Disciples who make disciples who make disciples.

Why “disciples who make disciples who make disciples”?

Covenant College Ministry is committed to discipling college-age people within the walls of the local church. And we are engaged in equipping others to disciple people outside of the church at PCC, ECU, and the medical schools. Our most magnificent vision, though, is to deploy disciple-makers into all the nations making disciples that we may never see on this side of eternity.


We believe that every follower of Jesus Christ has a transforming community waiting for them and a place in God’s mission for the local church. Take a moment and look through our opportunities.

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Exceptional Coffee.  Live Worship Music.  New Beginnings.

Coastal Fog
330 Evans Street, Greenville
Free parking in front and behind the building after 5:00pm

Fall Semester Dates:
Wednesday, August 22
Wednesday, September 12
Wednesday, October 10
Wednesday, November 14
Wednesday, December 5

The marketplace has always been level ground for people of all races, religious backgrounds, genders, and beliefs. That’s why both Jesus and Paul did the majority of their ministry there, to meet people where they already were regardless of who they were.

LIFT is a place where, regardless of where you’re from, what school you attend, or who you are, you are invited to meet people who love and follow Jesus, maybe even for the first time. It’s a place where live music infused with a Spirit that makes it more than music. You’ll hear stories that reflect your story. Most of all, LIFT could be a place where God starts something new in your heart.

If you are looking for just such a place or have a friend you would like to bring, please join us.


Our small groups are committed to helping people:

  • Know their ID in Christ
  • Increase their daily intimacy with God
  • Engage God’s mission through the local church
  • Transform their personal relationships
  • Identify and employ their gifts, strengths, and passions

All this happens in the context of authentic relationships.

Serving and Sending Disciple Makers Around the World.

CovenantECU is our student organization serving the East Carolina University campuses and surrounding college communities. CovenantECU is committed to helping the Pirate Nation by providing small groups, connectional events as well as provide opportunities to serve abroad.

On campus, we offer a network of weekly small-groups and COAD 1000 classes that equip students with the tools to lead their lives as well as bring Glory to God while leading others. Look below for these weekly on and off-campus opportunities.

7:00-8: 30 PM

You may know we have four accounts of Jesus in the Bible we call Gospels; but did you know you can read them in harmony with each other? Together, they are like having different cameras on the same astonishing facets of Jesus’ life. Discover the Gospel as if you were reading it for the first time again. Contact Joe Cox at 252-717-4772 to join.

8:00-9:30 PM

YoPros are young professionals who are doing life together. They will be meeting through the summer engaging people who are in graduate school or have joined the workforce here in Pitt County. For directions or to learn more about this group contact Jordan Sheets at 910-850-2611.

8:00-9: 30 PM

These HABITUDES are biblical principles for leading yourself through life changes as you lead others. These principles are crafted into memorable language and anchored in imagery that brings it all together for great conversations. This group is co-led by each other and facilitated by Joe Cox. Contact Joe at 252-717-4772 to join.

8:00-9:30 PM

W.I.P.s is short for works-in-progress. It’s also a group of young professionals who are getting together for an in-depth inductive study of God’s word. If you’re in graduate school or have entered the workplace, this group may be a great place to step in. For directions or to learn more about this group contact Coley Clifton at 631-766-6145.

Coed | All College-Age
Weekly | Mondays
6:30-8:00 P.M.

It’s always a good time to play soccer, so come to play soccer with your church family. No skill or previous experience required!
Contact Robby Sheets at 252-327-8731 for more information.

“Being in a small group brought me to some of the coolest people I could have ever met and made me realize that you need a group of people to do life with.”

-Bailey Giles, ECU 2019


Weekly Worship

Saturdays @ 5:30pm
Sundays @ 9:15 & 11:00am*

We worship every weekend at the Winterville campus as a family. We could not create anything more powerful or beautiful than the local church. It’s where we:

  • Meet all the generations of our church to worship as a family.
  • Worship through the gift of music, Word, prayer, and sacraments.
  • Are challenged and changed by the Word of God.
  • Discover our next step as part of God’s mission in the local church.

