“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (ESV)
Thank you for taking the time to see what we at Covenant URC believe regarding the essential tenets of the historic Christian faith.
We see these beliefs summarized in both the Ecumenical Creeds (the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed,) as well as in the Reformed Confessions/Three Forms of Unity (Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, Canons of Dort) which we formally embrace.
To read those documents, please click on the links below.
THREE FORMS OF UNITY:
It is our commitment at Covenant URC to faithfully proclaim and teach the Gospel of God’s sovereign grace in Christ alone in all aspects of our ministry at Covenant URC.
Our office bearers must subscribe to the Three Forms of Unity in order to be ordained and installed at Covenant church.
On the doctrine of Baptism we at Covenant URC adhere to infant baptism. Naturally, adults who profess faith in Christ will also receive baptism.
As for the practice of the Lord’s Supper, we believe this supper is intended only for those who have confessed faith in Christ, and who are members in good standing (i.e. not under discipline) in a biblically faithful church. In short, we practice fencing the Lord’s Table but welcome Christian visitors to partake with us based on the conditions just stated.
Finally, since we are a creedal and confessional church, membership is important. We encourage Christians to obey the Lord’s command and commit to the fellowship of a local body of Christ by joining it and thus being held accountable.