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summer 2018 stos

May Lebanon Medical Team

Since 2015 Covenant Church has been sending Medical Teams to serve with our primary ministry partner in Lebanon, the Baptist Church in Tyre, to meet the medical needs of the Syrian Refugees. In 2017 the Church of Tyre started to work with Horizons International and the teams are now meeting the medical needs of the refugees in the south (Tyre), Beirut, the Beka’a Valley as well as the north (Tripoli). The team needs medical professionals (physicians, PA’s, nurses, pharmacists, PT’s and any other medical professional) as well as non-medical adults (who can reach out to the children during the waiting period or assist the medical professionals) to be part of the team.

Open to all believing adults, both medical professionals and non-medical persons.

Date: May 2/3-13, 2018

Cost: $2,000 (dependent on airfare)

Applications due: December 15, including $250 deposit

July Operation Joshua 18 – Greece

Operation Joshua is a Bible distribution campaign of Hellenic Ministries with the vision to give a New Testament in modern Greek to every rural household in Greece. In 2017 the millionth NT was distributed, but about two-thirds of the rural cities, towns and villages have not yet been reached. This campaign is the seed casting action of the greater vision to plant Evangelical churches throughout Greece; in order to reach the world, and especially the Muslim world, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ideal for families, but also open for any believer 16 years and older (under 16 must be accompanied by a parent).

Date: June 29-July 13, 2018

Cost: $2,500 (dependent on airfare)

Applications due: December 15, including $250 deposit

July Lebanon Refugee Children's Camps

During July and August, the Baptist Church in Tyre hosts a number of camps for children (mostly refugees, but also children with disabilities and ESL camps) outside of Tyre and in the Beka’a Valley. This team will assist the church youth ministry to love on the kids, help with VBS, craft and sports activities.

Ideal for families, but also open for any believer 16 years and older (under 16 must be accompanied by a parent).

Date: July 12-28, 2018

Cost: $2,000 (dependent on airfare)

Applications due: December 15, including $250 deposit

July India Youth Team

In 2017 Covenant Church sent our first very fruitful high school graduate student team to India. We plan to send another graduate team in 2018 with the two-fold focus 1) to understand the ministry of IGL and to participate in some ministry areas (church, well or house dedication, visitation of campus, clinic, hospital, schools and orphanage) at their headquarters in Salem, Tamil Nadu, and 2) to participate in the encouragement and training of pastors and youth leaders in the ministry skill of story-telling.

This outreach is by invitation only for graduating high school students and CSM co-ministers.

Date: July 18-26, 2018 (TBD)

Cost: $2,500 (dependent on airfare)

Applications due: December 15, including $250 deposit

July Ethiopia Sports Friends Team

Sports Friends (a ministry of SIM) in one of our ministry partners in Ethiopia and they hold a number of soccer camps for middle school aged children in July and August. We hope to send another team back to Camp Langanu in 2018 with the purpose of assisting the staff and coaches of Sports Friends to love on the children, share our faith with them and assist in any way we can.

Ideal for families, but also open for any believer 16 years and older (under 16 must be accompanied by a parent and approved by Sports Friends).

Date: July 19-30, 2018

Cost: $2,700 (dependent on airfare)

Applications due: December 15, including $250 deposit

August DR Transformation Team

Our relationship with the the House of Restoration Church in La Romana and Pastor Isidro has been for more than 13 years and as we return in August to continue to build the relationship with the community Barrio George, we hope to learn about and be part of the transformation in the Barrio through the church, school and clinic as well as to experience transformation in our own lives.

Ideal for families, but also open for any high school student (middle school and younger must be accompanied by a parent).

Date: August 4-12, 2018

Cost: $1,300 (dependent on airfare)

Applications due: December 15, including $250 deposit

fall 2018 stos

Here is a list of current outreach opportunities. Apply at www.covenant.cc/go/sto or contact Robin Davis for more information robind[at]covenant.cc

Greece Bible Study and Outreach

This team will partner with Hellenic Ministries to serve Refugees and assist with ESL (English as a Second Language) outreaches. But first (or afterward depending on the participants) the team will study biblical passages related to historical sites in Greece, bringing depth of understanding to our Bible study and connecting the dots to ongoing outreach in North Carolina.

Dates: October 31-November 12, 2018

Cost: $2,300.00

Applications due: March 16, including $250 deposit

Dominican Republic Praise and Worship Outreach

This team will work with the House of Restoration church in the DR, sharing their experience in leading worship, discipling on the theology of worship, and experiencing growth themselves.

Dates: October 13-20, 2018

Cost: $1,200.00

Applications due: March 16, including $250 deposit

Greece Marathon Outreach

The Greece Marathon Outreach team will partner with Hellenic Ministries to raise money for the purchase of Bibles and run in the Athens Marathon of 2018. Options for running include a 5K, 10K, or 26.2 miles on November 11, 2018. The team will incorporate discipleship through Bible studies, prayer, and mutual encouragement.

Dates: November 6-13, 2018

Cost: $2,000.00

Applications due: March 16, including $250 deposit

Nigeria Partnership Outreach

The partnership team will attend the dedication of a new church building in Abia Province, Nigeria. Additionally, the team will spend time encouraging Nigerian churches with whom Covenant has partnered for over fifteen years.

