January 9-15, 2021
This Week at Christ Covenant
If you are unable to join us in person, we hope you will join us on the livestream.
Sunday Morning | 10:45 am

"The Valley of Vision"
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Kevin DeYoung
Sunday Evening| 6:00 pm

"Perspectives on the Transfiguration for Christian Discipleship"
Matthew 17:1-13
Blair Smith
To download and/or print the bulletin for worship this Sunday,
click on one of the boxes below or click here.
Spotify is a great way for all of us - young and old - to be able to learn songs we sing together in worship, especially during our Christmas season. You can find this week's playlistby clicking here.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Rom 12:15
Sympathy to:
Jan Clayton on the loss of her husband, and to Justin, Jeremy, and Joni on the loss of their father,
and to family and friends on the loss of one of our ruling elders, Jeff Clayton.
Prayer Guides
We hope you will take time to submit your confidential prayer requests either online at or by email at Your pastors and staff are continually praying for you!

We have new prayer guides for your use that can be found at Each prayer guide is printable after downloading and can be found below.
Sunday School Begins
This Sunday, January 9
We hope you are looking forward to a new Sunday School semester with new class offerings. All Sunday School classes begin at 9:00 am. We have a variety of classes. Our classes will run on a 13-week, 7-week or 6-week schedule, as noted in each description in the Sunday School booklet that can be found in the worship center. You can also read about the class offerings on our website by clicking here. We hope you will find a class that will benefit your relationship with Christ and connect you with others.

Our pastors are looking forward to hosting a time of fellowship and prayer each Sunday morning as we begin class. Regular discipleship and fellowship is a vital part of learning to stand on truth and walk in grace together. If you have any questions about Sunday School, please email
Registration is Open for the New Member Class
Deadline to Register is January 9
The New Member Class is for adults and students 9th grade and above who wish to join Christ Covenant Church. Our Senior Pastor, Kevin DeYoung teaches this class, which covers church history, reformed theology, worship, what it means to be a member of Christ Covenant and practical pointers for being a part of a big church. This class is required for those seeking to join Christ Covenant Church. Our next New Member Class will be held during Sunday School beginning January 16, 2022. The class will meet for 6 weeks from 9:00 am – 10:20 am. If you are interested in attending, please contact Barry Peterson at to register by January 9.
Christ Covenant Welcomes the
Bridge Builders Conference
on Sunday, January 16
Since 1995, Campus Outreach Charlotte (COC) has been serving as a ministry of Christ Covenant Church. Together, we have partnered to fulfill the mission of “Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World.” Today, that ministry extends from Davidson College to East Carolina University. Globally, Campus Outreach is comprised of dozens of franchises that serve under the authority of local churches all around the world. The college campus is becoming an exponentially more diverse setting and it’s therefore vital to have leaders who reflect the campus’ diversity.

The Bridge Builders Conference is a conference hosted by Campus Outreach for all of the minority staff serving along the east coast. Over the past decade, Campus Outreach has seen a tremendous amount of fruit when it comes to the diversity of its ministry. The Bridge Builders Conference is designed to encourage, enrich and educate minority staff members in the work of building diverse laborers on the campus. Christ Covenant members, please welcome our guests on Sunday, January 16 as the Campus Outreach staff join with us in worship during the Bridge Builders Conference.
Biblical Counseling Training Opportunity
Tuesday, January 18
The book, How People Change, describes 6 common facts found in many churches:
Fact 1: Each week, there are people in our church with a multitude of problems.
Fact 2: The Bible says we have everything we need to help these people (2 Peter 1:3).
Fact 3: People usually seek help first from a friend, family member, or pastor before going to a professional counselor
Fact 4: These people will get either no help, bad help, or gospel-centered help from that friend, family member, or pastor.
Fact 5: If they don’t get meaningful help, they will look elsewhere.
Fact 6: They will seek to help others with whatever they found helpful.

