Covenant Church affirms the sanctity, dignity, and equality of all human beings. We welcome persons of all racial and ethnic heritages, all sexual orientations, all gender identities, and all faith perspectives. We stand for each individual's right to worship God and to respond to God's call in his or her own understanding of God's love.
Covenant Church is a group of inquirers, drawing on the sacred stories of the Christian tradition, the contemporary word, and our own experiences. Our goal is to maintain an open and affirming atmosphere in which we welcome questions, nourish children, and tread diverse paths on the journey of faith.
COVENANT CHURCH exists to worship, to educate, to nurture, to witness, to share.
* Covenant provides an affirming, open context, a theological sanctuary, in which to explore questions of the spirit.
* Covenant empowers individuals to discover and live out their faith/vocation in the world.
* Covenant calls itself and the world to share with those in need.
* We call one another to embody hope, love, reconciliation, creation in all circumstances.
* Covenant nurtures the process of becoming in individuals and in relationships, and cares for their well-being.
* We, as people of God, proclaim to one another and the world the things we affirm.
* The loving presence of God, the teachings of Jesus, and the revealed Spirit throughout the ages.
* The sanctity, dignity, and equality of human beings and the value of all life in the universe.
* Truth as an ongoing process, and the necessity to be explorers in the continuing discovery of faith and understanding.
* The practice of inclusivity in worship and in all other aspects of our corporate life.
* The importance of passing on our knowledge and an understanding of traditions.
Worship at Covenant
Worship at Covenant involves the whole congregation but reflects the particular involvement of a variety of individuals and groups, and presents a number of opportunities for individuals to make contributions.
"Covenant Baptist Church exists to worship . . . " This is the initial claim in our 1989 Mission Statement: worship is our primary reason for being.
Worship comes from the old English: weorth -- worth/worthy, and scipe -- ascribe. We might say worship is our affirmation of what really matters, our expression about what has ultimate worth. Worship is the central act of faith and of this particular faith community. As such, we spend more time and energy and resources on worship than on any other activity. Three of our professional staff people -- Pastor, Minister of Music and Organist -- have their primary responsibilities in the area of worship.