We strive to be intentional about bringing Jesus into our everyday lives, seeking to penetrate the depths of Christian discipleship, enabling us to grow mature in our understanding of and faith in God.

We serve because Jesus first served us. Our service is an opportunity to worship God, love one another and participate in the transformation of Santa Barbara. If you call Montecito Covenant Church home, we encourage you to consider how you can glorify God by serving others.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

Children Ministries

Our children’s ministry program exists to introduce young people to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help them to live their whole lives following Him. We do this by walking them through their spiritual development, teaching a Bible-centered curriculum, and participating in missional activities.

Sunday School & Nursery

Leader: Heather Shennum

Children through 6th grade are encouraged to attend Sunday School during the service, which begins following The Story at the Steps moment in our service. Sunday School ends at 11:30 am.

Nursery care is available throughout the service. Our desire for these little ones is to provide a loving, safe environment where they will begin to learn and experience the love of Jesus.


June 26th — June 30th, 2017

Noah’s is a week long camp from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm in which children, K- 6th grade, learn about Jesus and the Bible through music, stories, crafts, games and a snack.

Early registration closes May 31st. $45 per child, or max $120 per family

Regular registration opens June 1st. $55 per child, or max $135 per family

Kinder Kamp

August – September
Monday-Friday, 11:30 -3pm
Leader: Heather Shennum

Kinder Kamp is a three week after-school program during the first four weeks of the school year.

Registration Fee: $100
Payment must be received before a reservation can be made. Space is limited. 

Please check back for more information regarding Fall 2017 registration. 

56 Club

Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:15pm
Leader: Jon Lemmond

We invite 5th and 6th graders to come experience the joys of being a kid and the amazing love of God. The goal of 56 Club is to establish and prepare students to know God personally, to plant a desire to spend personal time with God daily, worship God through music, and to provide thought-provoking interaction with others around scripture, prayer, friendship, yummy snacks and games.

Parents: Kids MUST be signed in and out by a parent to be dropped off and picked up.

Want to help?: We would welcome your store-bought or homemade treats to serve the kids. Need ideas? Cookies, brownies, and ice-cream sandwiches are always welcomed!

Youth Ministries

Our youth ministry programs serves 7th – 12th grade students, and it is our prayer and passion that the ministry provides opportunities for students to be introduced to Jesus, grow in their walk with God, deepen their relationships with one another and serve those in need. We provide a dynamic environment, combining worship, creativity, games and relevant teaching.


Sunday Mornings, 8:45-9:50 am
Leader: Diana Trautwein, Anna Beebe, and Ian Noyes
A 2-year program led by the pastoral staff for young people entering the 7th and 8th grade. The focus of Confirmation is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Old and New Testament and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:50 am in the Fireside Room. This year we will be studying the New Testament.

Sunday Morning Participation

Leader: Trey Lindsley
We consider youth to be full participants in the life of Montecito Covenant Church. Often times Jr High and High School students read Scripture and play in the worship band. The pastors at Montecito Covenant Church are firm believers that when youth ministries segregate young people on Sunday mornings, we run the risk of losing them after high school graduation. We have seen that young people who are connected to a Sunday morning intergenerational worship service are far more likely to remain connected to their Christian faith and become active church participants as adults. 

Jr. High Youth Group

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8:15 pm
Leader: Anna Beebe
In Jr. High, everyone has something to say about you. We want to spend this year diving into what God says about who we are, and what it really means that the gospel is good news for our lives! Our time together will include worship, games, interactive Bible study, and small group discussion!

Sr. High Youth Group

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm
Leader: Anna Beebe
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

High schoolers–During a time when the pressures of the world around you are increasing evermore, we invite you to come and dwell in the knowledge of whose you are and whose kingdom you belong to! Join us for a time of fellowship, worship, games, Bible study, and small group discussion as we continue our four-year trek through the Bible this year!

Sr. High Bible Study

Sunday Mornings, 8:45-9:50 am
Leader: Anna Beebe
Chris and Lisa Call will be leading a Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew for Sr. High students in the Outback youth room every Sunday morning, with a strong emphasis on listening for God’s words to us today and on considering how he is calling us to live them out in our daily lives. Come with ready hearts and open minds!

Alpine Winter Camp (Jr. and Sr. High):

March 2-4, 2018
Leader: Anna Beebe
We are heading back up the mountain to Alpine Winter Camp this year! Come join us for amazing worship and messages, meaningful cabin talks with your leaders, great food, creative games, and lots of snow! Visit http://alpine-cc.org/jh_hs_wintercamp/ for more information. Cost is $185 (scholarships available). Sign-up by giving your deposit to Anna by November 1st! Checks can be made out to Montecito Covenant Church.

CHIC, (Sr. High only):

July 15-20
Leader: Anna Beebe
We are THRILLED to be headed back to CHIC—our Covenant denomination’s all-youth conference (around 6,000 attendees from across the nation) held at the University of Tennessee. CHIC is unique from a typical “church camp”—world renown speakers and artists inspire and disciple our youth and leaders through worship, messages, interactive workshops, and exposure to the missional impact our denomination is having across the world. Visit http://chicconference.org/ for more information. Please reserve your spot for CHIC by submitting your $500 check by Sunday, October 29th. Checks can be made out to Montecito Covenant Church.

Forest Home Summer Camp, (Jr. and Sr. High):

August 5-10, 2018
Leader: Anna Beebe
Join us for a week of fun, fellowship, and learning about Jesus at Forest Home this summer! Visit https://www.foresthome.org/ for more information. Sign-up by giving your deposit to Anna by January 15th to receive the early bird price: $500 (scholarships available). Checks can be made out to Montecito Covenant Church.

Adult Ministries

We exist to be a place where adults of all ages can come together, encounter God and be empowered to live out His plans and purposes for their lives. Join like-minded men and women in conversationally studying God’s word, praying for one another, and participating in God’s exciting mission to our community and the world.

Find Your Calling

Leader: Jon Lemmond
Whatever stage of life you are in, there are people like you at Montecito Covenant Church. Where can you find us? We are participating in Life Groups, teaching Sunday School classes, gathering together to pray for one another and our world, and serving our youth, music team, and one of the many non-profit organizations we partner with to further God’s kingdom on earth.

We’re motivated by the extravagant love of Christ and we encourage you to explore our groups and resources to find a deeper and more meaningful experience by connecting to others.

Sunday Worship Team

Leader: Trey Lindsley
We lead the musical worship during the 10 am service through voice and instrumental ensembles. We are always looking for new people to join us, and new ideas to explore. If you sing, play an instrument, or are interested in lighting, sound, or video, please let us know!

College Lunch

Leader: Jon Lemmond
At college ministry, we share lunch together nearly every Sunday after the service to enjoy fellowship and great food with fellow young adults. We hope you join us!

Upcoming dates:

January 14 & 21, February 11 & 25, March 11 & 25 and April 8 & 22.

Connecting with one another and engaging in service leads to life change.