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Mercy Ministry

Mercy Ministry

Compassionate co-laborers reaching out in mercy

“Mercy to the full range of human needs is such an essential mark of being a Christian that it can be used as a test of true faith.”          Pastor Tim Keller, Ministries of Mercy


Mercy Ministry VisionCovenant Church of Naples will be well known for reaching out in mercy to those overwhelmed with life situations and spiritual needs.


Mercy Ministry Mission | Provide immediate short term relief, long term development toward self-sufficiency, and an introduction to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Mercy Ministry & Flourish Now | Job Fair at Covenant

Friday, February 23 | 8 AM - 5 PM | Fellowship Hall
Mercy Ministry is partnering the Flourish Now and their Work2Win program, a national charitable organization which stands ready to assist Covenant Mercy Ministry in implementing our Long-Term Development goals.  The Flourish Now mission statement is “To help individuals restore dignity through meaningful work and positive relationships while helping them become self-sufficient.” The organization is comprised of three programs:
• Safe Families for Children
• Work2Win Ministry
• True Charity
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Questions or to volunteer? Contact Dave Stauffer,

What is mercy?

“Mercy is compassion toward those who are in need, resulting in action to alleviate that need through acts of charity leading toward self-sustainment. Mercy consists of two parts: charity or relief and development. Mercy in the form of relief is the response of love to immediate human needs. Development is mercy extended to the poor in ways that empower them to help themselves, not only so they can become independent, but also to be merciful to others.”            Randy Nabors, Merciful

What is Mercy Ministry?

At Covenant, the Diaconate coordinates, leads and trains volunteers as we reach out in mercy through:

  • Short Term Relief | Relief in the form of financial and spiritual assistance to meet an immediate or short-term crisis.
  • Long Term Development | Assistance that empowers an individual or family toward independence and self-sustainability.
  • Widows and Widowers, Senior Singles | Compassionate support and spiritual love to our elder members in need.
  • Physical Assistance | Home repair, transportation & moving

And YOU can be part of Mercy Ministry!

Contribute to the Mercy Ministry Fund | The 1st Sunday of each month, we collect a special fund to meet the financial needs of those seeking relief. If you are not in attendance on the 1st Sunday and would like to donate to the fund, please send your check, payable to Covenant Church of Naples, and mark “Mercy Ministry” in the memo. Mail to Covenant Church of Naples, 6926 Trail Blvd, Naples, FL  34108.

• Volunteer in Mercy Ministry |We are all called to reach out in mercy! As Tim Keller says, “Mercy is not optional or an addition to being a Christian.” Is the Lord tugging at your heart of compassion for those seeking relief? Contact Ed Stranberg,, or (239) 494-3421  or Michael Fisher, or (616) 826-1057.

Core Values

We will:

  • Adhere to Biblical principles
  • Maintain total confidentiality
  • Respect those served
  • Avoid contributing to a cycle of dependency
  • Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Serve without discrimination.
  • Comply with all church policies & procedures

Mercy Ministry is directed and supported by the Covenant Church of Naples Diaconate** which oversees:

  • Worship service ushering
  • Sunday parking assistance
  • Assists with care of church property
  • Emergency medical assistance, security and disaster relief Community ministry support
  • Widow and Widowers, and Senior Singles
  • Transportation assistance
  • Home repair
  • Household relocation & moving assistance

**Click here for a full list of previous and active Covenant Deacons.

Our Vision
A loving family, dependent on the Holy Spirit, committed to the Word, growing in grace, reaching out in mercy.

Our Mission
We will develop and deploy fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ to disciple our family, community, and world.

A member of the Presbyterian Church In America

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