Covenant Church encourages the growth and development of people
Covenant Church encourages the growth and development of people to be honest in the day to day of life with love and acceptance of everyone for who and where they are. They deal with relevant issues, real relationships and faith that helps your soul come alive. The teaching of God’s word is not simply to convey information, but to change your life.
Community is God’s idea. Covenant Church seeks to have intentional, and purposeful community. They seek to be honest and authentic with each other about who they are and what they struggle with. These relationships will most likely be found with another individual or in the context of various small groups that meet throughout the week.
Numerous opportunities for connection and dialogue are available for adults throughout the week. From discussions about Sundays sermon, to Bible Studies and small groups that meet on various nights, you will be lead into a deeper understanding of God’s word. Affinity groups for single parents, or those dealing with the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one, or friends with mental disabilities will find that unique touch of understanding that is needed from others who are walking through similar chapters of life.
Covenant Church loves music, and provides a whole host of opportunities for you to bring your love for music together with others. They encourage diversity in style, from the more contemporary, to traditional, and several choirs that include all ages.
Outreach at Covenant Church is committed to meeting both the tangible needs of people, as well as ones inner needs. They have an emergency food pantry that fills the shelves of families who are struggling, a furniture ministry for those in need of some of the simple necessities of home, and they provide mentoring friendships that combine the nature of companionship with a life of purpose.
A Bible study for women who want to gain a deeper understanding of the treasures found in God's Word. Meetings are held every other Tuesday at 9:30 AM at church. A Bible study for all levels of faith and understanding. A safe place for newcomers to the faith to be nurtured without being overwhelmed. Nursery and Story Hour available for infants thru preschool. The group meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at church.
The fellowship meal begins at 6:00 PM downstairs (a donation of $2 per person is asked to help cover food costs). Following the meal at 7:00 PM we have adult classes studying a variety of topics. Fellowship night is held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at church.
Childern & Students
Covenant Church know what you know, that children are God’s most precious gift. Young people are nurtured with Bible lessons and interactive activities, each week and several designated times throughout the month that give them a glimpse and an understanding who God is and who He wants them to be. GEMS and Cadets for the little ones, the CIA (middle school) and B.A.S.I.C. (high school) youth groups for the bigger kids ensure that regardless of age, you loved ones will feel a commitment to lasting friendships that are centered in the life and teachings of Jesus for the good of the world.
Investments & Connections
Small Groups are spreading throughout the congregation at Alger Park CRC. They meet in people’s homes, and are organized for various purposes. Some meet for Bible study, others for accountability, worship, or to engage in sports or specific hobbies. There are also groups aimed at people of specific times of life: young families, singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, senior citizens.
Childern & Students
Alger Park CRC starts discipling their children young, with Little Lambs on Sunday mornings and Story Hour on Tuesday mornings. It continues through Sunday School and kicks into high gear on Wednesday evenings with GEMS and Cadets, when elementary students from the neighborhood and the congregation get to know each other. Every June, the church grounds and building are turned over to the large VBS program. Middle schoolers and high schoolers each have their own youth group, with regular meetings interspersed with lock-ins, retreats, backpacking trips, and service projects.
Disicipleship & Mentorship
From the Deeper Roots Discipleship course, to the seven Bible studies for men and women, to the small household groups, Alger Park CRC seeks to give its members the message that they exist for God’s mission. Indeed, they have high participation in Kid’s Hope, a one-on-one academic mentoring program with students from Ken-o-Sha Elementary School, as well as with their own VBS.