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
Avery County, North Carolina
Trip Leader: Kim Barnhardt
Dates: Sept. 5 – 9
Application Deadline: June 15
Group: 20 participants
This trip has become an eye-opening experience as we discover the needs of people living in our own state.
Kim says: It feels a world away from the big city. You experience the feel of people in a small community caring for each other. Unlike a global experience, there is little language barrier. Volunteering close to home can be just as impactful and rewarding as traveling far.
Kenya, Africa - Registration closed
Trip Leaders: Tricia Smith and Nancy Greene
Dates: June 15 - 25
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Group: 8 participants; first come with waiting list
Serve at Renguti School, a small, rural school outside Nairobi, to support teachers and work with children. Because of our Christmas Eve offering, we'll take the Renguti children on a field trip to experience life outside the village.
Nancy says: After a successful trip to the animal orphanage last year, we are thrilled to take another trip this year. Many of these children have never left their community. Our focus will continue to be on education and working with the teachers at Renguti to help expand their curriculum.
Reynosa, Mexico - Registration closed
Trip Leader: LeAnne Stipp Dates: March 26 – April 1 Cost: $675 Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Group: 15 participants
We'll work on two homes; build raised garden beds in El Naranjito; teach nutrition and cooking; and sponsor a woodworking project involving tables and benches.
LeAnne says: My first mission trip was to Reynosa. I worked in a garden and served nutritious breakfasts to children at the medical clinic. But the week was really about building friendships and living in communion. It was about oneness in God, who so carefully choreographed a powerful and transformative experience.
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.