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As members of the Evangelical Covenant Church,
we believe in:

The centrality of the Word of God

We rely on the perfect Word of God—the Bible—to direct our faith, principles, and actions

The necessity of new birth

We believe salvation depends on making a conscious decision to abandon the sins of our past and commit to living for Jesus Christ

The whole mission of the church

We stress both the Great Commandment found in Matthew 22:36–40, and the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18–20—essentially, we love God and love others, so we must answer His call to spread the Lord’s messages of love and service

The church as the fellowship of believers

We recognize we need to develop relationships and connect with a community of believers that is open to each race, class, and gender

A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit

We recognize one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who uplifts and restores even the most broken of us through the power of the Holy Spirit

The reality of freedom in Christ

We focus on uniting followers of Jesus Christ by offering truth, love, and compassion rather than focusing on what may divide us


The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, our denomination values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.