The men of the Covenant House Parish are strong and valiant men of the kingdom of God. The men’s ministry is one that focused on building families and building God’s church.
The men have breakfast meetings wherein they lay out the vision for their families and the church. They are the Covenant Pillars. They are the pillars upon which the family was constructed and the pillars against which the walls of God’s church and his people are erected.
A Message From The Covenant Pillars:
Covenant Pillars – Fulfilling Divine Purpose
We thank God for His faithfulness during the year for all He has done – God showed us mercies, forgave sins and restored the fallen; healed diseases; delivered from accidents; granted jobs and business breakthroughs; gave children, cars and houses just to name a few. In the midst of the challenges during the past year, God gave us peace at the Covenant House. Men were not mobilized at any time to deal with an emergency!
What is a Pillar? Pillars represent strength and provide stability to buildings. Pillars are strategically positioned around the house to ensure that the building can stand the test of times and seasons. God is the owner of the “building” called “Covenant House”. This is not necessarily the physical structure that we see but the conglomerate of members and worshippers. God has strategically placed us as men in this Church and not make it a children, teens, youth and women only Church because he has the need for us as men to provide the backbone and leadership for the Church.
Some of us never really set out to be worshippers at Covenant House but God orchestrated series of events that made us stay – God has at least an assignment for each of us here: to be Pillars in His house.
As we look forward to the coming year, we need to reflect on the divine requirements of our roles as men in the House – what is God’s plan for us for the year? Why are we in this this Church? What would God have us do? Acts 9:3 – 6; says “As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
We do not want to be immobile like Saul before we ask God what He would want us to do for Him. There are a lot we can do as men united for God’s cause in the House – we can provide example of good Christian conduct and service for the children and young ones to follow. God want us to unite and solve certain problems in the lives of men and other members in the Church. God expects us to provide RELIABLE support for the pastor of the Church and help drive the next level of growth – can God depend on us to be there when we are required? We need to be at the fore front in Christian service. To this end, we hope to see more men enlisting in the workforce in Church in the year ahead and make part of their time available to serve – the work should not be left to others to do, WE CAN BE INVOLVED! Men will be busy next year doing their business and jobs; we pray that they will be very successful and profitable in Jesus name, and look after their families very well, but we should not end there but remember that God has assignment for us in Church also.
God bless our men, the Pillars in God’s House!