About Christ Covenant Church...
A few years ago a number of people began to talk about starting a new church in our community. While Midland is known as a city of many churches it was determined that something was missing.
The Scriptures tell us that God is a consuming fire who is to be worshiped with reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28-29). We avoid being casual and flippant in our services by reminding ourselves that it is God who calls us to worship Him. Indeed Scripture reminds us that He is the real seeker in worship (John 4:23-24). He summons us to worship Him for the purpose of ministering to us through Word and Sacrament. Thus worship is understood to be a dialog between God and His people.
About Our Name...
Our name reflect the two great themes of Scripture:
Christ – He is both the central figure of the New Testament and Old Testaments (see Luke 24:13-35). Our choice to use this title in our church name reminds that the Bible is not chiefly a “how to manual,” nor is it a book of hidden principles, but rather it is a book about the person Jesus Christ. All of our preaching and teaching must be related to Him and His work as our Prophet, Priest and King.
Covenant – Throughout the Bible God relates to His people by means of invoking covenants. In Genesis 3 we learn that our first parents failed to keep the covenant God made with them thus plunging themselves and all humanity into sin. Fortunately in Genesis 3:15 God initiated a covenant of grace to rescue sinners from His wrath. This ‘new’ covenant was administered by types and shadows through national Israel. With the incarnation of Christ it was administered finally and completely (see Luke 22 and the book of Hebrews). In Romans 5 the Apostle Paul draws a comparison between Christ and Adam thus linking the two. In short, what the first Adam failed to do (keep God’s covenant) Jesus, the second Adam did by keeping God’s law completely and graciously dying to atone for sin.
Our preaching and teaching is informed by both of these central themes.
About Our Denomination...
Our denomination was formed in 1973 by those who wanted to start a church that is "Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ."
The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed denomination. By Evangelical, we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirm other orthodox Christian doctrines and hold to the inerrancy of Scripture. By Reformed, we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Reformation (also known as "reformed theology" or sometimes called "Calvinism"). These doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All officers of the Presbyterian Church in America must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Well known ministers associated with our denomination include R.C. Sproul, Tim Keller, Ligon Duncan, D. James Kennedy, James Montgomery Boice, and Francis Schaeffer.
For more information on the PCA please visit: www.pcanet.org