Community and World

Mission & Outreach Team Foundational Commitments

  • Mission:  To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
  • Covenant United Methodist Church Vision Statement:  Building healthy families in our community by exchanging a worldly view for a Godly view through life transforming relationships
  • Discipleship Pathway:  Loving God, loving others through worship, learning, serving and community
  • Mission & Outreach Team’s Objectives:  Empowering servants and transforming the world by targeting children and poverty

Core values of the Mission & Outreach Team

  • We believe everyone is called to serve. As stated in John 13:14-15, Jesus modeled serving others throughout his entire ministry. We believe all those who follow Jesus are mandated to serve. We believe this helps us grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We will therefore provide the resources and tools so that everyone at Covenant, children, youth, and adults, are equipped to serve.
  • We believe the best way to make disciples is by our living out our faith with a servant attitude. Based on James 2:18, we will encourage all those in the Covenant community to share the Good News of the gospel though active servanthood, prayer, and faith sharing relationships.We believe that in serving we are called to do no harm. Based on John Wesley’s, Three Simple Rules for Christina Living, “Do no harm, Do good, Stay in love with God”,
  • We believe that our service should empower people towards lives of self-sufficiency. Therefore we will first determine what is appropriate; supporting and/or funding relief efforts, rehabilitation and/or development as each situation requires.
  • We believe we are called to serve the poor and the marginalized locally, nationally, and globally. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus calls us to serve “the least of these”. We will therefore serve and support ministries that work with the poor and marginalized.
  • We believe we are called together to be the church to make a greater impact on the world. Realizing the impact of the first church in Acts 2:42-47, we will follow their example and prayerfully seek guidance on how best to use the resources entrusted to us.Therefore, while we will encourage all people to serve individually, the Mission & Outreach team will concentrate their effort and encourage the Covenant community to focus on three specific ministries as a community.
  • We believe we were created to partner with God. Although use of our time, energy, and money reflects our commitment, we are not limited by the lack of these because God has all the time, energy, and money God needs, therefore we will prayerfully consider any ministry opportunity presented to us not limiting ourselves based on our own human understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6
Leverage agile frameworks to provide a robust synopsis for high level overviews.