Frequently asked questions
Can I Be in Covenant Players part-time?
Joining Covenant Players is a full time commitment to serve the Lord by going on to the mission field. It is a commitment to do ministry and live by faith and in community 24/7. This is why we ask people to prayerfully and realistically consider the cost, before making a decision to join. There are many tasks and responsibilities involved as Covenant Player. It is not possible or realistic to hold another job or to do studies while serving in Covenant Players.
Covenant Players Yearly Schedule
End of January to mid-June -- Genesis Mission
mid-June -- personal break (usually about 10-14 days)
end June - August -- Covenant Players Covenant College, Retreat, August training and intake of new missioners
August-December -- Exodus Mission
mid-December-beginning of January -- personal break (usually 3 weeks)
Do I have to be a Christian to join Covenant Players?
Do I need to audition?
How can I see a Covenant Players performance?
If you want to see a performance by Covenant Players, contact the Continental office nearest you (i.e. North America, Europe, Australia, and South Africa). The office will inform you of performances in your location that you could attend.
How often do the training sessions occur?
New Missioner Training takes place twice a year - in January and July on each continental campus.
Is Covenant Players affiliated with (attached to) a church or denomination or other organization?
Covenant Players is not affiliated with (attached to) any church, denomination, or other organization. Covenant Players is an interdenominational, para-church ministry that seeks to serve the church and community as a drama communications resource. We are supported only from our performances and donations. Individual Covenant Players come from many different church backgrounds and denominations.
Is there a dress code?
Is there a time commitment to join Covenant Players?
The time commitment to join Covenant Players is 18 months. This includes three 4 ½ month missions in the year and participation at our in-house, semi-annual training sessions in January and July. The commitment is a person’s word of honor that he or she will serve the Lord in this ministry for an 18 month period. This could be done as a GAP year.
Should I keep my apartment and car if I join Covenant Players?
Joining Covenant Players is an act of faith and an opportunity to trust God for all your needs, material and spiritual. You will not earn enough money in Covenant Players to be able to pay regular, monthly bills (i.e. rent, vehicle, insurance, utilities, etc.). It is prudent and wise to free yourself from financial commitments before you join Covenant Players. Pay off your debts first and the Covenant Players’ experience will be more fulfilling and joyous.
What are the requirements to join Covenant Players?
What happens in the interview?
What is involved in the Covenant Players training?
What Is It Really Like Being in Covenant Players?
What is the process for joining Covenant Players?
We ask that you see a performance by Covenant Players and also have an interview with a Covenant Players unit leader or supervisor. In addition to that, the individual needs to complete an application form either on line at our website or by contacting the nearest Covenant Players’ office or getting an application from one of our field units. The applicant will also need to complete a background check and provide 3 professional references (i.e. not friends or family members). You will submit this information to the Continental office of your location. The Recruit Supervisor will be in communication with you throughout this entire process. The final decision for all applicants is made by our International Director, Bobbi Johnson-Tanner.
Where do Covenant Players give their performances?
We perform in churches of all kinds: all Protestant denominations, i.e. Anglican and Episcopal, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Assembly of God, Nazarene, Church of Christ, Pentecostal, Mennonite, as well as a wide variety of independent and non-denominational churches. We also give our performances for Roman Catholic churches, either in the mass or for religious education. In addition, we do a vast amount of performing in the community. For example we perform for public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, retirement homes, prisons, orphanages and other civic organizations. Covenant Players also performs for all branches of the military.