What We Believe

What is the Covenant Church?

Hillcrest is a part of the Evangelical Covenant denomination, a rapidly growing, multi-ethnic denomination with over 800 churches worldwide and 11 churches in the Kansas City area. 

We are made up of and embrace people coming from many different traditions of Christian faith and those who have never had any affiliation with a church. As a result we have a great diversity of beliefs and practices, and strive for a place where people can express themselves before God in ways that are meaningful for them.

What does the Covenant Church believe?

Our essential beliefs are summed up in the Covenant Affirmations that make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.

Covenant Affirmations

  • We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
  • We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
  • We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
  • We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
  • We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
  • We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
  • Click here to read more about the Covenant Affirmations.

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