Covenant Presbyterian Church Ministries
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:11-16
The ministries of Covenant are biblically centered and gospel driven. There are varying opportunities to roll up our sleeves and make a real difference to the lives and spiritual experience of others, here and abroad.
Reformed University Fellowship – A PCA Ministry The official campus ministry of the PCA, RUF seeks to be a ministry of the church for the benefit of the university Campus ministers strive to help students explore together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life.
Covenant Theological Seminary – A PCA Ministry Covenant Seminary is the national seminary of the PCA, located in Saint Louis, MO, offering graduate level degrees. The seminary exists to glorify God by training his servants to walk in God’s grace, minister God’s Word, and equip Gods people – all for God’s mission.
Covenant College is a Christ-centered institution of higher education located in Lookout Mountain, GA, providing a Christian liberal arts education from a Reformed perspective. The College provides post-secondary educational services to the PCA and the wider public.
PCA Foundation The Foundation provides charitable financial services to Christians, enabling them to carry out their stewardship responsibilities and charitable desires to support financially the Kingdom of Jesus Christ through the PCA and other Christian ministries.
PCA Retirement & Benefits, Inc. RBI administers several benefit plans established to provide retirement and insurance protection for employees of PCA organizations. RBI also oversees the PCA Relief Ministry to improve the quality of life and meet emergency needs of PCA church servants.
Ridge Haven Conference & Retreat Center Nested in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Ridge Haven serves as a year-round ministry to individuals, families, groups, and churches. RH provides opportunities for rest, recreation, and spiritual renewal through its camps, conferences, and retreat facilities.
Women in the Church (WIC)
Women in the Church (WIC) is the organized women's ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church. All women who attend Covenant are considered a part of WIC. The purpose of WIC is that every woman know Christ personally and be committed to extending His kingdom in her life, home, church, community, and throughout the world.
Each year our PCA denomination makes a recommendation on one of their ministries and we include them in our WIC mission projects we are supporting for the year. This annual Love Gift not only blesses the recipient ministry, but also gives the WIC members the opportunity to learn about the overall ministry of the PCA and to give a token of their love to the Lord through His church. For 2018 we are participating in CHERISH, the Love Gift for Pastor's Wives. It is part of the PCA Retirement and Benefits ministry.
Other WIC Ministry Projects
Rice and Bean Drive - In December we will have a Christmas Card in the rear of the sanctuary for everyone to sign. There will be a basket for donations as we will be sending rice and beans to the Zapatas to help in their missions work in Mexico. You can read more about them in Etsy Hall on the Missions Board.
Samaritan's Purse Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund. More than 1,400 people have perished with hundreds more seriously injured. Over 65,000 people are displaced and in need of basic necessities.
Additional Ministries Covenant Presbyterian Church Supports
Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child
This year we started early, with a Christmas in July campaign, to purchase materials in the Back to School sales that were held by many stores in August. We picked back up in October to be completed for deliveries to drop-off locations in early November.
The most exciting aspect of this ministry is 'The Greatest Journey' course. After receiving a shoebox gift, every child has the opportunity to enroll in The Greatest Journey, a dynamic, 12-lesson Bible student course guiding them through what it means to faithfully follow Christ. Each child receives Bible study materials, a New Testament, and a graduation certificate. This program is a powerful tool for reaching families, growing churches and transforming communities. Go to the OCC website to hear and read testimonials about how children around the world are coming to know Jesus personally and then leading their families to Him!
We sponsored 70 children in this fantastic course. Please continue to pray for these students and their families.
Choices Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix – Baby Bottle Campaign
Covenant's 2018 CPC Baby Bottle Drive was very successful. A thank you letter from Choices Pregnancy Center is posted in Esty Hall for you to see.
We also participated in the CPC Diaper Drive in September.
Thank you everyone who participated through donations or prayer!
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