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frequently asked questions

What does Covenant believe?

Covenant is a Bible-believing church in the Reformed tradition that holds to the summary of doctrine taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith.  For more details about what we believe, please click here.  

What does it mean to be Presbyterian?

Presbyterianism is a branch of Protestant Christianity that started in Scotland in the sixteenth century before spreading around the world.  It primarily refers to a form of church government where oversight is provided by a board of elders who are elected by the congregation.  Other main features include a strong commitment to the authority of the Bible, a belief in the comprehensive rule of God over all things, and an emphasis on the preaching of God’s Word by carefully trained ministers.

Is Covenant a part of a denomination?

Yes.  Covenant is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination that holds fast to the Bible and a historic understanding of the Presbyterian tradition.  For more information about the PCA, please click here.  

How would you describe Covenant's worship service?

Covenant enjoys a traditional worship service of hymns, Scripture readings, prayers, and confessions of sin and faith, culminating in a sermon that seeks to explain and apply a passage of Scripture.  Musically, hymns are accompanied by organ, piano, and classical instruments. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month, and the entire service typically lasts a little more than an hour.  For an example of our order of service, please click here.

Is childcare available?

Yes.  During the worship service childcare is available for infants through age four.  For children age five through third grade, we also offer a Junior Church option that occurs during the sermon portion of the service.  During the Sunday School hour we have a nursery for infants through age two, and then offer classes for age three through grade twelve.  All childcare workers are screened with background checks and serve under the supervision of our children’s ministry coordinator.

What ministries for children are available at Covenant?

We love our kids and offer several ministries geared to help them grow in their faith in Christ Jesus.  Examples include a ministry for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade, a ministry for boys in first through fifth grade, a youth group for students in sixth through twelfth grade, Sunday School, a Junior Church program, Junior Choir, a Bible memory program, and summer Vacation Bible School.  For more information on our ministries to children and youth, please click here.  

Does Covenant perform weddings?

Per the church’s building use policy, weddings may be officiated for members of the congregation.

Does Covenant perform baptisms?

In accordance with our doctrinal and denominational standards, Covenant baptizes new adult members who have never been baptized as well as the infant children of believing members.

How do I become a member of Covenant?

Prospective members are encouraged to worship with us for a period of time to become better acquainted with our congregation.  Those who are interested are then welcome to attend a seven-week membership class, typically offered at least once a year during the Sunday School hour.  Following the class and in consultation with the pastor, prospective members meet with the elders to share their profession of faith in Jesus Christ before being officially received into membership.  For a copy of Covenant’s membership application (including the five primary membership questions), please click here.  

What other ministries and service opportunities are available at Covenant?

Covenant engages in a variety of educational, fellowship, outreach, and service activities.  Examples include small group Bible studies; gatherings for men, women, and seniors; an active missions program; a music ministry for all ages; Operation Christmas Child; and our annual Harvest Fest community outreach.  For more information, please see the ministries tab at the top of this page.

Is Covenant a friendly congregation?

We strive to be so!  Having received the merciful grace of God in Jesus Christ, we desire to show his love to others in word and deed.  There is a place for you in our church family and we invite you to visit or call so we can get to know one another better.  If we may be of service to you in any way, please contact us here at any time.  

How may I know peace with God?

No question is more important to ask.  God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).  To learn more about the good news of eternal life, please click here or contact the church to speak with a pastor at any time.