Through our various caring ministries, we seek to embody Christ's gracious love as we sacrificially serve one another. Our deacons look after their care groups; and our various support groups provide ongoing care, support and education to help navigate difficult times. For more information, contact our Congregational Care assistant Kay Austin or (512) 334-3030.
Covenant Deacons have a mission to ensure that members of the Covenant church family receive the care, support and encouragement needed to face life’s challenges. Every Covenant member has a Deacon assigned to them. The care provided by the Deacons allows people to continue to grow and to reach out with Christ's love in Austin and around the world.
Contact: Kay Austin or Jason Florey
The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit—Psalm 34:18
Walking the Mourner’s Path is a Christ-centered, spiritually-directed grief support group for those who are mourning the death of a loved one and are experiencing the pain of grief. Group members become aware of God’s presence and healing comfort as they share their own stories with each other. Participants learn ways to honor loved ones, seek spiritual direction and discover Christ's promise of comfort as they move forward. Two trained group leaders and a Covenant pastor serve as facilitators. Group enrollment is open to church members or non-members and uses a workbook that is available for $25 at the first meeting. Scholarships are available. We welcome anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one whether or not the death was recent. (The eight-week sessions are limited to 10 people.)
Contact: Kay Austin
Covenant Mom’s Group is for new, expecting and experienced moms who gather to experience informative and helpful presentations, share parenting ideas and provide general support for one another. Childcare available. Please make a reservation here at least 48 hours in advance.
Contact: Katie McFarlane
Men in Transition is a support group that aims to help men facing separation, divorce or life after divorce.
Contact: Dave Maxwell
Covenant’s ministry of encouragement offers a pie-making class on scheduled Sundays during the year. Class participants will learn how to make a pie with the expectation that they will also learn the joy of giving it away.
Do you have heart wounds that haven’t healed? Do you wish you could forgive someone who has hurt you? Consider taking the Trauma Awareness and Recovery course. The group follows a practical approach to engaging scripture and mental health principles. We will cover topics such as: If God loves us, why do we suffer? How can the wounds of our hearts be healed? Two trained group leaders facilitate each workshop. (Each workshop is limited to 12 people.)
Career Transitions is a five-week program for those seeking new jobs. The curriculum takes participants through a new stand-alone topic each week, which include LinkedIn, resume and interview pointers, managing the emotional impact of career transitions, and social media and networking tips. Each week is a working session to build skills and create a plan of action. Participants may attend one or all of the sessions. All sessions are free and open to the public. The Christ-centered program enables those involved to gain confidence and strength from the foundation of faith.
Contact: Kay Austin or (512) 334-3030
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Covenant Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Allandale Group of AA, which meets Monday through Friday at noon and in the evening in the Fellowship and Education Building.
Contact: Dallas Maham or (512) 452-3673
Al-Anon provides support for anyone whose life is affected by another’s drinking. Group members attend meetings to find understanding and support by sharing common experiences with each other. Covenant Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the 2222 Al-Anon family group.
Contact: Sandra Winkler or (512) 219-9166