Local Ministries 

City Gospel Mission

Covenant-first serves dinner at City Gospel Mission the third Tuesday of every month, from 6:45 to 7:45 PM. City Gospel is committed to breaking the cycle of urban despair, one life at a time through Christ-centered, relationship-focused programs. Many of the people we serve will be sleeping on the streets later that evening. This ministry gives us the opportunity to minister and witness to Christ, with the hope that some will come to a changed life in Christ.

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. Click here for the 08/02/09 missions update at Covenant-First.

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.


Christ's Crib and the Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center  

Christ's Crib is an outreach focused on providing material, emotional and spiritual support for women facing an unplanned/unwanted pregnancy. At Covenant-First, we are partnered with our local pregnancy crisis center – and the one in Cincinnati that is the most in need of help: Old St. Mary’s in Over-the-Rhine.

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.


United Ministries

Christian volunteers responding to people in need in Southern Kenton Co. and Boone Co.