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Our Purpose: Why are we here?
To educate followers of Christ on the needs around them and involve them to put their compassion in action.

Our Vision: Where are we going?
To become a compassionate body of believers who aggressively pursues being the hands and feet of Jesus to our community.

Our Focus: Who are we serving?

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At Christ Covenant serving Christ is one of the main emphasis to our vision. We demonstrate God’s love through our words and deeds of service as we meet the felt needs around us. Whether you serve at one of our Operation In As Much Days, volunteer at Christ Covenant, or work with one of our local partner organizations, there are opportunities for you to share your time and talents that God has given you.   CLICK HERE to see all the mercy ministries and opportunities.

Choices Resource Center 
Who They Are: Choices Resource Center in Oak Ridge provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to people who have been affected by unplanned pregnancies and related issues. 
How You Can Help: Parenting class teachers, office volunteers, peer counselors, repairs/maintenance, prayer partner, participate in the annual Walk For Life.  

Compassion Coalition  
Who They Are: A Christian organization that informs, equips, and connects churches to transform lives and communities through the love of Christ. 
How You Can Help: Mentor an individual or family in need of a nurturing community (you will pair up with 4-6 other mentors per family/individual), attend a community luncheon, sign up for their weekly newsletter to address needs as they arise.

The Forgotten Initiative (Foster Care Ministry)
Who They Are: A ministry that brings joy and purpose to the foster care community.
How You Can Help:  stock shelves in donations closet, paint murals, make baby blankets, donate supplies for care bags that go to fostering parents, foster a child. 

Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) 
Who They Are: KARM’s mission is to seek to rescue the poor and needy of the Knox area by providing recovery services in Jesus’ name.
How You Can Help: Disciple an individual who has some training and is in transitional housing, family educator, male table leader for skills class, transportation, serve at the Lenoir City Thrift Store.

Kicko (Knoxville Innter City Kids Outreach)
Who They Are:  Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach (KICKO) exists to equip and empower children in the inner city to fully realize their potential and discover their God given destiny.

KICKO Provides:
- A mobile "Vacation Bible School" ministry, utilizing a cube truck where one side folds down to make a single stage and house everything needed to provide a fun, evangelistic program for children (3-13) and their families in 10 different neighborhoods.

- A "Junior Staff" program that disciples, mentors, and trains the older kids and teenagers in the inner city neighborhoods. This includes monthly activities.

- A summer camp for the children and teens.

How You Can Help:  you can volunteer at a Sonday School site or help with the Junior Staff Program. 

Knoxville Leadership Foundation (KLF) 
Who They Are: A faith-based organization that mobilizes leaders from all walks of life to tackle our city’s biggest problems. KLF seeks to connect people of faith and others of goodwill, to renew our city, creating a better life for people who are poor, vulnerable, and on the margins.
How You Can Help: Mentor children with a parent(s) in prison, help with their home repair program that builds ramps for the disabled, and assist families in transitional housing.

Mission of Hope 
Who They Are: To take hope to the people of Appalachia through evangelical Christian charitable ministries. 
How You Can Help: Donate school supplies in the fall, donate and deliver Christmas gifts to families, or go on a short-term mission trip in the summer to Black Mountain, Kentucky.

Senior Meals Ministry 
Who They Are: A partnership of churches who take turns on Saturdays delivering lunches and making welfare checks for elderly and the disabled in West Knox County.
How You Can Help: Plan, shop, prepare, and/or deliver meals once a month.
2016 Schedule. 

Visitation Ministry 
There are two ways you can serve with our visitation ministry:

1) Visit residents at Baptist Healthcare of Lenoir City. Christ Covenant has adopted a hallway of 6-10 residents that we visit on a regular basis. We need volunteers who will visit weekly, twice a month, or monthly. Volunteers can simply provide a listening ear, play games like Bingo, or take the residents on a walk in their garden.

2) Visit the elderly or disabled connected to Christ Covenant. There are a number of our members or family members of our church members who live in local nursing homes or are in long-term care facilities that would love to have a listening ear. You can serve by meeting with them regularly, praying for them, and listening to them.

Please contact Seth Hammond if you are interested.