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Formation for all ages resumes September 2017 

 

Excelsior Covenant Church 

19955 Excelsior Boulevard
Excelsior, Minnesota 55331
952-474-2537

 

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Monday - Thursday  

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

  

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Faith

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

         •   We affirm the centrality of the Word of God.
         •   We affirm the necessity of the new birth. 
         •   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.

Our place in the worldwide Christian Church ...

The Evangelical Covenant Church of America has its roots in historical Christianity as it emerged in the Protestant Reformation, in the biblical instruction of the Lutheran Church of Sweden, and in the great spiritual awakenings of the nineteenth-century.

We are the apostolic church. We confess Jesus Christ and the faith of the apostles as recorded in the Holy Scriptures. We believe the authority of the Bible is supreme in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct, and it is to be trusted. "Where is it written?" was and is the Covenant's touchstone of discussion with regard to faith and practice.

We are a catholic church. The word catholic literally means universal. This means we understand ourselves to be part of the community of believers that began with Jesus' first followers, is alive today, and will continue until Christ comes again.

We are a Reformation church. We stand in the mainstream of a church renewal movement of the sixteenth-century called the Protestant Reformation. Especially important is the belief that we are saved by God's grace alone, through faith alone, not by anything that we can do. The Covenant Church is also shaped by Pietism, a renewal movement that originated in the seventeenth-century Europe and emphasized the need for a life that is personally connected to Jesus Christ, a reliance on the Holy Spirit, and a call to service in the world.

We are an evangelical church. A series of religious awakenings flowered in Europe and America during the nineteenth-century and provided rich soil for the early growth of the Covenant Church with our passion for mission. Evangelicals historically have been characterized by a strong insistence on biblical authority, the absolute necessity of a new birth. Christ's mandate to evangelize the world, the continuing need for education and formation in a Christian context, and a responsibility for benevolence and the advancement of social justice.

If you want to learn more about the Covenant Church and its affirmations, please talk to any of the pastors or visit the Evangelical Covenant Church website.