We believe in the necessity of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This comes to us through the experience of conversion.
We believe the authority of the Bible is supreme in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct, and it is to be trusted. We also believe that the Word of God is “spirit and life” and requires of us a spiritual and living response.
We believe in a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit, who, with the Father and Son, calls the church into being. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who instills in our hearts a desire to turn to Christ, and who assures us that Christ dwells within us. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to us as individuals and binds us together as Christ's body.
We believe in the reality of freedom in Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free" (Galations 5:1 TNIV) For Paul, this freedom means that we are set free from the power of those things that on their own tend to divide. United in Christ, we offer feedom to one another to differ on issues of belief or practice where the biblical and historical record seems to allow for a variety of interpretations of the will and purposes of God. We in the Covenant Church seek to focus on what unites us as followers of Christ, rather than on what divides us.
We believe in the Church as a fellowship of believers, characterized by mutual participation in and sharing of new life in Christ. Membership in the Alert Covenant family is by confession of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe in the priesthood of all believers--that is, we all share in the ministry of the church. The church is not an institution, organization, or building. It is a grace-filled fellowship of believers who participate in the life and mission of Jesus Christ.
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