What is a Covenant Church?
We are a small church family with about 100 active members from various backgrounds, several communities and various church experiences. The diversity and dedication of our congregation has been amazing and we are blessed. We are part of the denomination called The Evangelical Covenant Church.
The Evangelical Covenant Church has its roots in historical Christianity as it emerged in the Protestant Reformation, in the biblical instruction of the Lutheran Church of Sweden, and in the great spiritual awakenings of the nineteenth century.
We are an apostolic church. We confess the historic faith of the apostles. We believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Savior and Lord. We accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as “the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct.
We are a “catholic” church. We see ourselves to be part of the universal (“catholic” means “universal”) church of Jesus Christ from the days of the apostles until now.
We are a Reformation church. We stand in the mainstream of the Protestant movement which teaches justification by grace alone through faith alone, as the apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 2:8-9.
We are an evangelical church. We were born out of the revival movement that touched all of Europe and came to flower for us in America, emphasizing the ‘good news’ of salvation and eternal life as commanded by Jesus in Mark 16:15.
Appreciating this classical Christian heritage and hungering for an ever more vital experience of new life in Christ, Covenanters affirm the centrality of the gospel and the freedom in Christ.
Worship: Celebration, Seeking, Applying
Our worship blends traditional elements with a warm, welcoming and free Spirit, celebrating what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. Through music, prayer, and speaking and hearing His Word we seek to discover God’s Truth for our lives and to relate and apply that Truth to our daily living.
Children: Youngest Members of God’s Family
Children’s Sunday School meets every morning at the same time as our adult bible study. Our children join us for the first portion of our worship then youngsters from Pre-K to 2nd grade are invited to attend Children’s Church for the remainder of our worship time.
A Meal, A Participation, A Mystery
The first Sunday of each month we gather around the Lord’s table and celebrate the Sacrament of Communion together.
We believe the Lord’s Supper is for all who are in Christ. All Christians, therefore, regardless of denomination or creed, are welcome at this sacrament.
In addition, anyone who, hearing Christ’s call, desires to express love for God and to feed on the Word and the Bread of Life may also respond by sharing this Holy Meal.