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 the Community
Our local outreach ministries aim to connect people's gifts and passions with service to our neighbors, building caring and nurturing relationships with people struggling with poverty, homelessness or hunger.
How would you like to share your gifts in our community? Here are several of the ministries and partners that we support. Contact pastoral resident Evan Amo to learn more about any of these.
Second Saturdays are monthly, easy-access, intergenerational service opportunity. On the second Saturday of each month, friends of all ages are invited to serve and encounter the needs of our city. These events are a great opportunity to invite new members or friends to join in the life of faith at Covenant.
The Freedom School site that Covenant supports at Highland Renaisance will have 60 children for six weeks in grades K-8. The school runs from June 16 through July 27. There are many opportunities to serve. See the detailed descriptions below.
Covenant supports Loaves & Fishes, a local food pantry, with non-perishable food donations. We have two food drives each year, one in February in conjunction with a city-wide food drive, and one in the fall. Non-perishable food can be donated in baskets in each Sunday or placed in plastic bins in the Recreation Wing during the week.
On fifth Tuesdays (about 4 times a year), volunteers from Covenant serve donated Texas Hash casseroles to the more than 300 homeless men who rely on the shelter. Casseroles, desserts and fresh fruit are needed for each meal, and people (older than 16) are invited to come serve the meal at the shelter.
Offer hospitality by serving at Room in the Inn. From December through March, we offer our homeless neighbors hospitality by inviting them into our church home, preparing the evening meal, and providing a warm place to sleep.
Join a Charlotte Family Housing Hope Team. This collaborative effort empowers working families to end a cycle of poverty with the help of a support system. Adults can join a HOPE team - a group of four to six people that provide a support system to one family in the form of friendship and advocacy.
For children who are facing poverty or homelessness, the challenge of maintaining the appropriate level of reading ability is far greater than other children. This puts vulnerable children at an even greater risk of falling behind in learning and getting trapped deeper in the cycle of poverty.