We believe scripture drives what we teach, and shapes how we live in relationship with God. It is the fundamental means by which God has chosen to communicate His redemptive plan. The whole of the Bible points to Jesus.
We believe God created humanity to be in relationship with Himself. Since the sin of Adam, in the Garden of Eden, humanity has been in a state of alienation from rebellion against God. God’s redemptive plan, as recorded throughout the scripture, is to restore the relationship that humanity broke with Him. He did this regardless of our personal sin, to save us from an eternal spiritual and physical death. This was accomplished through His covenant of faith, and completed in the person and work of Jesus. That relationship was restored for humanity, for those who would believe in Jesus, and confess Him as Lord of their lives. (Romans 10:9-10)
We believe in One God who has revealed Himself in a divine unity, which we call the trinity (one God comprised of three persons). Their worth, value, and completeness is perfect in Himself, yet economically they function in a hierarchy. They are equally God, and simultaneously distinct, both at the same time.
We believe the church is made up of those who have responded to His redemptive work of reconciliation with faith in Jesus. The Bible calls His church the Bride, a Body, the Family of God and the Kingdom of God. Jesus loves the church and His love models for us His estimation of its worth and value.
Covenanters affirm a number of beliefs, including:
- The centrality of the scriptures
- The necessity of new birth in Jesus Christ
- A commitment to the whole mission of the church
- The church as a fellowship of believers
- A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit
- The reality of freedom in Christ