Evangelical Covenant Church’s vision is to develop fully devoted followers of Christ who are grounded in the Word, vibrant in worship, connected to one another, using individual gifts and reaching the world.
Central to the achievement of this Vision are these Core Values:
To enrich the life of our Christian community and reach out to the unchurched through our worship. Our worship is Biblically based and creatively expressed, blending the richness of our liturgical tradition with the freshness expressed in the Church today by men, women, and children.
Deuteronomy 10:20-21, Psalm 95, John 4:23-24
To give priority to knowing and applying the Scriptures to all areas of our lives, through all stages of our lives. We desire to be a community shaped by the Word of God, for we will either be shaped by God’s Word or by the world.
Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Romans 115:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
To build and encourage significant and diverse personal relationships, with ministries that serve a companionship of fellow strugglers, including our caring for those currently within our church community and nurturing those God brings our way as we walk in faith together.
Romans 12:9-13, 1 Corinthians 12:12-16, Colossians 3:12-17
To be intentional about evangelism by being an inviting and welcoming church and by encouraging and training our members to demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ in both speech and action.
Deuteronomy 10:17-19, Matthew 9:37-38, 2 Timothy 4:1-2
STEWARDSHIP AND MISSION
To actively engage in sacrificial whole life stewardship enabling local and world mission. This includes avenues for social justice, church planting, foreign missions and any other means for sharing Christ’s love as God leads.
Isaiah 42:6-7, Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 15:20-21
ADOPTED AT THE CONGREGATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING of OCTOBER 9, 2006
“Committed to Christ, Calling to Community”