Vision

Vision

Vision

We are an intergenerational faith community, rooted in Scripture, and called to live out The Great Commandment (Mt 22) and Great Commission (Mt 28). We intentionally seek to have authentic relationships and cultivate diversity, through the transforming power of God.

Our mission priorities are:

  • Attract and develop life-long followers of Jesus within a healthy, vibrant, Christ-centered community
  • Engage in acts of compassion, mercy and justice, both locally and globally
  • Grow the next generation
  • Walk by faith, not by sight
  • Faithfully use our God-given resources

Covenant

What Is A Covenant Church?

Creekside is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church — a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination with ministries on five continents of the world. Covenant churches seek to be places of formation in, witness to, worship of and mission with Jesus Christ.

WE SEEK TO BE:

  • Evangelical, but not exclusive
  • Biblical, but not doctrinaire
  • Traditional, but not rigid
  • Congregational, but not independent

THE COVENANT MISSION:
We are united by Christ in a holy covenant of churches empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the Great Commandments and the Great Commission:
…To love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind.
…To love our neighbor as ourselves, and
…To go into all the world and make disciples.

THE COVENANT AFFIRMATIONS:
The Evangelical Covenant Church is non-credal, meaning we have not adopted a written creed or confession. Rather, we see the totality of scripture as our creed. With the Word of God as our foundation, we are guided by 6 affirmations.

1. The centrality of the Word of God. We desire our lives to be shaped by the powerful and living Word of God.

2. The necessity of the new birth. God longs to be in an intimate relationship with each one of us. This relationship begins through a decision to follow him, experiencing the spiritual rebirth that he offers. New life in Christ is for all who commit their lives to Him.

3. A commitment to the whole mission of the Church. Early Covenanters were known as “Mission Friends”— people of shared faith who came together to carry out God’s mission of renewal and restoration in the world. This mission includes evangelism, Christian formation, and a commitment to compassion, mercy, and justice.

4. The church as a fellowship of believers. We as a community share together in the ministry of the church. The church is not an institution, organization, or building. It is a grace-filled community of believers who participate in life and mission together.

5. A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit. In a wonderful and mysterious way, God makes his home in, dwells in the hearts of his people. It is God the Holy Spirit who enables to follow Christ and conforms us to his image, who guides us to continue Christ’s mission in the world, who equips us as individuals and binds us together as Christ’s body.

6. The reality of freedom in Christ. We welcome and value differences of opinion concerning certain theological issues, worship styles and the way we live out our faith. We believe that these differences are overcome in community, sharing life together in Jesus. In essentials – agreement. In the non-essentials – freedom. And in all – love.

For more information on the Evangelical Covenant Church, visit the denominational website: www.covchurch.org.


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