Expanding for the Glory of God

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28:19-20

Covenant celebrates the Kingdom of God, in the Community of God, so that the earth may be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord (Hab. 2:14). Therefore, our church is not an end in itself; rather, it exists so that the glory of the Gospel would echo throughout all creation.

 

Ministries Main Page

Local Missionaries and Ministries

The Owen Center

Gary Spooner

theowencenter.com
Covenant supported ministry since 2016

The Owen Center is a counseling ministry working toward a movement in Christ-centered biblical counseling in East Alabama.

Marannook

Keith and Nikki Ray

marannook.org
Covenant supported ministry since 1975

Marannook is a summer training center in the Scriptures for college students with a practical application of that training through working with children/campers.

Women’s Hope Medical Clinic

Daria J. Monroe

www.womenshope.org
Covenant supported Ministry since 1983

The mission of Women’s Hope Medical Clinic is a Christian ministry dedicated to meeting the needs of young women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Its secondary objective is to promote the sanctity of human life and the benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.

Trinity Christian School

www.tcsopelika.org
Supported by Covenant since before 1998

The mission of Trinity Christian School is to help parents cultivate in their children an enduring love of learning, a commitment to serve others, and a dedication to the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, forged from historical models of orthodox Christianity.

Reformed Univerity Fellowship

Wes Simmons

www.ruf.org/auburn
Covenant missionaries since 2014

The Mission of RUF is to Reach Students for Christ and Equip them to serve in God’s Kingdom.

Global Missionaries and Ministries

Dorcas House

Serving in Romania
Victor and Mihaela Tarniceriu

Covenant missionaries since 1999

The Tarnicerius minister through three church congregations. Victor and Mihaela also direct Dorcas House, a home for six orphaned girls who have aged out of Romania’s state-run orphanages. These girls receive spiritual nurturing and education designed to prepare them to live independently.

Orphanage Emmanuel

Serving in Honduras
Wade and Lourdes McCollum

www.orphanageemmanuel.com
Covenant Missionaries Since 2006

Children’s Home Emmanuel was founded in 1989 to help the Lord raise His children in Honduras. Facilities include the church, homes for the children, staff, and volunteers, dining halls, a laundry facility, warehouse, bakery, gymnasium, and medical and dental clinics. Emmanuel is now home to over 400 abandoned and abused children of all ages.

RUF International

Matthew and Sherrene DeLong

www.ruf.org/auburninternational
Covenant supported campus ministry since 2014

RUF International is the campus ministry of the PCA that is specifically geared towards international students. Our main goal is to show the love of Christ to international students at Auburn University through biblical hospitality.

Unreached

We support missionary organizations whose main focus is to reach those people groups around the globe that have the fewest followers of Christ.

>> Learn more about unreached people groups

Mission to the World

Serving in Guam
Mike and Eli Sabin

twr.org/global_staff/sabin
Covenant missionaries since 2000

From Guam, shortwave radio station KTWR broadcasts biblical programs to the Asia/Pacific region.  Several “closed” countries lie within its coverage area.  Mike and Eli have been serving on Guam under an agreement between MTW and TWR (Trans World Radio) since February 2002.

Mission to the World

Serving in Osaka, Japan
Frank Harrell

www.mtw.org
Covenant missionary since 2016

Mission to the World is the overseas church planting agency for the Presbyterian Church in America. Our goal is to see individuals, families, and communities transformed by planting churches.

Ripe Harvest

We support a number of missionary organizations who main focus is outreach to groups of people who may have hearts desiring to hear the Gospel.

Sarah Wentworth

Serving in Bundibugyo, Uganda
Serge

www.engagingfaithtoday.wordpress.com
http://www.serge.org/staff/id-51094

Covenant missionary since 2015

Sarah was given a heart for missions through multiple short-term trips (Peru, Kazakhstan, London, Moldova, and Uganda) with her church. As she was led to pursue long-term missions, Serge’s vision and mission fit keenly with her desire to engage in discipleship and mentoring. She also ministers to the physical needs of the people through veterinary medicine.

Mike and Kelly Maney

Serving with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Covenant missionaries since 2004

Following God’s call to be a part of the solution of caring for missionaries, the Maneys (then with their first 2 daughters, and now with 3) moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007 to be a part of the MidSouth Regional Team of CRU as they serve staff by training, sending, coaching, and debriefing missionaries to many partnership locations such as The Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Sweden, Senegal, and some closed countries in Central and East Asia.

Tim and Lois Hunter

Serving in USA/Africa
Wycliffe-OneStory

www.Wycliffe.org
(including secure online giving)
www.OneStory.org

Covenant missionaries since 2010

The Hunters have been with Wycliffe since 1985 serving in various technical and administrative roles both overseas and in the USA. They currently serve in the area of oral Bible storytelling as part of Wycliffe’s OneStory initiative. Covenant Pres reaches various parts of the African continent through Tim’s training and consulting in the OneStory project.

Bradley and Sara Cordell

Serving in L’viv, Ukraine
Mission to the World

www.thecordellsonline.com

Covenant Missionaries Since 2011

Sensing God’s call overseas, the Cordells joined the MTW Ukraine church planting team in L’viv in 2012. As the largest and most influential city in Western Ukraine, L’viv holds strategic significance in the western region and in the culture. The goal and vision of the MTW team is to plant a church planting church in L’viv and to reach an entire region with the Gospel. The L’viv church plant is the first reformed evangelical church in this strategic city. Bradley serves as the team’s Executive Administrator and Sara works with the women’s and children’s ministries of the church.

Financial Support

We partner with missionaries and missions-minded organizations who are committed to spreading the Gospel throughout the world. We also support local ministries who are committed to serving others in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Each year Covenant holds a Missions Month where we ask our church family to make individual, personal commitments through a “Faith Promise” donation, specifically for missions and outreach.

Learn more about Faith Promise

Upcoming Missions Opportunities

For additional information, or if you would like to join one of the teams, contact David Rouse, Markus Kreitzer, or Heike Williams.

Clarkston, Georgia

June 4-8, 2018

Learn more or join the team!

Palmer Home

June 18-22, 2018

Learn more or join the team!

Missions Message

Weekly Missions Message

No Global Mission Without God’s Mighty Spirit

by John Piper from the Cross Conference|Indianapolis (see full video and transcript here)


I wonder if you know why I have complete confidence that the Holy Spirit is mightily at work in this room right now. Or, more specifically — and this is more important — do you know that the Holy Spirit is right now at work powerfully in your life? Can you identify your experience — and I do mean experience — of the Spirit at work in your life now? This very moment?

I’ll tell you my reason for the confidence that he is at work now in this room, and then you can judge if what I say applies to you. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:3,

No one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

The reason I am confident that the Holy Spirit is massively at work in this room is that hundreds of you say in your heart and with your lips, “Jesus is Lord.” You are here at this conference because of this reality. You say and mean from your heart: “I believe in the saving power, the supreme authority, and the unsurpassed beauty of the lordship of Jesus Christ. That saving, authoritative, beautiful lordship is supreme in my life.” Hundreds of you say that, and mean it.

And the Bible says, You can’t do that except by the Spirit. You cannot. Oudeis dunatai — “No one is able to say ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by in the Holy Spirit.”…

Read, watch, or listen to Piper’s full message at: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/no-global-mission-without-god-s-mighty-spirit

 

Weekly Missions Message

Psalm 96

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.”