Global Outreach Team (G.O. Team)
Mead Covenant Church is a clearly evangelical church with a strong evangelistic history both in local outreach and international missions. The 1947 articles state the purpose of this church as the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ among our fellow men in this country as well as in foreign fields.
The following are some of the ways that we still seek to fulfill this purpose today.
Operation Christmas Child
Yearly we participate with Samaritans Purse in the Operation Christmas Child program. This effort goes from July till November.
Kids Against Hunger
We raise funds locally to buy designated products. Then a group of volunteers from MCC take a day to package nutritious meals which are distributed worldwide to fight hunger and malnutrition.
Our church regularly engages in supporting members of this congregation in short term mission trips.
Covenant World Missions
We currently support two missionary families through Covenant World Missions: Carl and Karen Groot in Thailand and Pete and Cindy Eckstrand in the Congo.
Haiti – Summer 2016
We currently are sending a team of youth and sponsors to Haiti in partnership with Adventures in Missions.
ROOTS: Releasing Our Own To Save
Over the years God has used our church to train, call and release our own to many areas of the world. If you are interested in learning more about these people you may obtain more information from the church office.
Spirit Lake North Dakota
We make 3-4 trips every year to the Spirit Lake Reservation where we partner with Pastor Larry and Darla Thiele and the Dacotah Oyate Church in Tokio. Dr. Billy Graham describes the Native American people as the most under-reached and under-served people group within the domestic borders of the United States.
Packages with Prayer
Door to door delivery of small gift packages containing a variety of small items to simply say, “Hello neighbor.” The brief visited always includes a question of needs and an offer to pray. An encounter with us the opportunity of an encounter with Jesus.
Thanksgiving Meal Baskets
Each year in November we deliver baskets with the items for the basic Thanksgiving meal to local residents.
SOS (Saints Out of the Seats)
Meeting practical felt needs with spiritual intentionality. At each SOS project we have direct access and interaction with local residents as we help with physical ‘felt needs.’ While helping with practical work projects we minister to the person’s spiritual needs, pray with them, and speak words encouragement into their lives in Jesus name. Many of our SOS days happen as whole church projects on predetermined and announced Sundays and serve as our living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, (as our) spiritual act of worship (Ron 12:1).
Services at Wahoo Senior Care Centers
About four times a year we conduct Sunday afternoon worship services and the Saunders Care Center and South Haven Living Center. This time always includes praying with residents and encouraging them with the love of Jesus.
Overcomer’s Recovery Group
Each Wednesday morning a team from MCC facilitates a Overcomers In Christ Recovery group at the Liberty House in Wahoo. This is both an evangelistic and freeing (deliverance) ministry of breaking down strongholds in people’s lives.