As a church family, we have a unique opportunity to build into the lives of children globally. Through the Cove Child Sponsorship project, and utilizing local churches in our Cove Global Family, we will focus on meeting the needs of kids and families in a holistic way. Our sponsorship program is currently in Egypt and South Africa.
When Jesus started the public phase of His ministry He said, 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.' (Luke 4:18, 19, ESV)
Right from the start Jesus told us that His ministry would be aimed at the poor, the sick, the captive and the oppressed. Jesus set out preaching, healing and helping people who were in need. At The Cove Church we are serious about following Jesus. So we want to follow His model of ministry by focusing our efforts for the same people.
Over the last several years we have developed a strategic plan that follows Jesus’ model. Our plan is to focus on children and key areas of their lives: wellness, education, and relationships with Jesus Christ. To break the chain of poverty, people need more than money. They need the hope that comes through a personal relationship with Jesus and His church. The hope that Jesus brings means a better future, here on earth and in eternity.
'Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.'(James 1:27, ESV)