Make a Covenant of Action
Covenants of Action are formed when two or more congregations from the same city or region – sometimes as geographically close as down the street from one another – engage in serious and hard conversations about what it means to form a covenant with each other.
The congregations forge new bonds of fellowship, and identify a pressing issue in their communities to work together to address. Covenant of Action projects have included literacy programs, food justice initiatives, and economic development advocacy, but we encourage new covenant partners to think creatively to identify an issue specific to their community that God may be calling them to address.
The New Baptist Covenant will work with you to identify a partner church or organization from a different racial or ethnic background. We can also help strengthen an already existing relationship.
As you create your Covenant of Action, New Baptist Covenant leaders will guide you and your partner through a process of exploration and discernment about what it means to form a covenant with each other, your collective passions, your joint resources, the pressing needs of your community and what particular community need God is may be calling you to address.
As you are in covenant with each other, we are committed to being in covenant with local partners. Throughout the year, the New Baptist Covenant provides assistance to covenant partners through coaching, educational resources, and help sharing your story. We also offer Covenant of Action Grants that you can apply for to support the work of your Covenant of Action.