Grace Covenant International is a Family of like-minded churches and ministries, sharing a corporate common vision to reach the world for Christ.
We exist for the purpose of:
Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Teaching Biblical Values.
Ministering to the physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual needs of people throughout the world in the love and power of Jesus Christ.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE MINISTRY OF JESUS. *LUKE 4:18-19
In keeping with our general purpose, we aim to fulfill these objectives:
To provide a spiritual covering for our family of churches and ministries for mutual support, encouragement, spiritual leadership, counsel and accountability to strengthen ministry impact. We believe ministry flows through relationships.
To birth and establish new churches and various ministries in the United States and, throughout the world through our foreign mission works.
To provide training resources and equipping for those preparing for fulltime ministry as well as for every believer desirous of enhancing their ministry skills.
To recognize and affirm individual giftings and callings into fulltime Christian service through commissioning and ordaining ministers.
Our Relationship with Other Churches and Ministries
Grace Covenant endeavors to maintain a healthy balance in relating to its churches and ministries. There is respect for the autonomy of each individual church and ministry, while embracing the strength of serving together in partnership for Christ.We offer connection without control. Our heart is to maximize ministry through covenant relationships which enhances individual ministries and allows for greater corporate Kingdom advance. To preserve this balance, we relate to churches and ministries through the New Testament model illustrated by the Apostles, whose leadership was addressed to spiritual encouragement rather than management. Our goal is to affirm and facilitate ministry in every setting to His Glory.
Our Current Works
Grace Covenant was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit association of Christian churches and ministries. Currently we have a growing number of churches throughout the United States. We also have para-church ministries under our covering. We have foreign mission works in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Bahamas, Paraguay, Peru, Liberia, Italy and Spain. Our Ministry Skills Institute offers practical ministry equipping onsite at MSI Campus-Kansas City, MSI Online courses and Regional Training Conferences and other ministry resources. Grace Covenant continues to develop new works of ministries in the United States and around the world. We are open to adopt like-minded ministries into our ministry family.
We have a heart for orphans!
This means that we have an open heart and open arms to independent churches and ministries that desire to be part of a ministry family. We know the importance of providing a healthy, relational, encouraging and empowering evinvironment for people to grow, ministreis to grow and the Kingdom to grow. We believe that you can do more together for the Kingdom than you can alone.
We embrace diversity!
Our mininstry family is made up of churches and ministries with diverse backgrounds, as well as, cultural and eithnic diversity. We welcome and embrace this diversity and we are building bridges to expand it within our ministry family. We believe God is moving mightily to break down walls of separation in our generation and this is a growing edge for Grace Covenant International. The unity and the diversity of our ministrty family reflects that regardless of background, cultural expression or color, we are one in Christ. In God's sight, there is one race, the human race. It powerfully reflects the Kingdom of God to the world.
"And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and preists to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth" Revelation 5:9-10