Who We Are

OUR CHURCH
Covenant Christian Church is a family-minded church. We offer many opportunities for all family members to become involved. This involvement helps us to draw closer together as a family of believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ.


OUR HERITAGE
Covenant Christian Church is an official member of the federation called the United Reformed Churches of North America (URCNA), and our roots go back to the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. We are indebted to such men as Martin Luther, Ulrich, Zwingli, John Knox and John Calvin, who directed the church in the 16th century back to the infallible teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Covenant Christian Church seeks to continue that Reformation teaching still today.


OUR AUTHORITY
We believe that the Bible, comprising the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is God's inspired, infallible (unfailing), and inerrant (unerring) Word. It is the final authority on matters of doctrine and life. It is the Holy Spirit who sovereignly applies the Gospel to us by working repentance and faith into the hearts of God's chosen, covenant people. The Head of our church is Jesus Christ, who has appointed officers for the care and nurture of His body. The Council (the pastor, elders, and deacons) is elected by the congregation to direct and oversee all of its activities, and to care for its earthly needs. The consistory (pastor and elders) provide for the true preaching of the Word, the proper administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, and the faithful exercise of Christian discipline. The confessional standards of our church to which we subscribe are the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), the Belgic Confession of Faith (1561), and the Canons of Dordt (1619). These "Three Forms of Unity" we believe are a faithful and systematic (orderly) summary of the truths found in Holy Scripture.


OUR SAVIOUR AND LORD
There is only one name under heaven, given among men, whereby we are saved: Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. By His sacrificial death on the cross He has paid the penalty of our sins. By His perfect life He has merited for us the righteousness which is imputed (given) to us by grace through faith. These are all God's gifts, graciously given to us. Righteous and holy lives of thanksgiving, which God requires of us, are the result of the gracious, sanctifying (renewing) work of God's Holy Spirit. We trust in the power and grace of God to cause us to persevere in true faith until the glorious appearing of our Lord, who will come to judge the living and the dead. When He comes again He will make our mortal bodies like unto His glorified body, to live and reign with Him forever. Following the command of our Lord, we call all men to repent of their sin and believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, for their salvation and to faithfully and thankfully serve Him, in fellowship with other believers. We welcome you to join with us in this worship of God and service for others.


CONTACT US
If you would like further information, or if you would like to speak with us, please feel free to email the pastor at mvogel@brktel.on.ca