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.
Coming in March
Affordable housing in CLT: A closer look
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., March 8-April 5
Learn about the issue of affordable housing in Charlotte from nonprofit leaders, elected officials and experts in the field. What are barriers to economic stability? What do we know about access to schools, transportation and healthy food?
As part of the experience, we'll hear personal stories from members of our community who have struggled to get by.
- March 8: The Unavoidable Burden of our Neighbors
- March 15: The Underbelly of Development and Growth
- March 22: The Difference a Home Makes
- March 29: And Who is My Neighbor?
- April 5: Heeding the Call to Neighborliness
Suggested Reading to support the series
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
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.
There are many ways to get involved with Highland Renaissance Academy, our CMS partner school located just north of uptown at 125 W. Craighead Road.
Covenant's partnership with Highland means that we lift up teachers and students by providing reading buddies, teacher appreciation brunches and more.