Reformed and Evangelical
At Christ Covenant Reformed Church we believe that the sovereignty of God in salvation is glad news, hence we advocate what we call "sunny Calvinism."
Additionally, we believe in the covenantal nature of the church and the ecumenical and reformed creeds. Though we subscribe robustly to the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), the Scriptures themselves are our final and infallible authority for both faith and practice.
Emphasis on Biblical Families
As the most basic unit in church and society, the family can hardly be overemphasized. At Christ Covenant Reformed Church we encourage husbands and fathers to embrace their covenantal responsibility as heads of their homes and to nurture their wives and children as they grow in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wives and mothers are encouraged to submit joyfully to their husbands, to be workers at home, and to nurture their children in Christ. Moreover, children are taught to love the Lord their God, to obey their parents, and to seek God's blessing upon themselves and their descendants.
The local church should assist and equip parents for spiritual leadership in their homes but never replace them.
We believe "the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9). But this grand hope is not accomplished through political finagling, force of power, or Christian activism apart from the worship of the Triune God, but through the bold preaching of the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit and the celebration of the sacraments.
Because elders are enjoined to teach every word of God's whole counsel, Christ Covenant Reformed Church's normal, but not exclusive, mode of preaching is consecutive, verse-by-verse exposition.
Here's a sample order of worship or liturgy for CCRC.
Church Community & Membership
Members of Christ Covenant Reformed Church covenant together under God to encourage one another to love God and each other, seeking to edify one another by using their gifts; assisting one another by providing for needs; and together serving the church and community-at-large.
"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35).
Elders & Deacons
Christ Covenant Reformed Church is governed by elders. Currently we have three elders:
Ryan Yeager, Ruling Elder
Christopher Schrock, Pastor
Michael Elliott, Ruling Elder
The elders are responsible to shepherd the body, and to concentrate on the ministry of prayer and the Word.
We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) with a few exceptions. The Westminster Confession defines what we believe and teach; it does not define the boundaries of our fellowship.
Affiliation and Accountability
Christ Covenant Reformed Church is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC), a confederation of like-minded churches committed to spiritual growth and mutual accountability.