We recognize that “church” doesn’t just happen in a building. At Covenant, we are followers of Jesus who strive to live out our faith beyond our walls wherever we live, work and play. We have had this focus since we were founded in 1960 when we began showing our love for Jesus by serving Austin and the world. Though Austin has greatly changed, our philosophy remains the same. The Covenant community continues to serve our city and the world in many ways.
We are being formed and shaped all the time. The things we choose to prioritize, how we use our imagination, and the passions we pursue form us in big and small ways every day. As Christians, we confess that Jesus Christ is at the center of our formation. The gospels reveal a pattern of solitude, community and service in Jesus’ life that models a pattern for Christian formation.
The practice of solitude provides time and space to be with God and with ourselves for the sake of rest and renewal.
No one has ever been invited to follow Jesus alone. In community we discover who Jesus is and what he is calling us to do.
Jesus always sends those whom he has called out with a mission. Christians are called to serve in three primary areas:
We are sent to our family and neighborhood to create
relationships and to pursue justice, compassion and mercy.
We are sent to join God
in the renewal
of the world through our work.
We are sent to lead joyful lives
in the goodness of God’s grace.
Read here. Adopted by Covenant’s Session in 2012.
Covenant is a member of the PC(USA), part of the Reformed tradition and the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S.
According to the Book of Order, the PC(USA) “participates in God’s mission for the transformation of creation and humanity by proclaiming to all people the good news of God’s love, offering to all people the grace of God at font and table, and calling all people to discipleship in Christ. Human beings have no higher goal in life than to glorify and enjoy God now and forever, living in covenant fellowship with God and participating in God’s mission.”