FAITH MINISTRIES

Faith Ministries build up the body of Christ by providing care, support, spiritual growth and community. 

  • Member Care

    We care for the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health concerns of our community. 

    • Marriage, family, and spiritual counseling
    • Prayer and intercession for the needs in our community
    • Health counseling
    • Hospital visitation

    Please contact the church office at 574-2324 with any prayer, health, or spiritual concerns.

  • FAITH ADULTS

    FAITH TALKS: The adult Faith Talks class takes place before the church service, from 9:30 - 10:15 am in the Fireside Room. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss the morning's lesson.


    COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP: Come early or stay after for some coffee, snacks and fellowship time.


    LIFE GROUPS: Small groups meet in homes for Bible study, prayer, fellowship and sharing in each others lives.


    FAITH MEN: Join the men for coffee and conversation, Bible study, and/or service projects.


    FAITH WOMEN: Join the women who meet monthly to connect with each other and for prayer support. We also are involved in planning some all church events as well as a women's Bible study which meets regularly.


  • FAITH KIDS

    Faith Covenant Church has a vital ministry to children. On Sunday mornings, a nursery is available for infants and children up to the age of 4 years old. During the school year at 9:15 amSunday School classes are provided for K - 5th graders. The children actively engage in their understanding of a personal relationship with Jesus by exploring and gaining an understanding of the teachings from both the Old and New Testaments. The children have opportunities to host mission projects supported  by the congregation. Furthermore, they come together for "Pizza Parties" to enjoy time with one another, learn and interact through special projects, drama presentations, or whatever is purposed.

  • FAITH YOUTH

    The youth of Faith Covenant Church (those in middle and high school) are led by Stephen and Jen Drake. Stephen and Jen have been married for 20 years and are currently raising 2 teens themselves in addition to heading up the youth group. The youth join in with the congregation on Sunday mornings for the beginning of the worship service and then they have their own gathering during the sermon. In addition to their Sunday morning group, they are involved in service projects such as Feed My Starving Children, Salvation Army meal service, volunteering for One + One Tutoring as well as other specialized events. Since Stephen and Jen love the outdoors and nature, organizing hikes or camping trips is something they try and add in during the summertime when the youth do not meet weekly, but try and get together for a monthly gathering. 

  • MEALS TOGETHER - POTLUCKS!

    An important ministry is our potlucks where everyone brings a dish and shares a meal together following the Sunday morning service. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and to share in each others lives.

OUTREACH

The people of Faith Covenant Church are actively involved in "making our world a better place" through community outreach and involvement both locally and internationally.

  • DELICIOUSLY HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES

    Pastor Naas is passionate to share some of the lessons he is learning on how to eat healthy by presenting cooking demos and recipes everyone will enjoy. The classes are open to the community and are put on every few months. Donations that are given are passed on to a single mom or dad in the community in the form of a Sprouts gift card.

  • IRON HORSE COMMUNITY GARDEN

    In 2010, the congregation of Faith voted to allocate funds to build a community garden on the property. Church members and friends joined together and built 44 raised garden beds filled with prime gardening soil, ready for planting in the spring of 2011. In 2014, it was decided that more space was needed around the beds, so the overall size of the garden was increased. The gardeners who joined were an eclectic group including families, singles, a church group and a non-profit organization growing vegetables to serve in their local café. Since that first year, each growing season has brought about unique challenges in addition to great rewards proving to be a very fruitful ministry! 

  • TRANSKEI LIFE PROJECT

    The Transkei Life Project operates as an organization working in partnership with a vibrant, informal settlement community called Mthethwa’s Cottage outside of Umkomaas in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to see sustainable development efforts impacting orphans, vulnerable children and the community at large.

    The project creates Community Development efforts positively impacting the lives of Orphans and Vulnerable Children through an After-School Program, facilitating educational and social development, discipleship, and sport initiatives for this under-resourced community.


    Mission Teams from Faith Covenant have travelled to South Africa to help out with the program. Child sponsorship is also available to help with basic needs.

  • ONE + ONE tutoring

    Pikes Peak One+One is a nonprofit, community program. Each year we provide assistance to 10-20 first through third grade children who attend area elementary schools. Classroom teachers refer students who are struggling with reading to us. Children attending this program improve, on average, one to three reading levels per year – far surpassing the national average. 

  • SALVATION ARMY SERVICE

    On the 2nd Saturday of every month a group of volunteers plan, prepare and serve dinner at the Salvation Army Shelter. We serve anywhere from 125-175 very appreciative men, women and children.

  • ORCHARD

    In the Spring of 2017, we planted a variety of apple trees on the Northwest corner of the church, next to the Community Garden! The first year of Faith's Orchard proved to be "fruitful" producing a surprising couple of dozen apples. With a lot of TLC, hopefully in a year or two, we will have a great harvest of apples to bless our neighbors with and to enjoy ourselves!

  • JOY JAR

    The Joy Jar is a ministry to bless someone who needs encouragement. The jar is set out on Sunday mornings with the purpose of collecting extra pocket change which in turn is used to bring joy to someone as the need arises.

Missions

As a congregation we support several local and global missions.

  • COVENANT WORLD MISSIONS

    JIM AND HYDI PETERSON

    Jim and Hydi Peterson are long term missionaries to Japan. Their ministries include theological education, education of missionary children, evangelism and outreach, preaching and sports. To follow their blog, click here.

  • COVENANT YOUTH OF ALASKA (CYAK)

    DAVID AND LAUREN RURIK

    Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK) is a relational outreach, discipleship and leadership ministry for Alaska youth and young adults. A ministry of the Alaska Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, CYAK works in partnership with 19 churches across Alaska for the cause of ministry to young people.

  • Mercy's Gate

    Mercy’s Gate has been serving El Paso County since 1982 by providing life-affirming Direct Services Support, ongoing resources and education, and a growing network of community referrals and partnerships to individuals and families facing crisis. Mercy's Gate compassionately supports struggling neighbors, empowers them to navigate life’s daily challenges, and helps them to experience the transformational power of Christ.

  • One challenge (oc international)

    RAY AND DIANE SANFORD

    One Challenge is an inter-denominational, international, Christian faith mission sending agency. OC empowers local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We believe that whole nations can be reached for Christ. With more than 500 mission workers, OC is involved in Missions Mobilization, Church Planting & Growth, Education, Holistic Ministry, Leadership Development, Member Care, Partnering & Bridge Building, Research, Sports Ministries, as well as Business for Transformation.