Welcome to this digital glimpse into the ministries of Bloomington Covenant Church. There are links on this website to our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church (www.covchurch.org) where much more information can be found about the history of the Covenant Church and the breadth of ministries in which we’re involved.
Above all, we want you to know how genuinely welcome you are at Bloomington Covenant Church. One of the best ways to get a sense of the church is to join us for worship (10:30am, September – May). You simply come as you are and, if you choose, stay for a time of conversation over refreshments following worship.
Here is a “snapshot” of who we are and what we believe:
- We are followers of Jesus Christ who believe that the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, is “the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct.”
- We acknowledge the fact that we all have “issues” and that we all have sins that diminish our fullness of life, harm others, and our relationship with God. We affirm that our only hope for full life – for ourselves, with others, and with God – is through the grace and mercy we receive from Jesus Christ.
- We highly value time together, in worship and at picnics, in serious settings and simply having fun, and we genuinely welcome you to join us.
- As members of the Evangelical Covenant Church we affirm the following points as central to our life together and our practice of Christian faith:
- We affirm the centrality of God’s Word
- We affirm the necessity of new birth through Jesus Christ
- We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church
- We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers
- We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit
- We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ
Much of the direction of Bloomington Covenant Church is put into words with our Mission statement. Although such statements can easily be just words with no life behind them, we are committed to growing into this, putting it into practice as broadly and continually as we can, all with the help of God:
Loving God and Loving Others;
Serving God through Serving Others
is to be a people who are:
…encouraging all members and friends of the congregation to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through learning and living the Word;
…effectively ministering to people of all ages;
…evangelizing through the ministries of the church and through mentoring;
…fostering a church climate that is characterized by joyful oneness;
…developing a small group ministry that involves a large percentage of the congregation through intentional discipleship;
…expanding worship to include a variety of resources and forms, helping the congregation in this key element of church life;
…welcoming and assimilating new people into the church;
…and serving in Jesus’ name to address the needs of the community.