Dates: November 18 (TBD)

Cost: $2,000.00

Applications due: March 16, including $250 deposit

Take a SIP

Summer Internship Program
Spend your summer in service with our overseas ministry partners in Greece.
More info and application at: www.covenant.cc/takeasip

local partners

6:22 Ministries

220 E 5th Street
A creative community of undignified Jesus-lovers uniting students in day and night worship and prayer through music and arts for revival in our city and the nations. Serving opportunities include prayer warriors, praying for revival and community unity, attending/helping organize the quarterly prayer concerts, helping at Friday worship and prayer services.

To serve, contact Matthew Lilly / 551.5973

Book Bag Buddies

Wed : weekly : 1/2-6/5
Many children leave school on Friday afternoon and have little or nothing to eat until they return on Monday morning. Book Bag Buddies sends these children home with back packs filled with items to get them through the weekend. Serving opportunities include purchasing and inventoring items, sponsoring book bags, packing book bags, and pickingup/delivering book bags to the schools.

To serve, contact Frances VanCleef / 355.4356

Building Hope Community Life Center

309 West 9th Street
BHCLC is a comprehensive program designed to help young students and families become successful by developing the spiritual and moral infrastructure as well as the necessary educational skills to overcome economic and cultural hardships and hindrances of life. Serving opportunities include tutoring after school, mentoring a young man or woman, fixing meals Friday nights for students, and helping with bike repair program.

To serve, contact Rob Lee / 617.510.7096

Carolina Pregnancy Center

1012 Charles Blvd
A center committed to providing women and men with up-to-date information in order to make informed decisions about pregnancy, sexual health, and relationships. Serving opportunities include volunteering at the Center, counseling, housekeeping and yard work, organizing baby rooms, and providing refreshments and child care for parenting classes.

To serve, contact Kathy Kucera or Lenore Legere / 757.0003

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Dates, times & locations vary
To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Serving opportunities include volunteering for middle and high school groups, volunteering at golf tournament and banquet, prayer partners.

To serve, contact David Wall / 757.0122

God's Love Ministries

6062 Old Tar Road
God's Love gets referrals from local agencies to help needy families. Serving opportunities include sorting items at the warehouse facility, picking up and delivering donated items, serving at God's Hope ministry home for women in recovery.

To serve, contact Trudy Halstead / 341.4232

Habitat for Humanity

210 East 14th Street
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families. Serving opportunities include working on construction sites and volunteering at The Restore thrift shop.

To serve, contact Chelsey Waters / 758.2947

Hope of Glory Ministries

402 West 10th Street
We are a Christ-centered community outreach ministry committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipleship, and the distribution of food, clothes, hygiene products and household items to those in need throughout Pitt County. Serving opportunities include helping sort and stock donated items for distribution, serving needy families, donating clothes and food.

To serve, contact Tony Potter / 215 .9042

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Dates, times & locations vary
InterVarsity at ECU is an Invitational Community of Grace, Exploring and Embracing how Jesus is Relevant to All of Life. Various serving opportunities, mentoring, discipleship, prayer partners.

To serve, contact Nathan White / 919.630.5673

Friday Morning Battle

Fri : weekly : ongoing
This is a men's prayer group. Our prayer focus is: The unity of the body of Christ, revival in the city, restoration of the family and for our young people in our community. "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish h2holds." 2 Cor 10:3-5

To serve, contact Walter Strathy / 292 .2384

Men Breaking the Cycle of Fatherlessness

Dates, times, & locations will vary
Raising a generation of men who love Jesus will break the current destructive cycle of fatherlessness in our community. Therefore, our main focus is to help our young men understand who Jesus is and who they are as they make a decision to follow Him. There currently are five serving opportunities to mentor the young men in our community - at public schools, Building Hope Community Life Center, Pitt County Juvenile Detention Center, 300 Men of Standard Ministry, and one-on-one. We will equip you to use the Talks-Mentoring Program. Req: application, references, background check, interview.

To serve, contact Todd Johnson / 258 .7398 or Walter Strathy / 292 .2384

Third Street Community Center

600 West 3rd Street
Third Street Community Center is a Christ-Centered non-profit organization called to engage and inspire every individual who walks through our doors. Our mission is to equip the people of our community in ways that bring dignity and a hopeful future. Some ways that you can get involved are: Teaching or volunteering for Arts on Third Street or our upcoming Illuminate After-School Program in Fall 2014, 1-on-1 or 3-on-1 mentoring, helping in our community garden, volunteering at our Third Saturday of Service each month, or serving at one of our annual community events. Check out thirdstreetcc.org for more information.

To serve, contact Cindy Nicholson / cindy@thirdstreetcc.org / 252-364-2995.

Young Life Ministries

Dates, times, & locations will vary
Young Life exists to draw teens to Jesus Christ through encounters of friendship and relationship with adults who love Christ and kids. Serving opportunities include transportation of students for weekly meetings, feeding leaders and food for participants, helping a Wyld Life Middle School Ministry, and "Young Lives" ministry to teen moms.


