The pastors of Christ Covenant, understanding that life in a fallen world is often painfully difficult, desire to serve our congregation in meaningful and redemptive ways during times of distress and calamity. To accomplish that, we have put a number of ministries and resources in place that we hope will be helpful.
The Pastor-on-Call may be reached at 704-708-6101 in case of a pastoral emergency.
Our Pastoral Care ministries enable us to come alongside you based on your particular need or challenge. Click on the links below to find out more about these ministries:
Illness and Tragedy
- Pastor-on-Call – There is always a Christ Covenant pastor “on call” 24/7 for emergencies. To reach the Pastor-on-Call, dial 704-708-6101.
- Hospital and Follow-up Care – Pastors and volunteers visit those in the hospital.
- Shut-in Visitation – Our pastors and volunteers strive to visit and encourage our members who are homebound.
- Kendal Ministry – We have care teams that offer help and encouragement on a continuing basis.
- Caleb Ministries – This ministry offers help to women and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early-infant death, or women who struggle with infertility or who are post-abortive. For more information, go to calebministries.org.
Other Pastoral Care Ministries
- Pastoral Counseling – Our pastors consider it a privilege to counsel with members who are struggling in life, to assist them in understanding God’s promises, purposes, and provision in such times as well as pointing them toward sources of assistance.
- Clinical Counseling Ministry – In addition to our pastoral counseling commitments, we also have access to competent clinical counseling resources. Contact Patti McMillan at 704-708-6111.
- Shepherdess Ministry – Trained, mature, godly women called “Shepherdesses” are available for assignments as advocates to women in various forms of distress. Shepherdesses work with the pastors, elders, and deacons in serving the women of Christ Covenant.
- Marriage Ministry – We provide premarital counseling as well as marriage enrichment electives and mentoring. Our pastors and trained lay members also provide help to troubled marriages.
- Divorce Recovery – We offer support groups for those moving through separation and divorce, both adult groups and children's groups.
- Job Transition Ministry – Our elders and pastors are available to talk with members who are unemployed and those who anticipate a job change.
- Set Free Ministry – This ministry offers confidential assistance for those struggling with sexual brokenness.
- Grief Support – In addition to stepping in to serve our families during and just after a funeral, we offer a weekly GriefShare support group along with bereavement teams to relieve a family from pressing concerns for a time after the funeral.
- Counseling Pamphlets – The pastors have provided very helpful pamphlets offering excellent biblical perspective and practical advice on a host of issues such as marriage, singleness, parenting, and psychological problems to mention just a few. Visit the Information Desk in the main lobby of the worship center to peruse the large inventory of pamphlets.
- Widows and Single Moms – Our deacons are assigned to provide ongoing follow-up to those widows and single mothers in the congregation who need assistance with physical/material needs.
- Prayer Ministry – Christ Covenant is committed to praying for the pressing needs of our members as we learn of those needs. You may put prayer requests into the weekly offering or submit your request through our website. Those requests will be prayed over by the staff and church officers in the next days as well as during our monthly day of prayer. At the request of members who have a serious illness, the pastors and elders will also convene and, following James 5:13-18, anoint and pray for the member and family with the illness. You may request prayer and anointing by speaking with any elder or pastor.
- His Abilities Ministry – This ministry serves families with special needs, including cognitive and physical disabilities.
Need to connect with our Mercy Ministries?
Our deacons put a very high value on confidentiality as they assist people through our Mercy Fund and other assistance. But that confidentiality is not intended to be a barrier for people who may want to alert the deacons to a need in another household or in their own. There are several ways to contact our mercy ministries: by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; a call to the church mercy line (704-708-6100); a conversation or call to any pastor or deacon.
- In addition to the ability to provide assistance through our Mercy Fund, the deacons’ collect a special Mercy Offering each month that is specifically for a local mission that our church supports.
- If you have additional questions about our mercy ministries, or would like to be involved in assisting our efforts, please contact your community deacon.