Covenant Tradition

The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world.

Our essential beliefs are summed up in what we call Covenant Affirmations:

1. We affirm the centrality of the word of God.

2. We affirm the necessity of the new birth.

3. We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.

4. We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.

5. We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.

6. We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.

Covenant History

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, the ECC 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.

Covenant Identity

We are united to obey the great commandments and the great commission: to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to go into all the world and make disciples. Village Covenant Church is a member of the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC).

Focus Areas

  • Start and Strengthen Churches – Our churches will be healthy and missional, advancing the Kingdom of God locally and globally.

  • Start Churches – We will increase our ability to make disciples of all nations through church planting.

  • Develop Leaders – Our leaders will minister out of the overflow of intimacy with God, identity in Christ, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

  • Love Mercy, Do Justice – We will both raise up and equip ambassadors of reconciliation and laborers for Kingdom justice.