WHO WE ARE
The first meetings of what became Plymouth Covenant Church took place in the mid-1970s at Oakwood Elementary School. In 1980, we planted roots in our current home on Vicksburg Lane. Thanks to God’s faithfulness, our congregation, our church building, and our reach have all grown significantly since then.
Plymouth Covenant Church has been a part of the Plymouth, Minnesota community for more than forty years, and we look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the years ahead. He is more, and is willing to do more than we can think or imagine!
Whether you are a lifelong believer nurturing a deep relationship with God or you are cautiously exploring the Christian faith, we think you will like it here.
OUR PURPOSE, VISION & MISSION
- At Plymouth Covenant Church, it is our purpose to glorify God by enjoying Him while sharing Him with others.
- We long to see spiritual awakening ripple across our church, our community, our city and around the world as we help more and more people encounter Jesus.
- It is our mission to help as many as possible experience spiritual awakening and grow in Jesus as they encounter the Way, embrace the Truth and engage the Life.
We GATHER to SCATTER. We gather to enjoy God together, then we scatter to share Him with others. Like a falling domino — we fall in love with Jesus and then impact all those around. The ripple begins with us as we “jump in with Jesus”, and then it continues outward to the ends of the earth.
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
What we value and pursue as a congregation
Jesus First: We will long for, look to, learn from and lift up Jesus as we draw others to Him. Jesus is Lord. He is our center. We relentlessly follow Him. Let our hearts want for nothing but Jesus, just Jesus.
Other People: We will put others first and come alongside them with unconditional love and compassion. We love God. We love others. It’s not about us. We will “see” other people and show them care and respect.
Authentic Community: We will build real relationships founded on love, truth, acceptance, honor and unity. We will not play church. We were created to belong to one another. We set the lonely in families. It can be messy.
Biblical Authority: Our life and ministry will be directed and shaped by the Word of God. We live by the Bible. It is our authoritative guide. We stand firm where it’s firm and remain flexible where it’s flexible.
Global Perspective: We look beyond the local to the global as we seek to unleash hope around the world. We have a great commission to go with God to the edges of the earth. It is God’s plan to bless all Nations through us.
The Gospel: We will share the good news of God’s grace with all people at all times by all possible means. Lost people matter to God (and to us). The Gospel has the power to transform as we receive it, then give it away
Joyful Worship: In all things we will celebrate His holy presence with worship, music, awe and joyful praise God’s not dead. He is with us. He is for us! We boldly celebrate together His goodness and greatness.
Kingdom Partners: We can’t do it alone, but will pursue God’s mission as teams and with other ministries. We do better together. Other ministries are not the competition, but potential collaborators for the Kingdom.
Spiritual Growth: We will be disciples and also disciple others as we grow towards Christian maturity. Healthy things grow. We are lifelong learners. Though satisfied by God – we are thirsty for more.
Wise Stewardship: We will manage our resources and share our gifts with wisdom and generosity. Everything is God’s. Everyone is uniquely gifted. We live to give with hands open to God and to others.
OUR TOP TEN PRACTICES
How we do life together
HONOR: We honor one another by treating each other with trust, respect, integrity and loyalty.
HOSPITALITY: We practice hospitality. We warmly, sincerely welcome newcomers. We learn their name.
HUMILITY: We brag about our humility. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. God is a big deal (not us).
FLEXIBILITY: We are flexible. We pivot in order to partner with God. Where God is at work we will join Him.
RISKTAKING: We will try something new—even if it has risks. It’s okay to fail. This is a no blame zone.
PLAY: We are a lighthearted community and enjoy having fun together. We take God seriously but not ourselves.
GENEROSITY: We are radically generous sharing with others out of God’s abundance and not our scarcity.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: We seek to serve and not be served. We put people before programs and titles.
EXCELLENCE: We pursue excellence, not perfection. We try to do our best without performing.
UNIFIED: We value and accept different perspectives, voices, gifts and passions. We seek unity not uniformity.
What we want to cultivate in our congregation
We want to be living in such a way that we are increasing the knowledge and reputation of God
We want to be gathering in the presence of God for worship, fellowship and inspiration
We want to be in a personal relationship with God and sharing the Good News with others
We want you to be building significant kingdom relationships in a Life Group or on a Ministry Team
We want to be growing spiritually by encountering Jesus, embracing the truth and engaging the life
We want to be generously giving of our resources and serving with our gifts in our church
We want to be active in our world supporting and serving with one of our local and global partners
OUR YEAR IN REVIEW
Have a look at significant milestones this past year and the wonderful things God has done in and through us here at Plymouth Covenant Church.
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.