2008 The Evangelical Covenant Church and the Bible
We are people of the book. That book is the Bible. Central to the life of the Evangelical Covenant Church, the Bible reveals God and God’s intent for us and our world. By it we discover our identity and mission as individuals and as a church. By it we are brought to new life in Jesus Christ, life in God’s kingdom. The Covenant Church was begun by people who were known as “readers” because of their deep love for the Bible. By reading the Bible both individually and in corporate worship, they sought to understand it and to allow it to bear fruit in their lives.
The purpose of this paper is to articulate a communal discernment of the ECC. It is intended to give guidance, definition, and substance to our desire to be faithful to Christ in the reading of Scripture.