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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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. 

We have planned a dinner to launch this initiative and share more information. The launch dinner is Monday, August 23, childcare will be provided.


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


Threads of Faith Clothing Drive
July 18, 2021–August 6, 2021
Location: Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC US 28031

The Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center is hosting a Threads of Faith event to help our neighbors prepare for school with a new outfit on August 13, 2021. Please help collect outfits, new or gently used to bless our neighbors. Through your gifts we can provide a window of faith, hope and love, as Christ taught us and as Moses experienced. 

The following items are needed for children Pre-k to 12th Grade:

  • Clothes
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Boots and Shoes
  • Pajamas (new)
  • Underwear (new)
  • Socks (new)
  • Scarves & Hats
  • Gloves / Mittens

Items can be dropped off in the cart outside of the reception area throughout the week, or in the blue donation bin on Sunday morning or Monday night.

Threads of Faith Volunteer Sign-up