The Biblical Counseling Ministry at Christ Covenant exists to provide gospel-centered help to those in need—“God’s care through God’s people.” It is rooted in the truth that God’s Word is sufficient, authoritative, and relevant for life and godliness (2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3-4). It is focused on the practical application of the gospel in the trials and issues of life as we seek to become more like Christ. If you often find yourself drawn to those who are hurting and struggling, yet feel inadequate to help or fear giving the wrong answer then this training may be for you.

Christ Covenant Church is looking to expand our lay-counseling ministry by equipping those who sense God’s call to this important work or are simply looking to be able to provide gospel-centered counsel as you cross paths with those in need. Bob Goudzwaard will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, January 18, at 7:00 pm in the Community Life Center (CLC) Chapel. Any questions, email Bob Goudzwaard at
Women’s Winter/Spring Bible Studies
Registration is open for those who would like to jump into one of our Bible studies this winter or spring! Our Thursday morning study in particular is designed to be entered at any point throughout the year. Childcare is available for select daytime studies! We hope that you will consider joining us as we study God’s Word this year! Visit to learn more about each study and to register.
Elder and Deacon Nominations
Officer Nominations are open! Would you prayerfully consider who you believe could serve our church well as an elder or deacon? Through these offices Christ rules and shepherds his church. All nominees must be male and a member of our church for at least two years by his election (June 2022). The nomination form gives additional attributes of elder and deacon to consider as you are thinking of men in the congregation that will serve our church well. Forms are available at the Guest Center in the Worship Center or online by clicking here. Nominations will be received until Sunday, January 23. Thank you!
Join a Small Group in the New Year
The start of a new year is a great time to get connected to the body of Christ and experience the warmth of fellowship. If you would like to connect with others in a small group reach out to Tom Buiter at
Save the Date for our Missions Conference
February 26-March 6, 2022
Missions Conference 2022 is going to be exciting with our special guest speaker, Julius Kim, the president of The Gospel Coalition. Save the dates for February 26-March 6, 2022. The theme this year is “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith: Global Missions and Me.” Make plans now to join us! More details are coming soon.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Does passion for God fuel your purpose? Do you want to be a blessing as much as to be blessed? Is your prayer “Your kingdom come, Your will be done?” Join us the evening of January 12 for the first of 15 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement and see what God is up to in your life and in the world. Join us in South Charlotte at Providence Road Church of Christ and register today by clicking here. Have questions? Contact Mike Miller at
Envision Capital Campaign
We are hoping to have 100% of the congregation participate in the Envision capital campaign. We are currently at 75%. It’s not too late to turn in your pledge card for the Envision capital campaign! Pledge cards and information about the many upgrades and changes we hope to accomplish through Envision can be found in the brochures and booklets in the worship center and online. You can also make a pledge online at We currently have 75% of families participating and $1,032,823 pledges toward our goal of $1,500,000.
Ways to Pray for Envision
  1. The Project – That all of those who work on the new facilities might know His ways, His compassion, His Grace (Psalm 103:7-8)
  2. The Church – That we would each see our role in this time to build for generations to come (Psalm 103:14-18)
  3. The Mission – That we would grow more and more to be a people who rightly and contagiously praise God (Psalm 103:1)
Pastors' Blogs
Employment Opportunities
Current opportunities at Christ Covenant include:
• Facilities Maintenance (full-time)
Covenant Day School is hiring for various positions. Details can be found at
Watching our Budget
Thank you for your tithes and gifts to all of the ministries of Christ Covenant.
You can give online by clicking here.
Please continue to pray for God’s provision throughout 2021.
This email is our e-Courier weekly newsletter, which complements with the printed copy, The Courier, which can be picked up on Sundays at the doors outside the sanctuary. After it goes out by email, it is made available on the News page of our website. On that page, you can read past versions of the newsletter as well as specific news items about our events in greater detail.
All are invited to join us for worship either in-person or on the livestream at 10:45 am each Sunday morning and at 6:00 pm each Sunday evening. The livestream can be found on our homepage, Facebook, YouTube, or Vimeo