When new members join Northbrook Evangelical Covenant Church, they are asked 2 questions about belief:
- "Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow Him as Lord?"
- "Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?"
Then, they're asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church and denomination.
That's all…that's enough.
But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. While the Evangelical Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed, we do take our theology very seriously, and our history as well. We are a Reformation church, a aprt 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". We hope that as you read these affirmations, you will find yourself identifying with them in your own faith experience.
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