Fruitland Covenant Church is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) a growing body of believers committed to the Bible as a guide for living and a growing relationship with Jesus. You can learn more about the ECC on the web at http://www.covchurch.org/
Fruitland Covenant Church got its start in the 1940s when people from what is now Forest Park Covenant Church started Sunday School classes for youth in Fruitland Township. In 1949, Fruitland Covenant Church was launched and has been seeking to love God and love others since then.
Many folks have never heard of a Covenant Church. Below you will find some more information about what we believe and our values.
For a downloadable brochure (PDF) that talks about the Evangelical Covenant Church, you can click here: What is an Evangelical Covenant Church?
Below is an explanation of what the Covenant Church believes from the denomination’s website:
What Does the Covenant Church Believe?
On one level, the answer is quite simple. When new members join a Covenant church, they are asked two questions about belief: “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?” and “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?” They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church and denomination.
That’s all. That is enough.
But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. While the Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed, we take our theology very seriously, and our history as well. We are a Reformation church, a part 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. If they raise questions for you or you would like to read further, we would encourage you to ask your pastor (if you are already in contact with a Covenant church) or any Covenant pastor for more suggestions.
May God bless you as you seek to learn more about him through his Church.
The Evangelical Covenant Church