Covenant Presbyterian Church worships and serves our Lord Jesus Christ. The life of Jesus is accurately and historically recorded for us in the four gospels. Jesus was not a mere historical personality, but His life and death affected a new spiritual reality prophesied in the Old Testament. By His life of absolute obedience, He demonstrated that He was a perfect, spotless sacrifice. In His death, by crucifixion upon the cross under the condemnation of a Roman tribunal, Jesus offered to the Father the sacrifice necessary to satisfy God’s just wrath against our sin. After Jesus’ real and physical death, the Father supernaturally raised Him from the dead. Jesus ascended into heaven and sits in rule at the right hand of the Father.
Covenant Presbyterian Church acknowledges the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit. Without the work of the Spirit, we would remain in our sin and misery. It is the Spirit that removes our heart of stone and replaces it with a heart of flesh. Conversion is the work of the Spirit, however the work of the Spirit does not end with conversion. The Spirit is the animating force behind our spiritual growth. The continuing health and vitality of the church depends upon the work and outpouring of the Spirit. All too often the church exchanges the true power of the Spirit for the excesses of enthusiasm.
Covenant Presbyterian Church considers the worship of God the most important aspect of church life. There is no church without the corporate worship of God. Eliminate the public worship of God, and you have eliminated the church. Not only is worship crucial to the life of the church, but it also reveals our appreciation of the God we serve. We bow before the terror of holiness. In reverence and fear, we worship the Lord only as He has instructed us. The benchmark for worship is not those elements that we find comfortable or entertaining. We do not worship God merely by our own devices. Rather, we govern our worship according to the instructions the Lord has given to us in the Bible. For example, while drama may provide a unique media for conveying truth, the Bible does not permit dramatic forms in the public worship of our Lord. Only those elements and methods dictated by scripture may be included in our public, corporate worship of our Lord. Since the Bible dominates our lives, it also dominates our worship. We read the Bible, preach the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible in the sacraments.
Covenant Presbyterian Church appreciates the fellowship of believers. Fellowship is more than coffee and donuts before Sunday School. It is more than shared meals or common fundraising events. Fellowship includes more than gatherings on Sunday. Church life means sharing our lives with one another. Our church is an extension of our individual families. Love dominates our relationships with one another.
Covenant Presbyterian Church places supreme importance upon the revelation of God written in the Bible. The Bible is the only infallible, complete, and final communication of God to man. Everything we do or believe must come directly from God’s Word. It is the axis around which our entire world revolves. We do not rely upon the opinions of man, but solely upon the Word of God.