Local Compassion

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12

 Every Christ-follower has a unique calling in carrying Christ’s Great Commission (1 Peter 4:10). Therefore, our desire is to see Grace Covenant congregants engage the community in which they live to manifest the love and life of Jesus. While we can join in various ways to share Christ’s compassion and message, at times, it is more effective to come alongside and strengthen others who are already at work in our community.

In this season in the life of Grace Covenant, we believe God is calling us to engage in the power of partnership. We believe Grace Covenant is to carry out the mission and ministry of Jesus locally by focusing on the following areas of community need:

  • Support At-Risk Families
  • Invest in Youth
  • Serve an Immigrant Group
  • Care for Orphans and Stand for Life

As we strive to fulfill our mission, we will establish ministry partnerships with organizations that have a proven track record. Below are our current ministry partners and information on how to get involved.

General Outreach Opportunities

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Thanksgiving Baskets 2021

This year we are once again privileged to bless the families in our church and throughout the Lake Norman community who are experiencing a challenging holiday season by providing Thanksgiving dinner baskets on Tuesday, November 23. We would love for you to get involved! You can refer a family in need, volunteer to pack or deliver baskets, or you can donate to cover the cost of a meal for a family in need (average cost is $30). We ask for monetary donations in lieu of food to ensure uniformity among meal boxes. Thank you for loving and serving your community!  

Click here to refer a family

 Volunteer opportunities at the Cornelius campus include:

  • Basket Assembly: Unloading food items, assembling and filling boxes. 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Delivery Drivers: Make deliveries to families unable to pick up their baskets. Start @ 3:00pm; all deliveries will be en route by 5:30pm.
  • Car Loaders: Help carry baskets to cars for people picking up their baskets on Tuesday. 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Click here to volunteer

Donate

Please note, unused funds from the Thanksgiving Blessing Basket outreach may be used for the Joyland Christmas Store outreach as both events are part of our holiday fund.


Adopt-a-School

We are starting a new community partnership under our Invest in Youth strategic pillar with J.V. Washam Elementary School. We are looking for volunteers with a desire to work with students and teachers to be part of an ongoing care and support team. The commitment level will vary based on the role.

  • Lunch Buddies — be a buddy/mentor and have lunch with students
  • Reading Buddies/Tutoring — support students with classroom learning or just reading with students
  • Appreciation Baskets — monthly distribution of appreciation to the staff with snacks, cards, and
  • Prayer and covering — commit to praying for teachers, administration and students.

Click here to signup


Servir a la comunidad de inmigrantes hispanos

Uno de los cuatro pilares de estrategia del Ministerio de Compasión es servir a un grupo de inmigrantes. Estamos lanzando una oportunidad de ministrar y facilitar recursos para servir a la comunidad hispana/latina. A través de eventos de alcance brindaremos servicios en cinco áreas claves de necesidad: inmigración, oportunidades laborales, oportunidades de vivienda, programa de enseñanza del inglés como segundo idioma y servicios de salud. Estos eventos de alcance incluyen oportunidades para evangelizar.

Para más información, escribir a Giovanni Solorzano - or Jackie Solorzano -

Serve Hispanic Immigrant Community

One of the four pillars of our Compassion Ministry strategy is to serve an immigrant group. We are launching a ministry opportunity to facilitate outreaches and serve the Hispanic/Latino community.  As we provide periodic outreaches, we will provide services in five key areas of need: immigration process, labor opportunities, housing opportunities, ESL training program, and health services.  These outreaches will also include evangelism opportunities. 

For more information, email Giovanni Solorzano - or Jackie Solorzano -


Hope House Foundation

The mission of the Hope House is to provide transitional housing and supportive services to women and children who are experiencing homelessness in order for them to procure long-term housing and self-sufficiency.

Hope House Orientation Video

Hope House Team Descriptions

Hope House Orientation Sign-Up Form


Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center

The mission of the Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center is to enrich the quality of life in our community by providing programs and resources that may not be otherwise available, while demonstrating the love of Christ to all people.

CARE Center Opportunities