Local, National, and International Outreach
Missions have always been at the core of New Covenant Church and we are excited that our program, Global Focus, extends around the world. We believe the good news of Jesus is the best news in the world and that God has empowered ordinary men, women and children to touch people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ. We choose to reach out to people locally, nationally and internationally by serving, loving, caring and sharing the gospel.
Local and National Missions
We believe God has called the leaders of New Covenant to equip and mobilize our local resources to evangelize our community, state and nation. We provide multiple opportunities every year for the church share their faith as they feed and shelter the homeless, pack meals for starving families around the world, work on a variety of building projects, provide support to our local military families, support activities to stop sex trafficking, and more!
Our Local Partners are listed below.
New Covenant provides monthly support to eight international partners located across the globe. We have designated approximately 15% of our annual tithes to fund outreach activities in Thailand, Africa, Germany, India, Philippines and Mexico. In addition, we support an ongoing outreach to our unreached, unengaged people group, the Mimi Tribe in Chad.
Our International Partners are listed below.
Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions
Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions (H.E.L.P) is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to mobilizing the community to empower homeless families, individuals and those in crisis to strive for self-sufficiency.
Forrest Elementary School
Alfred S. Forrest Elementary is our neighborhood Title I school serving over 500 students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. The Title I Family Engagement Program collaborates with schools and communities to support school goals, empower families and increase student academic and social success. Forrest Rangers benefit from extra instructional support services and a Family Engagement Specialist.
Southeastern Correctional Ministry
SCM’s ministry began in July of 1981 with two people conducting a Bible Study for inmates at Nansemond Correctional Unit. It has since expanded to 23 institutions with over 200 volunteers serving as Chaplains, Bible teachers, counselors, course graders, literature distributors, audio/visual operators and musicians.
CareNet Peninsula supports any pregnant woman who needs help in her decision making or in finding resources. They come alongside women who, in the absence of services and support, feel their only resort is abortion. Care Net does this by offering a variety of services at no charge to their clients: pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, counseling, parenting education, adoption and medical referrals and free baby and maternity items. They also offer support groups to bring healing and freedom found only in Jesus Christ to those who struggle after past abortions.
Mike and Treesa have been involved in missions since the early 1980s as a part of Wycliffe Bible Translators, teaching in schools for missionary children. They began working at Faith Academy in Manila in 1988 while also working with a local Filipino church ministering to poor children and teens. Mike later served as principal at the Indonesian school in Davao.
Dan and Laura Jennings
Dan’s family has been a part of New Covenant Church since the 1960’s and Laura since the late 1970’s. They have been involved in International Mission’s as a couple since 1983.
Dan is President of International Equipping Missions (IEM), which is an outreach ministry to teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. IEM exists to fulfill the “Great Commission” of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through large open-air events, dental hygiene evangelism in schools, literacy programs in remote villages, as well as teaching in churches to equip believers to reach the lost. The Lord has enabled IEM through Dan and Laura to be a support to church planters and leaders in West Africa and Europe.
Maury and Pam Middleton
Maury and Pam received a missionary call while in college at Virginia Tech. They were married in 1978 and went to SE Asia in 1981 to work in Thai evangelism. They have since done overseas missionary work in 15 countries. After several years back in the States, they returned to Thailand in October 2008 where their primary focus is on: evangelism, discipleship and mercy ministries.
Neal and Elke Newman
Neal was sent out by New Covenant Church in 1986 to minister among the Turks in Germany. Neal met his wife Elke in Cologne, and they were married in 1990. The Newman’s have seen the establishment of one of the few Turkish-speaking churches in Germany and are actively involved in various forms of evangelism and another church-planting work in their area.
John and Kim Quinley
John and Kim went to Thailand in 1989 and amid serving, raised a family of four. They have served in Frontier Church Planting in southern Thailand, Thai National Educational Development, Christian Microenterprise Development, the founding and leading of Step Ahead in Bangkok for 1,200 working poor families in 2002, and continue to work across Thailand. Their work as faith missionaries also had them very involved in tsunami relief in Southern Thailand along with other areas of service to poor children and families.
Today, Step Ahead leads initiatives for strengthening hundreds of families through a core program called “Keeping Families Together,” assists the Thai government with policy and legislation development for family-based orphan care, and provides assistance to refugee families.
Mary has been involved in reaching the lost masses of India since 1971. Presently she is based locally and spends several months in Asia each year conducting open-air Gospel crusades. They have reached millions of people during these crusades which are held in cooperation with local pastors who do the follow up ministry.