WE ARE AN OLD CHURCH
Covington Community Church of the Brethren began as a group of Christians who gathered in the early days of Covington. They met in a coal mine break room. Then they met in a chicken coop. Then these believers built a building with their own hands, with lumber milled from local trees. All this took place decades before the strip malls and traffic that are so much a part of the landscape of Covington.
BUT WE ARE A NEW CHURCH
After almost closing in 2009, we are experiencing a rebirth. So while our building is old, our family of faith is new. Most of us have been here less than a few years. We are finding new life in Christ, mending what is broken, and partnering with our community. We are a lot like "stone soup:" an eclectic, earnest, imperfect, hospitable, fixer-upper-group of people who are trying to follow Jesus together.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We are a family whose faith in Jesus Christ has brought us together and who are committed to continuing the work of Jesus.
We believe the Bible is from God. As a community, we gather around the Bible when we meet because we trust what's in it is given to us by God's Spirit. We especially value the New Testament and the teachings of Jesus.
We believe in Jesus. We believe he is everything he claimed to be, so we pay very close attention to what he taught us. Jesus clears up any confusion about who God is, and we believe he alone shows us the Way to God.
We believe in making a personal choice to follow Jesus Christ. No one can make that choice for us, so that's why we baptize consenting believers. Following Jesus means we reorganize our lives around him, and we believe doing so will change the direction of our lives forever. We don't ask people to commit to a checklist of ideas but to following Jesus.
We believe in following Jesus together in community. Our relationship with Jesus is lived out in our relationship with his Body, the Church. It's in community we put what he taught us into practice. That's why we work to build healthy relationships and mentor those who want to follow Jesus with us. Our faith is meant to be lived in community, beginning at home and extending to the whole family of God.