Brookwood Covenant Church is a member church of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed, we take our theology very seriously, and our history as well. We are a Reformation church, a part of the Church universal, and an evangelical church. In that heritage, we share certain central beliefs, which draw us together in faith and fellowship and make possible a freedom among us on more widely ranging issues. We describe those central beliefs as “affirmations”
- All people need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- The Word of God is central to all we say, do and believe.
- We are committed to a common mission — locally, regionally, globally.
- Christians are gifted by the Holy Spirit, calling us to use our gifts for the work of the Church.
- We are set free by Christ to serve one another and struggle together with issues of faith and practice.
- We are called to be “mission friends”, people committed to a common mission and committed to relationship with one another.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the Covenant Church values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
- Evangelical, but not exclusive
- Biblical, but not doctrinaire
- Traditional, but not rigid
- Congregational, but not independent