Covenant’s congregation has built a campus with the community in mind. Our hope has been that our church home would also be a place where people could encounter the grace and healing of God in a variety of ways. We welcome partners to our campus who help further that mission.
- NAMI Greater San Antonio
- Boy Scouts of America
- Epiphany Anglican Church
- Presbyterian Church in Cameroon
- Live Oak Singers
- River City Christian School
- Caregiver Respite Ministry
- Monday Night Men’s Basketball
- Castle Hills Fire Department
- Communities in Schools
- Fiesta Castle Hills Parade
NAMI Greater San Antonio
The vision of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is that it “envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.” Its mission is to “provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.” Covenant supports NAMI Greater San Antonio (https://www.nami-sat.org/) by being the host location for its monthly general membership meetings (with upwards of 100 people in attendance many months) and for its educational classes (Basics, Peer-to-Peer, and Family-to-Family). Covenant’s own Beautiful Minds Mental Health Ministry (make this a hyperlink to the BMC page?) supports NAMI Greater San Antonio and learns from it.
Epiphany Anglican Church
This congregation (https://epiphanyanglicansanantonio.com/) has nested at Covenant for about 15 years, worshipping in our sanctuary at 12:15 p.m. This congregation describes itself as “a diverse, Christ-centered, multicultural Anglican community. As such, we strive to be a community in which a person finds support and nurture for spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth; we strive to be a non-judgmental and caring environment where people can experience the presence of God and follow the way of Jesus through the fulfillment of the commandment to love the Lord our God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.” Covenant and Epiphany share in ministry through joint worship services and meals and through opportunities to serve the community around us.
Presbyterian Church in Cameroon in San Antonio (PCCSA)
This congregation launched as a new church development in February of 2022 and began nesting at Covenant in February of 2023. Covenant and PCCSA have already shared about a half-dozen combined worship services and a few meals since the fall of 2022, most of which have also included Epiphany Anglican.
Boy Scouts of America
Cub Pack 537 (https://pack537.org/), Boys’ Troop 537b and Girls’ Troop 537g all meet at Covenant. Covenant is the Chartered Organization for these three BSA units. The Cub Pack has been at Covenant for almost 45 years. The Boys’ Troop launched during the spring of 2022, and the Girls’ Troop launched during the winter of 2023. Covenant will soon hire a part-time Scouting Coordinator to help support the health and growth of these scouting units, facilitate engagement between the church and the units, and represent the congregation to these units.
Live Oak Singers
This is “an LGBTQ+ and friends chorus in San Antonio, TX! Founded with the mission of building bridges between all communities through philanthropy, outreach, and musical performances. Begun in 2014, the Live Oak Singers (http://www.liveoaksingers.org/) serves the community by opening hearts & minds to love and acceptance through the power of music.” Covenant welcomes the Live Oak Singers to our campus in June 2023, providing welcome, office, and rehearsal space for this outstanding chorus and community outreach group.
River City Christian School
This school (https://www.rivercitychristianschool.org/) provides a Christ-centered environment in order to educate students who learn differently, thus offering hope to their families. River City Christian School is a unique, Christ-centered, safe environment for children with learning differences. The school’s specially trained teachers and multidisciplinary curriculum enables our children to learn and grow spiritually, academically and emotionally. River City Christian School specializes in educating students, from K through 12th grade, who have learning differences, which include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyscalcula, Asperger Syndrome and Central Auditory Processing Disorder, among other learning challenges. Covenant has been providing use of its gym for River City’s basketball and volleyball teams for over a half-dozen years.
Caregiver Respite Ministry
Covenant plans to launch this ministry in the fall of 2023, opening our doors one day a week from 10 am to 4 pm to care for senior adults with mild to moderate dementia and thereby also providing their caregivers with an opportunity to schedule time with friends, go on a hike, or otherwise focus on their own selfcare for a while.
Castle Hills Fire Department
The mission of the CHFD (https://www.cityofcastlehills.com/2156/Fire-Department) “is to provide the highest level in rescue, fire suppression, and emergency services; to ensure the safety of our residents, community, and guests.” Covenant supports the firefighters through the use of our gym for them to play basketball and relax.
Communities in Schools
“For over 30 years Communities In Schools of San Antonio (https://www.cissa.org/) has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” Covenant supports Communities in Schools by providing meeting space in our Mission Hall (multipurpose room) for their planning meetings several times per year.
Fiesta Castle Hills Parade
Each April, the parade for Fiesta Castle Hills (https://castlehillscommunityorganization.org/fiesta-castle-hills/) utilizes our parking lot to help stage the floats and groups participating in the parade. Covenant also welcomes the community onto our campus that morning by providing access to our restrooms and snack bags for participants.
Monday Night Men’s Basketball
A decades-long tradition of men gathering on Monday evenings to play pick-up basketball games is what unites this group. Most are not connected to our congregation, but simply enjoy the opportunity to connect with other men and play ball. This is another way Covenant opens its doors to the community.