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?
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.
2016 MISSION TRIPS FOR ADULTS
Seeking Peace in the Holy Land
Feb. 25 - March 5, 2016
Trip Leaders: Bob Henderson, Jessica Patchett, Carla Leaf
18 participants, cost: $3,500
Application deadline: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
Explore with others how we are called to understand human justice in a world that struggles with peace. Participants will meet and listen to Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders who work bravely and boldly with those who need a voice in our world. As we travel through the places Christ served, we will witness countless blessings in a land filled with turmoil, as we seek hope and understanding. As we learn about the conflicts in this land, and listen to the stories of its people, we may find it disorienting. Trip participants will be offered classes leading up to the trip so that all may enter the trip with a deeper and common understanding of what we will encounter. The trip will be challenging, spiritually and physically, as we travel to seek and to understand the burdens and joys of people living in the Holy Land.
April 29-May 7
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
Do you have a love for education and children? We are excited about new energy at the Renguti School, a small rural school outside Nairobi that serves orphaned and vulnerable children. If you would like to help with building repairs, have a love for teaching and education, experience in music and the arts or just a simple love of working with children, please consider joining us as we serve the children at Renguti.
Trip Leaders: Tim and Cathy Kendrick
Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
For over 25 years, Covenant has been involved with our global partner, Accion Ministries. Next summer, we will return to this culturally rich destination to build a roof the Mayan people who are members of Sinanche Church near the village of Yobain, which is close to the historic city of Merida. While working alongside the children in the village during Bible School, to sitting with women during Women’s Crafts, to slinging concrete as we pour and build a roof, these trips forge friendships and community that last decades within our own community.
Reynosa , Mexico
Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016
Trip Leaders: Kay Wheeler, Sandra Boozer
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016
How to we deepen our faith through service? What does it mean to be called into community? What does it mean to serve our neighbors who live at the border of our own country in abject poverty? Explore these and other questions as we seek to understand our faith through acts of service. An intentionally different mission trip designed to deepen their faith through service, we will prepare ourselves for this trip by building community through study, a day long retreat and the constant asking of the question, “Who is my neighbor?” Partnering with Faith Ministries and David Rodriquez, we will build a home for two families that will move them from substandard housing into a place of hope.
Participants are expected to take part in the retreat and preparatory classes. To prepare for the journey and to build community with in our group before we even leave Charlotte.
To participate in a 2016 Covenant mission trip, fill out the 2016 Mission Trip Application and return it along with a $150 deposit to Michelle Williamson in the church office. If you have questions about any of the trips or would like more information, email Carla Leaf.