Covenant Church is a reformed church. We are rooted in the rich tradition of the Reformation, a movement started in the 16th century by Martin Luther and later built on by John Calvin and other reformers. Using Scripture as their foundation, reformers stood opposed to popular teachings of their time.
Upon careful reading of the Scriptures, reformers developed the Five Solas to address those errant teachings. Latin for “alone,” the Solas encompass the standalone elements of the Christian faith.
Scripture alone is the source of God’s revelation and it is the final authority. Everything you need to know about Salvation is contained within its pages.
Christ alone accomplishes salvation and rescues us from the wrath of God.
Salvation comes to us by God’s grace alone. It’s a free gift and isn’t distributed based on merit.
We are justified by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone.
Soli Deo Gloria
All glory belongs to God alone.
At Covenant, we are both Reformed and Baptistic. We believe that in his time on Earth, Jesus provided us with visible signs of his love and the new covenant: the Sacraments. One of those Sacraments is baptism, a symbolic action that lets us participate in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
While baptism is not a work that saves you, it does symbolize the work of salvation: the inward cleansing and forgiveness of sins, as well as the transformative work of the Holy Spirit and your adoption into the family of God. As members of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), we practice believer’s baptism and perform baptism by immersion.
For believers who are Reformed and Baptist, there may be no better expression of faith than the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. The Confession itself is not an infallible rule or code of faith, and it doesn’t claim to be. Its opening article immediately declares the Bible alone as the ultimate authority in matters of faith, order, and morals.
Even still, it is an excellent companion to Scripture as a summary of “the things most surely believed among us.” It provides doctrinal definition, confirmation in faith, and is a means of edification in righteousness. The Confession serves to condense theology into a compact form so it can be used as a ready tool for believers to give a reason for the hope that is within them (1 Peter 3:15).