Each week, our students have the opportunity to participate in New Life Covenant's outreach ministries. These opportunities include youth and young adult discipleship, food pantry, homeless outreach, and human trafficking rescue.
New Life Covenant Church offers various weekly outreach ministries that help bring a positive impact on our local community.
Bridge 2 Life is an outreach ministry that meets the needs of hundreds of homeless people under the bridges in the city of Chicago. We provide food, clothing, hygiene packets and prayer.
Volunteers go out every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday into the streets to bring a meal of hope to the homeless. Over time we develop a relationship with the people we come across. Once a relationship is developed we are able to better meet the need of each individual. Most of the time they prefer prayer over a meal and an ear to listen to them. A majority of homeless people do not have any family and so our goal is that they would feel that we are their family through our acts of kindness and many visits to them on the streets.
Helping women find their true identity in Christ through every rose we give while providing resources to help free them from prostitution & trafficking.
Volunteers meet every Friday night from 9 pm to 3 am. We prepare the roses that will be given out to the women and attach our cards to them. Every rose is prayed for. The team takes time to worship and pray before we hit the streets. We then load up into the van and scour different tracks for hours at a time in search of women that have been affected by life controlling issues such as drugs, alcohol, prostitution and human trafficking.
We approach women with a single red rose, whose beauty expresses the promise of hope and new beginnings. They are encouraged, prayed for and offered a way out of this lifestyle.
The pantry is located in Humboldt Park which is a low-to middle-income, mixed African-American and Hispanic neighborhood. The demand for help in Chicago has been increasing, and the region is supported by a number of food pantries and non-profit organizations that can assist low income families and others who need help.
Run solely on the work of volunteers, every Saturday the doors of the food pantry open to the community providing groceries to feed over 200 families a week.
Supplying the needs of hungry people is the goal of the food pantry. They also believe in educating the community about hunger and collaborating with other resources that will help address basic human needs.
In addition to distributing groceries, they also dispense clothing. Human dignity is restored when those who don’t have the means to buy clothing for daily wear, job interviews and special occasions are given the opportunity to shop for free.
They meet every Saturday at the New Life Community Center located at 2704 W North Ave. Volunteers arrive at 9am and food is distributed from 10:30am to noon. Families begin to arrive and form a line outside our facility as early as 8am.
The Hope House for Teens is a residential, transitional and support program for teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to provide a safe place for teens who are struggling with issues such as abuse, homelessness, abandonment, or an out-of-control lifestyle. They are committed to sharing the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ by providing teens with a program of support; resulting in restored hope, health and a totally new life.
They are dedicated to empowering at risk youth so they can become productive citizens in their home, school, and community.