About Covenant Presbyterian Church

Our Mission & Values

Inspiring all generations to follow Jesus, grow in his likeness, and serve God’s mission in the world. Our life together is grounded in these core values:

 

We are focused on Jesus.

Jesus is our Lord and savior – this is not just a cliche. We find our life in Jesus’ life, as expressed to us in the scriptures as the author of Love, Peace, Mercy, and Justice. Our goal is to lead people to Jesus so that through Him we may experience God’s saving love and be empowered for a lifelong journey of faith.

 

We are focused on the the Bible.

At Covenant, we take the scriptures seriously, believing that the Word is always pointing us to the Triune God revealed to us through Jesus Christ.  

 

We are a Covenant community.

We are a place of spiritual encouragement so that all ages and all people may experience God’s grace. We believe that God’s covenant-relationship with Israel is an example for our own community. Skeptics, life-long disciples, young children and mature adults will all be welcomed and cared for at Covenant. We encourage small groups and ministry teams that produce lifelong friendships.

 

We believe in God’s redeeming love for the world.  

We seek creative and meaningful ways to respond to Christ’s call to share His love in the world. We are serving McMillan School, nursing homes, on the streets of downtown Boise, on the BSU campus, in homes all over town, and all over the globe in mission.


Our Core Beliefs

We believe the living and only true God is the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and Sovereign Ruler of all that exists. This One God is revealed in Scripture as the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In God is all the fullness of righteousness, justice, goodness and love. In life and in death we belong to God, whom alone we worship and serve.


We believe in Jesus Christ as truly God and truly human, born of the virgin Mary, who showed us in word and deed how to live, died for our sins, bodily rose from the grave, and ascended into heaven. Jesus Christ is Lord of all and Head of His Body the Church. He will return in glory to judge the world in righteousness, and reign forever.


We believe the Holy Spirit fills our hearts by faith, teaches us the way of Christ through Scripture, and gives gifts for Christian service to every believer. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, assures us that we are forgiven and made new in Christ, and

empowers us to live the Christian life.


We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the authoritative and inspired Word of God. The same Holy Spirit who inspired the authors of the Bible also gives understanding to readers of the Bible who seek God’s saving truth. The Bible calls all people to an obedient response to the Good News of God’s saving love in Jesus Christ who is the Living Word. 


We joyfully affirm and stand on the historic orthodox foundation of Christianity as seen in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and the other confessional standards of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

Our Focus For Ministry

Experiencing God's Covenant Love

The worship of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is at the center of our life together. As faithful disciples of Jesus, we desire to exalt and glorify God together. In worship we cultivate attitudes of awe, humility, joy, and thankfulness before God. Our priorities are redirected to God’s Kingdom, so that what matters to God will matter to us.


Nurturing God's Covenant Love

We believe that Jesus wants followers who are striving to be fully devoted to Him. Spiritual maturity is our goal for all believers. A willing disciple is marked by regular attendance in worship, regular discipline in prayer and Bible study, regular fellowship with other believers, discovering and using one’s spiritual gifts for service, and growth towards tithing (10%) of one’s financial resources to God’s work.


Sharing God's Covenant Love

The mission of the church throughout the world will be at the heart of our passion. We are called to take the Good News of Christ – in word and deed – to Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, and to the ends of the earth. We seek to be “salt and light” (Matthew 5: 13, 14) for God’s Kingdom, trusting God’s transforming grace for every person, as well as every social, economic and political area of life. We will study, pray, give and serve to the end that all people everywhere have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Good News.