Local and Regional Go! Initiatives
Supported by Covenant Church of Naples PCA
Alliance Defending Freedom
The morning Alliance Defending Freedom was launched, Dr. Bill Bright told a story about a little boy who was lost in a wheat field. The townspeople frantically searched for the boy, but they couldn’t find him. Finally, one of the searchers suggested that they all hold hands and walk together across the field. They found the boy, but sadly, not in time to save his life. One of the searchers lamented, "If we had only linked arms sooner..."
Dr. Bright compared the town’s story to the Christian community. The gathered Christian leaders—more than 30 founders of ADF—recognized that Christians, like the town, needed to unite in order to defend religious freedom before it was too late. And so, Alliance Defending Freedom was launched on January 31, 1994, to ensure that religious freedom did not share the same fate as the boy in the field.
CEF | Child Evangelism Fellowship
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship®. Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. CEF has many different ministries for children, but the primary ones are the Good News Club and the 5-Day Club.
The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment.
Email: email@example.com: (239) 272-8148
Chaplains and Military Personnel (PRCC)
Presbyterian Reformed Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel (PRCC) The chaplaincy includes those who bring the Light of Christ into all kinds of hospitals, correctional facilities, hospice ministries, retirement communities, police and fire stations, and businesses. While you are reading this, PRCC chaplains are at work all over the world standing at a bedside, praying with a distraught couple, counseling an anxious Serviceman or woman, officiating at a graveside service, preaching Christ, or leading a Bible study in a far away place. Chaplains, represented by the PRCC, call men and women to faith in Jesus Christ and provide for spiritual growth, and encouragement.
Daughters of Destiny (Prison Fellowship)
Daughters of Destiny, a ministry to incarcerated women in more than 26 states, reaches incarcerated women for Jesus and disciples them while in prison and after release with the goal to lead women out of personal and spiritual brokenness to wholeness and abundant life in Jesus through salvation by faith, God’s grace, and His transforming work. Daughters of Destiny, founded by Covenant members Annie and Mel Goebel, was recently brought under the leadership of Prison Fellowship.Daughters of Destiny1002 Coconut Road, Ste 138-212Bonita Springs, FL 34135,Annie@daughtersofdestiny.org
El Shaddai of Grace Church | Naples, FL
Sanvil Dorsainvil, Pastor
El Shaddai of Grace Church is located on the Campus of Covenant Church of Naples, serving our Haitian brothers and sisters. The mission is proclaiming the gospel through words and deeds and making passionate disciple committed to kingdom work, loving God by serving, reaching other through serving, teaching others for service, exist to proclaim the grace of God and the mission of Christ.ADDRESS:421 Ridge Drive, Naples, Florida, 34108
Gideons International is truly a worldwide ministry. Founded in 1899, we have distributed more than 2.1 BILLION Scriptures, through our 301,000 members in more than 200 countries. We print the Bible in more than 90 languages, including Farsi, which is read by more than 90% of literate Arabs.
Locally, we have been concentrating on placing Scriptures in NCH and Physicians Regional Hospitals, Schools, and Nursing Homes.
www.gideons.org; Email: Liferene@aol.com; (239) 248-8852
HELPS Outreach, located in Naples, distributes food, clothing, furniture and household items and services to families in need in the Collier community without charge. Helps Outreach currently serves over 3,000 individuals per month.
Helps Outreach, Inc. exists to promote the Gospel and the Lordship of Jesus Christ among all people of every race, ethnicity, and social-economic background.
Helps Outreach, Inc. will promote the Gospel and the Lordship of Jesus Christ primarily through the demonstration of His love by providing goods and services, without charge, to those who are among the poorest and neediest in the community.
2025 J and C Blvd #1, Naples, FL 34109
www.helpsoutreach.org; (239) 593-3226
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship | SWFL
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship The current ministry focus is to the campus communities at Edison State College and Florida Gulf Coast University. Led by Bill Harward, this ministry team reaches undergraduate students, students in the nursing program, International students and faculty through Bible studies, prayer events and other special projects throughout the year. Intervarsity extends their thanks. “Thank you for your faithful and vital partnership in prayer and financial support as we co-labor with Jesus on the college campus mission fields of southwest Florida.”
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Brunel Bienvenu
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Brunel Bienvenu Through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Brunel Bienvenu is investing himself in the lives of students and faculty, wherever they are on their spiritual journey, on two of the nine college campuses in Brooklyn.
Jesus Worldwide Radio
Jim and Arlene Channell serve with Jesus Radio Worldwide, a Christian internet radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day, hosted by Jim Channell, and assisted by his wife, Arlene. They aspire to offer the best music and ministries, along with live DJ’s, as many hours as possible. They want to reach a worldwide audience with the gospel of Jesus Christ by using the internet to evangelize and encourage listeners with the best Christian music, teachings, and sharing.
Mission to North America (PCA)
Mission to North America (MNA) coordinates church planting and missional partnerships to serve PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) churches and presbyteries in North America in their mission to grow and multiply biblically healthy churches
New City Church | Orlando
Pastor Eric Stites, New City Orlando Church, and his family are living in the Parramore Ave. area of Orlando. Ministry efforts are focusing on and gathering neighborhood residents to be a part of their church plant. As their core group grows, a public worship service will be established, and a new church developed that will give birth to churches in other pockets in the Central Florida area and beyond.
New Horizons is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children and teens who are growing up in an environment of poverty, academic failure and hopelessness. From its humble beginnings with 20 children in 2002, New Horizons currently reaches 500 children and teens at seven locations in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and South Fort Myers; providing over 100,000 hours of after-school tutoring and mentoring annually at no cost to their families. Core values of honesty, integrity, and personal responsibility are emphasized in daily character education lessons. New Horizons provides the most vulnerable members of our community with the opportunity to choose a different course for their lives through our seven programs.
Nursing Home Ministry
Nursing Home Ministry, along with a small team, and with the help of many of our children at special times, John Summers ministers weekly to about 100 people in four nursing centers here in Naples. These people are largely forgotten by society and families and were delighted to receive small but special gifts this past Christmas. This ministry has resulted in many, some Jewish, coming to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Pregnancy Resource Centers of Southwest Florida
Pregnancy Resource Centers of Southwest Florida (PRC) is a Christ-centered organization that exists to promote the inherent value of every mother and her unborn child. The soon-to-open Medical Center will provide accurate and compassionate care for those most vulnerable to abortion. Our Resource Center will continue to provide education, referrals and a Biblical worldview in all things. PRC believes that every life has a purpose and plan. With this high calling before us, they set out to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and in deed in order to meet spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
St. Matthew’s House is in the business of touching hearts and transforming lives by offering preventative and structured recovery services. Their mission is to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as provide housing for the homeless and food for the needy. They are in the business of touching hearts and transforming lives by offering preventative and structured recovery services. Their mission is to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as provide housing for the homeless and food for the needy. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Storytellers Creative Arts
Storytellers Creative Arts seeks to transform lives through creative arts with Creative Expressions Groups, Arts Outreach and gathering creatives to the glory of God. Each month, volunteers lead 15 + arts outreach sessions in Collier and Lee counties, serving hundreds of men, women, and children to the last, the least and the lost.
Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Their staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them—fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, they earn the privilege of talking to them about something that they think matters most of all—the truth about God and His great love for them. Young Life Collier County touches the lives of countless kids in Naples and Immokalee.