We started weekly vision casting bible studies on September 14, 2008 to establish our focus and direction for this new church. This in turn lead to a regular Friday men’s prayer breakfast and bible study as well as a women’s mid-bible study in Ephesians. This was a very significant time in which God expanded our vision as men and women, who began to share a mutual concern for one another spiritually.
Our next major step in the life of this church plant was regular public worship which began on Sunday, January 4, 2009. We then started our first community groups that fall with approximately 30-40 people in regular bi-monthly gatherings. At the same time, we began a new members and inquirer’s seminar in the home of the Wilckes. Over the next year, this allowed us as a church to gather forty-seven people to be trained and instructed in the biblical necessity and priority of the Church of Jesus Christ. These men, women, and children took formal vows to become members of the Christ Covenant family. In the Winter and Spring of 2010 we nominated and trained six men to become officers who would lead this church into the future. Bob Barber and Shaun Sipe were elected as Elders, along with the pastor, to establish the first Session of this church. We finally celebrated being recognized as a full-fledged church (particularized) in our denomination (PCA) on Sunday evening, September 12, 2010. On October 31, Dick Brankstone, Rab Edwards, and Scott Sartor were installed to serve as deacons for this congregation and community.
We believe this is the very beginning of our desire to know Christ and make him known in Hernando, DeSoto County, and the uttermost parts. Come join us!