Mission

Mission

The righteous will say to him, Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?  And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25: 37-40

At Covenant, we believe, mission (or the idea of “being sent”) flows from a compassionate God whose love calls us to live out the Kingdom of God in the here and now.  The Holy Spirit encourages and enables us as the Body of Christ to put God’s Word into action, facilitating God’s transformation in the lives of individuals and communities.

Criteria for Our Mission Areas of Focus:

  • Addresses Fundamentals (H2O, food, housing)
  • Focuses on Education
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Self Sufficiency (of program, of recipients)
  • Encourages Long Term Commitment (one time only not as highly valued)
  • Seeks Opportunities for Partnership (abroad and locally, denominationally and ecumenically)
  • Advocates for Human Rights
  • Starts with an Individual’s Passion
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Current Areas of Mission Focus:

Refugee Assistance

People who leave their home countries due to persecution in whatever form comprise the refugee community. The Refugee Ministry at Covenant seeks to comfort these vulnerable individuals whom we are blessed to know, and to ease the burden of adjustment to a culture that is strange to them. This hand of friendship gives them the encouragement and moral support to develop self-empowerment, to learn to diversify their resources. and to achieve self-sufficiency. Our commitment to hospitality for the refugee is deep and ongoing.

Covenant Cupboard

Covenant partners with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in running the Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry, which is a non-profit organization created to address the food security needs of individuals and families in low-income situations in a manner that is both compassionate and dignified.  It is the largest non-profit food distribution center in Arapahoe county, serving over 100 families in the Denver metropolitan area.  Housed at Covenant, the Cupboard is open every Friday from 1-4pm. Visit covcupboard.org for more information.

Guatemala Mission Partnership

Covenant partners with First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, Montview Presbyterian Church and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (all in the Denver area) to be inspired by the faith of our brothers and sisters in Guatemala, to come alongside them so that we might be educated about the complex cultural environment there, to build long-term relationships with specified Guatemalan communities and help facilitate and maintain sustainable solutions to physical, economic and social needs identified jointly by the Guatemala Mission Partnership and the Guatemalan communities we are in relationship with there.

Village Resource Center

Covenant along with the churches in Greenwood Village partner together in a mission to offer emergency financial assistance and help individuals connect with other resources in our community for help to get back on their feet.  Instead of each church having a small fund to offer assistance, the churches are combining their financial resources into one fund called The Village Fund.  The fund is administered by Case Worker, Diana Huerta. Diana will be in the Covenant Library on Fridays during the Covenant Cupboard’s afternoon hours.  Contact Diana at 720-636-5382.

For more information about our mission partnerships or ways to get involved with our mission team, contact Dave Chase at chase.dm@gmail.com.

If you are applying for a  mission grant through the William K. Bryan Fund, please click here for the application form.  When completed, please submit to the church office by mail or personal delivery.  Thank you.  Questions regarding grant applications, contact Neal Wiler, saildenver@comcast.net.