Local Ministries 

CRU (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ )

CRU is a global pioneer, innovator, and servant leader in sport ministry. Covenant-First supports Mark and Marianne in their ministry


International Friendships, Inc. (IFI)

IFI is a student organization and Christian community group seeking to promote friendship and hospitality for international students. Pat Durst is Campus Minister at the University of Cincinnati.

International Justice Mission (IJM)

Covenant-First is the hub for the Cincinnati IJM team.  International Justice Mission is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere.  Covenant-First hosts the IJM Local Prayer Gathering every summer and the IJM Freedom Sunday every September to highlight the work of both IJM globally and several local anti-slavery and Fair Trade organizations.   


Navigators Collegiate Ministries

Navigators is dedicated to helping people navigate spiritually, to know Christ and to make Him known as they look to Him and His Word to chart their lives. Ward and Kari Ballard lead the international student ministries.

Ohio Living Llanfair  

Ohio Living Llanfair has a faith heritage as the foundation for all that they do. They have been guided by these faith-based values and a strong relationship with community churches is one way that they live out these values.