God has given us his word, the Bible, so that we might know who he is, what he is like, and what he requires of all people. The truth of God’s word depends upon God alone, who himself is truth, and the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith (what we believe) and practice (how we live). In the Bible, God has revealed himself as a Trinity – one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God’s word teaches men and women the only way of salvation through Jesus Christ, the only Savior of sinners.
Covenant is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and Southeast Alabama Presbytery. A presbyterian church is simply a church that is ruled by elders (or presbyters). We share the PCA’s stated mission, to be “Faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.” The PCA was founded in 1973 as a confessional, reformed, and evangelistic denomination. A confessional church believes the clear truths of the Bible can be summarized in a statement of belief, such as a creed or confession. A reformed (or evangelical) church is committed to the five principles of the Protestant Reformation: Scripture alone; faith alone; grace alone; Christ alone; glory to God alone. An evangelistic church believes, proclaims, and seeks to live according to the gospel (the good news) of Jesus Christ.
The denominational standards for the PCA are the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger Catechism (Part 1 and Part 2), and the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Our form of government is contained in the PCA Book of Church Order.