Our reason for serving others is simple and based upon “The Great Commission” in Matthew 28: 18-20:
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Compassion Child & World Help
We are thrilled to support Mirelly Garcia De Oliveira, a young girl from Brazil, through Compassion Child International, and Rahul Deepak, a young boy from India, through World Help. Our support for Iasmin and Rahul is provided each week through an offering taken up during our REFUGE worship time, our youth worship experience, on Sunday nights. We keep up with them through letters and packages all throughout the year and consider ourselves blessed to have this opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.
Summer Mission Trips
Our summers would not be complete without our Summer Mission Trips. Since 2002 our Student Mission Teams have served in Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia, as well as in Panama and Costa Rica – who knows where we’ll go next.
Annual Mission Projects
Student mission opportunities are endless within our ministry so you should never be at a loss for being the hands and feet of Jesus. Following is a list of yearly mission projects in which we participate.
Each year our Children’s ministry team holds an Easter Carnival and our students are ready and willing to lend a hand to help make this a great event for the children and families that attend. This is an outreach event for our community and we need TONS of volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly. Whether it’s making cotton candy, snow-cones, helping children safely find Easter eggs, running games, painting faces, or helping with the inflatables our students are ready and willing to ensure everyone has a good time.
YEW (Youth Encounter Week) kicks off our Summer mission projects whereby we spend time during the first week of summer helping out local community service organizations. We continue in our acts of service throughout the summer through our Summer Mission Trips.
Each fall our church hosts a fall festival at Highlands Elementary as a way to reach out to our community. Our students are never shy in responding to the call to volunteer. There are many activities, games, and food booths that our students manage so that everyone attending has fun and has plenty to eat. Also several Wiregrass nonprofit groups hold their annual walk/run fundraisers during this time, Covenant Youth are quick to help out. One that we currently assist with is the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome.
December is loaded with mission opportunities with the local Salvation Army. From toy and food sorting to assisting with their distribution, to ringing the Salvation Army bell at Wiregrass Commons Mall, we are always humbled by the people and lives that we encounter.