With it’s roots in the Protestant Reformation, the Evangelical Covenant Church is a denomination that holds to the affirmations of historical Christianity regarding the Bible as the Word of God and the only rule for faith, doctrine and conduct.
What makes the Covenant unique from other denominations is the fact that while it strongly affirms the clear teaching of the Bible, it allows believers the personal freedom to have varying interpretations on theological issues that are not clearly presented in Scripture. The Covenant affirms as central to its life and thought five evangelical emphases:
• The centrality of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16)
• A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25)
• The necessity of new birth (John 3:3, 14:6)
• The reality of freedom in Christ (John 8:31-32; Galatians 5:1)
• The church is a fellowship of believers (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
Since 1992, the Willow Creek Association has been linking like-minded, action-oriented churches with each other and with strategic vision, training, and resources. The WCA works to equip Member Churches and others with the tools needed to build prevailing churches everywhere in the world.
The WCA desire is to inspire, equip, and encourage Christian leaders to build biblically functioning churches that reach increasing numbers of unchurched people — not just with innovations from the Willow Creek Association or Willow Creek Community Church, but with God-given breakthroughs with widespread potential from any church in the world. And a key component of this God-honoring movement is to provide strategic vision and practical training.