Our Identity and Biblical Mission
We are united by Christ in a holy covenant of churches empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the Great Commandments and the Great Commission:
- to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind
- to love our neighbor as ourselves
- to go into all the world and make disciples
What We Believe: Our Enduring Commitments
We believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Savior and Lord. We confess that we are all sinners and accept God’s grace in His Son restoring us to an eternal relationship with Him by his death and resurrection paying for our sins. In addition:
- we believe in the authority of Scripture
- we believe in the need for a new and deeper life in Christ
- we believe in evangelism and compassion
- we believe in the larger body of Christ and are companions to all who follow Him
We love the Lord and each other and enjoy any theological disagreements over issues that don’t contradict Scripture and the basic affirmations listed above.
Some Facts About the Evangelical Covenant Church
- The National Covenant website is www.covchurch.org
- The Covenant started in Sweden, was organized in the United States in 1885 and has its headquarters in Chicago.
- There are 725 Covenant churches in 41 states and 5 provinces with about 140,000 in attendance.
- There are 17 mission fields with about 300,000 in attendance. In addition many individual churches have mission work. Midway’s is in the Ukraine.
- The Covenant has grown steadily for eleven consecutive years.
- Covenant ministries of benevolence include hospitals, retirement communities, enabling residences a children’s home and an affordable housing complex.
- Covenant schools of higher education include North Park University and North Park Seminary, Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos, and Covenant Bible College.
- Many Covenant congregations are of diverse ethnicities, or multi-ethnic.
- There are several wonderful camps run by the Covenant, including Cascades Camp and Conference Center near Yelm, Washington.