What should you know about Covenant?
Covenant is a church of Jesus Christ, whose purpose is to "make disciples" according to Jesus' commissioning of His church found in Matthew 28:18-20. At Covenant, we seek to nurture believers in growing in the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:1) and to equip Christians to engage the world as "salt" and "light" in order to make disciples (Matthew 5:13-14). We seek to glorify God, tell others about Jesus Christ, support and encourage one another, teach the Bible and apply it to everyday life, and prepare men and women to engage culture Christianly. Covenant is representative (Presbyterian) in its form of government, reformed in its beliefs, and evangelical in spirit.
Covenant's identity is summarized in these five distinctives or pillars.
Covenant is ...
- Biblical by affirming the Bible as the authoritative Word of God,
- Connectional by affiliating with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)*,
- Confessional by adhering to the Westminster Standards,
- Missional by assenting to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), and
- Relational by encouraging families and building community.
* The PCA is a Presbyterian denomination committed to the authority of the Scriptures as the "sole authority in faith and practice." As a part of this larger group of churches, we are able to offer the stability of solid, clear Bible teaching that stems from a rich history and tradition. At the same time, we are free to use methods to communicate God's Word with relevance to our generation and culture.