Covenant Food Bank distributes supplemental food bags to the community every Thursday between the hours of 9:30am – 12:30pm. In addition, we provide a listening ear, offer prayer, and make referrals to resources in the community such as photo identifications, entitlements, training programs, housing, etc. Annually, we provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and a community Christmas party where toys are distributed to children in need.
Volunteers participate in registering the community, packing food bags, food pick up and delivery, and demonstrating the love of Christ through kind words and deeds.
The purpose of this ministry is to extend the Christian witness through missionary work and focus on the mission outreach ministries of our church. We explore mission opportunities, keeping our church informed regarding potential and ongoing missions involvement. We also research, locate, validate, and follow-up on missions projects, opportunities, needs within the local community as well as home and foreign mission fields, organize our church’s efforts in supporting missions, educate the church regarding missions, including planning a yearly missions awareness emphasis.
The Prison Ministry of Covenant Baptist Church assists ex-offenders with reintegrating into the community and mainstream society. Our methods of accomplishing this are by combining spiritual encouragement and witnessing with the teaching of job readiness skills. We believe in the spiritual principles in James 2:14 and an old Chinese proverb that stresses that we are to tell people about Christ and to help with the necessities of life. Furthermore, we are firm believers that we can, “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will eat all his life.” Our major activities include: one-to-one mentoring, Bible study, and job readiness training.
The Saturday Academy Ministry provides a full day of physical, intellectual and spiritual enrichment for the youth of our church and community for ages 6 to 14. We believe “it takes a village to raise a child” and “Train a child in the way he/she should go, and when he/she is old he/she will not turn from it.” (Proverb 22:6) Our objective is to reinforce academic skills in reading and math comprehension. Our major activities include: Bible Study, Math, and Reading comprehension, and tennis class.
The mission and purpose of the Social Justice Ministry is to identify some of the major social issues (poverty, services to seniors, voter education/registration, housing, unemployment, literacy, reparations, etc.) that impact our congregation and the community; and to seek solutions through educational forums, distribution of information, lobbying local/national officials and protest demonstrations.
Some of our major activities include: the distribution of literature on issues such as Social Security and bankruptcy, partnering with the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) to improve neighborhood services, organizing our congregation to participate in major demonstrations, sponsoring education forums on local, national and international issues, and ”Social Justice Minute” presentations during our Sunday worship services.
The Transportation Ministry’s goal and focus is to provide a way for our brothers and sisters who live in our community to be part of our Sunday school, worship experience, and Bible study. This is accomplished by providing transportation for those who do not have transportation and want to make their way to the house of God.
Just as the master told his servant to go out to the roads and get people so that his house will be full, God has called us to go out to the people to minister, evangelize, outreach, invite and bring persons into God’s house so that Covenant Baptist Church will be full.