“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and faithfulness” —Psalm 115:1 Seek the City 2019 Key Verse
Mission Week 2020:
Seek the City is the “stay-at-home” summer mission trip for Christ Covenant Church. Middle school and high school youth set aside a week in the summer to serve the communities of Charlotte and Matthews. We call it a “stay-at-home” mission because the students and their leaders live on our campus in Matthews, NC, for the entire week. The Covenant Day main gym becomes home base, with hundreds of volunteers sleeping on air mattresses and living out of suitcases. Dinners (donated and served by members of Christ Covenant Church) happen in the lower gym and every night all of the participants meet on campus for worship, teaching, and team meetings.
During the day, 5-8 teams of students and leaders leave to serve all over the city: running sports camps, leading vacation Bible school, partnering with programs in the local schools for at-risk students, serving nursing homes, and completing work projects for senior citizens in our church, to name just a few opportunities.
Seek the City is based on Jeremiah 29:7, where God calls the exiles to “seek the welfare of the city where I have called you.” Students spend each day serving different organizations and ministries in the surrounding area and worship together each evening in a camp-style meeting.