Young Adults

Young Adults Learning Serving Fellowship

We are grateful for your interest in Young Adult Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church! Our goal is to continually build a community of friends who serve together, learn together, and share life’s ups and downs together. We would love for you to be a part of it.

Whether you are new to Charlotte or have been here for your whole life, you’ll find a community built on faith, compassion, generosity, and love here at Covenant. We strive to be a place where each and every person feels supported, while also being a ministry which serves the wider community and world.

We invite you to read our most recent newsletter or follow us on social media to find out more about what we have in store. And, as always, know that my door is open to you: feel free to contact me with any questions!

With gratitude,

Ian Clark
Pastoral Resident, Education
Contact Ian here


  • Deep Dive Questions: a series led by rotating speakers explores questions submitted by people in our congregation. Discussions are at Sundays at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 203. 
  • Sept. 29: What is salvation?
    Oct. 27: Does prayer change God’s mind?
    Nov. 24: What is a soul?

  • Small Groups
    • Faith and Fellowship
      Led by CK Kemp and Liza Quinn, Faith and Fellowship is geared towards young adult women in their late 20s and 30s. This supportive community helps its members to build lasting friendships rooted in faith, while navigating important life questions together. The group meets off-campus on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 7-8 p.m.

      Men’s Group  
      John Lipsey leads this exciting group for young adult men. This group engages with important and often challenging faith-based questions, while simultaneously nurturing life-long relationships. The group meets twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7PM. Typically, the first meeting of the month is held at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.

      Sunday Evening Women's Group 
      A Sunday evening offering for women which aims to cultivate community, engage in thoughtful discussion, and build friendships. Contact us to find out more!

      YA Couples Groups
      We have multiple groups available for couples! Contact us if you are interested in getting involved

      The Path, Young Adult Women's Small Group
      The Path is designed for young adult women in their 20s in mind, as well as women who are new to Charlotte and/or Covenant. Led by Ashlee Anderson and Robin Goodson, this group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30PM in Covenant’s parlor. We would love to have you join!

      Uptown Bible Study
      Do you work in uptown? Join us on either Tuesday or Thursday from noon-1PM at The Foundation for the Carolinas (220 North Tryon St.). Bring your lunch and engage in a guided Bible study. Ben Mallicote leads on Tuesday, while Ian Clark and Nancy Sutton lead on Thursday. All are welcome!

    • Engaged and Newlyweds Group
      Led by Ian and Kaitlin Clark, this group meets for lunch on the second Sunday of each month. The group aims to share in one another’s joy, while laying a great foundation for a successful and loving marriage. Contact Ian for more details!


  • Ministry Mornings: We periodically engage in small-scale (but high impact!) service projects on Saturday mornings. Contact us to hear more about upcoming opportunities
  • Cook for Charlotte Family Housing: On Thursday, Sept. 5, we'll prepare and deliver meals to Charlotte Family Housing.

  • Serve drinks at Urban Ministry Center: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hundreds of our neighbors use Urban Ministry Center’s resources for help along the journey out of homelessness.


  • First Sunday Brunch
    Mark your calendars for Oct. 6 for Noble Smoke, a new barbecue spot on Freedom Drive. Meet us at the restaurant at 12:30 p.m.

  • Fall Kickoff Celebration
    Hear about exciting things in store for the fall during a celebration at VBGB, where we will have great food, drinks, games and fellowship on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Young Adults Day at NASCAR
    Sunday, Sept. 29: Never been to a race before? Check it out! Express your interest ASAP as space is very limited.

  • Coffeehouse: A new ministry community Third Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in FH105
    A hybrid small group/discussion forum explores a series called “Views of God” on the various ways in which we might encounter God: Doubting God (September), Desiring God (October), Trusting God (November), Loving God (December).
    Coffee and pastries will be provided. Join us for conversation, fellowship and care.

Need help?

  • People seek out a church for many different reasons. If you would like to speak to a minister about any questions, concerns, or opportunities, please contact Ian and he will be glad to assist you.


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Many groups pause during the summer. Please email Sally Jackson in the Ed Wing to find out about our summer schedule.

Presbyterian Women is among the most active and longest standing organizations at Covenant. You can find a circle, or small group, most any weekday to enjoy Bible study, book discussions and fellowship. Covenant offers 16 Presbyterian Women circles to meet every need. To get connected, please contact Suzanne Harmon or click the contacts below.

Weekday Lunch (Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Most weeks, we offer a nutritious and delicious lunch in our Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend or work colleague to enjoy good food and fellowship – open to all.

Lunch includes soup, salad bar, entree, side, dessert and drink for $7.