Engagement Ministry invites you to find your fit in ministry at Covenant.
Please take a minute to share with us some ideas of where you'd like to share your gifts and time using this quick-and-easy form.
If you'd like help discerning your gifts, please try our Spiritual Gifts Assessment. It takes about 6 minutes to complete and will offer insight into your God-given gifts and interests.
If you'd like to talk with someone about your gifts or interests, please contact Joan Watson, associate pastor for congregational life.
In Our Nation and World
We believe our neighbors live not only beyond the doors of our church, but beyond the boundaries of our community.
God calls us to build lasting relationships around the world. In the faces of the people we serve, we will find our faith strengthened, our horizons broadened and our lives changed. How can you help our global mission?
Find Your Global Mission at Home at our Mission Festival and Auction
Go on a Mission Trip
We leave the demands of our lives and begin a journey, called by God, to worlds so different from our own. Join us as we build friendships with those we serve, immersing ourselves in their cultures and blessing their lives as they bless ours.
2014 Mission Trips For Adults
Appalachia Service Project, Jonesville, Va. | March 3-8 | Staff: Carla Leaf Cost: $425 Trip participants: 15 spaces available
Embrace the beauty of the Virginia mountains and discover the lives of people nestled inside the valleys and hills that live in deep poverty. For a fourth year, Covenant’s adults will work alongside families to help make their homes safe, drier and more secure. Participants will see and experience firsthand the hope extended through the hands of ASP, while enjoying evenings spent in devotions, card playing and getting to know each other. Rich and long-lasting friendships are developed during this meaningful week!
Reynosa, Mexico – Faith Ministry |July 13 – 19 | Cost: $650 –limited to 15 adult/college participants
Application deadline: Jan. 15
We celebrate Faith Ministry’s 20th anniversary and return to this deeply impoverished place near the U.S. border. We will work alongside our Mexican neighbors to build a home for a family living in substandard housing.
To prepare for this trip, we will study poverty at the border, our own giftedness and how God can use those gifts in service, and how to encounter God in new ways. After we return, we will gather to reflect on where our faith and poverty intersect. Trip participants are asked to commit to gather in community before and after the trip.
Avery County/Crossnore Presbyterian |Sept. 2- 7 |Cost: $300 – available to 20 participants
Application deadline: Jan. 15
In partnership with Crossnore Presbyterian Church, we will work with fellow Presbyterians in a Habitat build. We will bring hope to a family in the form of a safe, warm home. We also will learn more about the Crossnore School, which works to positively transform the lives of children by creating a hope and future through education, work and service.
2014 Mission Trips For Youth
- 6th-7th grades, CROSS Missions (Charlotte), June 15-20
- 8th grade (QUEST class), June 22-27
- 9th-11th grade, Appalachia Service Project, Kentucky, June 22-28, $575
- 12th grade, Yucatan, Mexico, June 22-28, Cost TBD
- 9th-12th grades (includes graduated seniors), Montreat Youth Conference, July 6-12, $400
Support our Holy Lands Exchange
In May we expanded our global reach by sending nine of our college students, along with four students from Queens University, on a trip to the Holy Land, partnering with arts students in the Diyar Program at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.
Fifteen students from that program, both Christian and Muslim, will visit us in September, and we will immerse them in the cultural offerings of our own community as well as learn from them about their cultures and hopes in life.
You can read their insightful reflections at their blog Holy Land, Holy People.
Please be in prayer for these students and all the people they will encounter. Look for special education opportunities this year to learn more about the Holy Lands and the people who live there.