Covenant’s Vision Statement
Encouraging one another to follow Jesus wherever we live, work, and play.
Covenant’s vision statement captures the core values of Covenant. The statement begins with our life together. The first part—encouraging one another—conveys the values of family and community that members and staff often use to describe Covenant.
Followers of Jesus is Covenant’s unifying mission. It’s who Covenant is: we are all disciples. Encouraging one another to follow Him is how we think.
The last part emphasizes our missional sending. We are sent to show others what following Jesus looks like, to be role models where we live, work and play.
Read an article in Cornerstone and listen to a recent sermon series to find out more about the vision statement.
Covenant’s Four Rhythms
Acts 2: 42 – “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
The four rhythms found in Acts 2—study, pray, share, give—are the things we do together and individually in our everyday lives. We are called, as a church community and as followers of Jesus, to practice these things in order to build people up, change lives and pray for each other so we can go out and be the world changers that God wants us to be.
Prayer is the primary way we experience communion with God. We do this each week as a congregation when we meet for worship. We do this when we break bread together as a family, in the quiet moments of each morning, when dropping our kids off at school, before an important test or meeting, or right before we lay our heads down to sleep at night. Prayer is the regular practice of seeking God’s presence in our lives.
At the core of what it means to be a disciple is to be a learner. We learn in many different ways, but one of the most important is the regular study of scripture in pursuit of the truth. Christians pursue this truth in community rather than alone. We invite you to join others to continue your journey as a learner.
Christian community lives by Christ’s promise to be present whenever two or three are gathered in His name. Covenant Groups are small intentional communities in our congregation in which participants find support, encouragement and spiritual friendship. We invite you to pursue an authentic relationship to God and others in the context of Christian community.
Each and every act of generosity begins with the realization that every good and perfect gift comes from God. Acts of hospitality in which we seek Christ in all people, volunteering time and resources, and giving away ﬁnancial resources are all ways to respond to God’s gracious generosity to us. During this season of Ordinary Time, we invite you to take an inventory of how you spend your time, resources and money in response to God’s grace and generosity to you.
In order for us to live out our vision and rhythms a Life Guide is created four times a year. The Life Guide is an invitation to join the congregation on our journey during the current season. Read a PDF of the Life Guide or in Cornerstone.