswell, Fort Caswell, NC, USA
    Jul 29, 2024, 5:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Fort Caswell, Fort Caswell, NC, USA
    Please be in prayer for our Students as they spend the week at Camp Caswell diving deep into the world, cultivating friendships, and for some, coming to know Christ for the first time!
  • Wed, Jul 31
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church
    Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
    There won't be any Cove Students meeting this night, as our students will be away at Camp Caswell!
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