That’s why we invite all college-age people to take their place in the mission and leadership of the church.

*The majority of our college students join us at 11:00am service and gather in the sanctuary to the right side of the stage. Join us, you might get pulled into a lunch bunch afterward or even to one our monthly free college luncheons.

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Many of us will step out of the bleachers and onto the field someday. But most of us don’t realize how easy and fun it is. Look through these opportunities and find your place on the field at Covenant.

ECU GET-A-CLUE | Navigators

Help us connect with rising freshmen.

It’s awesome when you get to talk about God’s movement at Covenant while helping students get connected immediately. We’re looking for college-age people who love meeting new people, are excited about Covenant’s mission and has a big heart for students ready to start something new. We are building a team that will serve on Wednesday, August 22 from 11am to 3pm on the ECU Mall.

Contact Joe Cox at 252-717-4772 if you’re interested.

WINTERVILLE | Navigators

Helping people find their next step.

Covenant is a big church with lots of opportunities. That’s why each week Navigators engage people in the lobby of our Winterville campus to help them find their next step. We’re looking for college-age people who love meeting new people, are passionate about the mission of Covenant, and are willing to commit a Sunday a month.

Call Al Weston at (252) 916-9901.

CHILDREN | CovenantKids

Making disciples of our little people

Each generation is called to pour into the next in order to make disciples. CovenantKids offers opportunities to serve children ages two months through 5th grade, and they have a special needs ministry called Chipper’s Champs. College students bring a great energy and vibe to the ministry that causes kids to want to connect with them allowing students to be a strong voice in a child’s life.

Contact Melissa Norris at or call 355-0123 x3004 to chat.

STUDENTS | Covenant Students

Cultivating a community of discipleship for students.

Middle school and high school students have energy, passion, and an incredible need for people who will step into their lives and point them to Jesus. We are looking for people who are willing to spend their time investing in teenagers on a weekly basis. If you are following Jesus and want to see the middle school and high school students of Covenant Church follow Him too, we would love to talk to you.

Email Drew Peyton at and include your name and phone number.

COAD 1000: Habitudes for the Journey

Experience Covenant and get College Credit!!!
Enroll now at East Carolina University

COAD 1000: Habitudes for the Journey
Tuesdays from 1:00-2:40pm in Brewster D207.
Instructors: Dr. Sarah Williams and Joe Cox

The objective of COAD 1000 is to assist new students in being successful in their first year of college and beyond. Habitudes are the Biblical building blocks that make up the foundation of each driving principle for transitioning into college life. The class is open to all students regardless of their faith or religious background.

If you would like to learn more, contact Joe Cox at

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College Luncheons

There are always free lunches!

Speaking of lunch, we have a monthly FREE luncheon for college-age people. More than a free meal, it’s where we connect with new friends and give people a chance to learn more about what God is doing at Covenant.

Sunday luncheons happen directly after our 11:00 A.M.
Building B / Room 102 (across the street)

Fall Semester Dates
Aug 19, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 9


Tailgate Engagement

Get behind the Pirate Nation and connect new people to Covenant College Ministry.

Saturday, September 1 from 2-5 pm
Saturday, September 8 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Pirate Club Parking Lot / Bottom of College Hill

More than just a tailgate, TAILGATE ENGAGEMENT is a point of connection for us to share free food, meet new people, and help them get connected to what God is doing at Covenant.

If you have a heart for people, are not overwhelmed by crazy environments, and want to see God do even greater things on our campuses.

Grill with us. Chill with us. Serve with us.

How else can we serve you?

Covenant Church is quickly becoming the church home for college-age people from across town and the world. It happens everytime someone finds their place in God’s mission at Covenant. Contact me and let me know how I can help you find yours.

Joe Cox
Director of College Ministry
IG | FB | TW @1965JoeCox

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