Transportation Ministry

Dates, times, & locations will vary

To serve, contact Robin Davis [email] / 355.0123 x5004

Sewing for Missions

Mon: bi-monthly: Spring and Fall Semesters
Sewing for Missions sews clothes for the children in the Dominican Republic. Some of the children have little or no clothes. We sew basic skirts, shorts, tops and dresses.

To serve, contact Cheryl Purser / 756.9141


Teacher Buddies

Dates, times, & locations will vary
Teacher Buddies bless the teachers at Wintergreen Primary with these areas of service: reading with students, assisting with small group activities, making simple decorations/bulletin boards, taking students to the media center, purchasing classroom supplies, praying for the teachers and their students, and providing snacks or meals for teacher appreciation events. We are seeking servants who can donate an hour per week to work in these areas, a whole day once a month, or even buddy with a teacher for the semester. This outreach into our community will bless the school as well as our church participants.

To serve, contact Ann Bagley [email] / 252-714-9255

The Burn

Dates, times, & locations will vary

A creative community of undignified Jesus- lovers uniting students in day and night worship and prayer through music and arts for revival in our city and the nations. Serving opportunities include prayer warriors, praying for revival and community unity, attending/helping organize the quarterly prayer concerts, helping at Friday worship and prayer services.
To serve, contact Matthew Lilley [www.622ministries.org] / 252-551-5973

1209 Breakfast Club

Sat: weekly: ongoing: 8-11am: 1209 Chestnut Street
We serve breakfast to our neighbors in West Greenville every Sat. Our goal is to establish relationships, reach out to those in need and show the love of Jesus by serving the people in this neighborhood. If you have a heart for local missions, join us on any Sat morning.

To serve, contact Bob Brock / brockrc@centurylink.net / 252-321-1610


global partners

Short-Term Missions is a key component of global outreach at Covenant Church. These short-term mission trips promote, plan, and prepare international ministry opportunities for the people of Covenant. We send teams to connect and build impacting partnerships with our brothers and sisters across the world to establish Christ's church globally. The countries to which teams are sent are not chosen at random. We have partnered with the Dominican Republic since 2004, and began exploring Ethiopia in 2012.

When we feel God directing us to a specific country we dive deep. We partner with a community to have a lasting impact that equip them to sustains themselves far after we have gone home. Covenant’s first short term mission trip to the Dominican Republic was in 1999. We have been going to La Romana, on a regular basis, since 2004. We have built a relationship with the Iglesias Evangelica Metodista Libre Casa de Restauracion (House of Restoration Church) in La Romana. We have partnered with them in building a medical clinic, church building, school, and multi-ministry building.

It is our mission to equip all people to use the gifts and passions God has placed on their lives here locally and across the globe. We would love for you to join us and grow in the gifts God has given you.

How to get involved

Short-term missions team is a key component to going "deeper" with our relationships globally. You can come alongside an individual or team and support their decision to take their next step in faith and obedience, or you can take your next step and go.


Pray that God would bless the ministry of these teams, opening the hearts of those who receive the message of the gospel. Without the Lord's blessing on these trips, they will not have true spiritual success.


You can track a team's progress, hear about their stories and prayer requests, and stay connected to our teams "in the field" by clicking the "Follow" button below. This will take you directly to our Covenant Outreach Facebook page.



If you want to support a team, you can do so by writing a check to Covenant Church (if you would like to receive a tax deduction DO NOT write the name of an individual in the memo line). If you would like to give to a specific individuals trip attach a note to the check indicating the individual you would like the donation to go to. You can also give online to an individual or team by clicking the button below. Covenant uses paypal as a simple, safe and convenient way of giving. To give to an individual you can simply type Short-term mission trip and the name of the individual in the "Add special instructions to the seller" box located on the review page before submitting your donation.



Consider joining a Short-term team! We desire people ready to grow and willing to sacrifice their time and energy for gospel ministries around the world. Please consider serving The Lord in this way as your next step.


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Beyond the four walls

We must come to the realization that the gospel of the kingdom of heaven is intended to be lived out, not just heard and learned about.

In our homes. In our schools. In our workplaces. In our families. In our communities. Everywhere we go, we live with the awareness that the presence of God goes with us. Therefore, we seek to live as local missionaries – "local" being wherever we are, whether domestic or foreign, and "missionaries" living as ones who are sent into all aspects of culture and society.

Communities aren't changed by programs

…but by relationships developed among the people in that community. A co-worker, a store clerk, a stranger, a neighbor, a teenager filling up his gas tank, a woman sitting next to you on an airplane, a parent relaxing on the beach. Being a local missionary is not an event – it is an awareness that opens you up to connecting with people wherever you are. Are you ready to intentionally go, reach out, connect, and share the love of Christ whenever, wherever, and however? Where will you GO? To whom will you reach out? How will you connect with someone today, right where you are?

Relationships Drive Change

Our strategy for missions is to build and support relationships that inspire change. We build on the strengths God has given each of us, partner with community organizations and local churches, and focus on opportunities that span the globe. We can build relationships by volunteering with our local and global mission partners.



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