About Our Church
Our full name, Covenant Community Orthodox Presbyterian Church, speaks directly to our identity and convictions.
Covenant reminds us that God initiates relationships with sinners. He has come with the Gospel, the good news that sinners can be reconciled to a holy God through the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We delight in God's covenant mercies to us, and so we call all men everywhere to “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” (Acts 2:38-39)
Community reminds us that God not only draws sinners close to Himself in His covenant, but that He is forming a body of believers who are in fellowship with one another. As a church, we are a band of fellow pilgrims, redeemed from sin to be God's people, traveling toward the new heavens and the new earth.
As a church, it is our mission to call those from every nation, tribe, and tongue to submit to Christ and join the fellowship of His church.
Orthodox means straight, or true. Since the Bible is the Word of the living God, who created all mankind, we are obliged to live under its authority and according to its rule. We seek to be orthodox by teaching and living in submission to the truth of Scripture.
Presbyterian describes our church government. We believe that Christ has ordained that each local church be cared for and ruled by two or more elders elected from among the people. The elders (in New Testament Greek called presbyters) each hold equal share in the rule of the local church. The elders of the local church also participate in meetings of the regional church (the presbytery) and the national church (the General Assembly). The pastor serves as one of the elders of the local church.
Our statement of doctrine, springing from the Reformation period, is contained in three historic documents: the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger Catechism, and theWestminster Shorter Catechsim.
These documents explain our understanding of 33 central doctrines of the Christian faith. Their authority is subservient to that of the Scriptures; the doctrines contained in these documents are derived from the Scriptures. The Bible is the only infallible rule of the faith and practice of the church.
We are a local congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The Orthodox Presbyterian Church is a Reformed denomination with deep roots in the American Presbyterian tradition.