We know it can be a little unnerving to step into a new thing, especially when you’re not exactly sure about the details. So we want to give you some more info about who we are at our core and answer some basic questions.
At Our Core
Our core doctrines are the statements of fundamental truths that shape our actions, thoughts, and life's. It is the truths that we hold to be true in how God has revealed himself to us and how we interact with God.
What To Expect
Sometimes getting to know someone stirs up a lot of questions. So let us help you by answering some of the most common questions we hear about the church to give you a picture of what Covenant Church looks like week to week and hopefully address issues important to you
What will the worship service be like?Covenant Church has always been a place where we keep it very simple. It’s relaxed but focused. We don’t need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. We believe that Jesus is enough. Here’s what you can expect during a typical worship gathering: Singing During the gathering, our worship team will lead us in a number of songs. Covenant Church strives to balance new, original music with some of the great hymns of our faith. As we sing our focus is not ourselves or the people around us, but telling Jesus how much we love Him. So no matter what kind of voice you have, sing out with all of your heart. Teaching At Covenant Church, we believe that the Bible is God’s gift to us to show us who He is and what He’s done for us. Our habit is to preach verse-by-verse straight through books of the Bible. Why? We believe the Bible is not a series of disconnected stories but every single verse points us to the grand narrative of grace, hope, freedom, offered only in Jesus. So each week, our goal is to examine Jesus like a bee hovering around a flower at different angles. He alone fosters true joy and worship. If you don’t have a copy of the Bible with you, we have a copy at the entrance – feel free to use one of ours. If you don’t own your own Bible, please take one of ours home as our gift to you. Prayer One of the greatest privileges we have as followers of Jesus is being able to pray with boldness and confidence. We’ll pray together throughout our time, and if you would like to have someone pray for you, then any of our pastors would be honored to pray with you after the worship gathering. Communion Communion is something that Jesus began the night before he died as a way for his followers to remember and participate in his death on the cross. At Covenant Church, we celebrate communion together every week after the message. Covenant Church welcomes all Christians who actively trust Jesus for salvation, who are willing to turn away from their sin to receive communion with us. Each week, families and friends are served a small bit of bread and juice as a way of participating in and identifying with the body and blood of Jesus. Giving As a guest, please do not feel obligated to give anything financially. If God leads you to give, you can drop your offering in one of the containers at the sides as you leave. Hospitality Our goal at Covenant Church is from the moment you enter the facility you'll find people there to welcome, connect, or simply show you where the coffee is. Simplicity is part of our DNA, we're not real flashy or choreographed. Just real people worshiping Jesus. Yet, being simple doesn't mean careless. From security to the atmosphere, we strive for excellence in everything we do
What if i'm not used to going to Church?You are the reason we started Covenant Church. Covenant Church wants to be a comfortable place for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in church. We want to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet.
What Kind of people make up Covenant Church?What you’ll encounter when you attend Covenant Church is a diverse biblical community where people seek to know and love God, live in community with others, and transform the world by serving our city as Jesus would. Practically speaking, that means the some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church their whole lives. Covenant members span all different ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.
What should I wear?At Covenant Church, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. Some wear ties while others wear tattoos and we like it that way. Although the attire is more on the casual side, there's no set dress code - just be you!
What about my kids?Covenant Church is a family-friendly environment. We believe that children are a blessing from God and are a vital part of every local church. We provide a kid-friendly backdrop to encourage your child to make friends and learn about Jesus! With these things in mind, Covenant Church Kids has age-appropriate environments filled with songs, games, and discipleship for infants through 5th grade each Sunday. However, feel free to bring your kids to the main service and worship together as a family. We know that having kids in worship with us brings some extra “kid noise” with it – and we like it that way. We love having families with kids of all ages worshiping together with us!
Can I invite my friends?Please do! We seek to be a welcoming environment for people who are curious about Christianity or who are seeking to belong to a community of believers.