The Medium shapes the Message

The church is called to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and to make disciples everywhere. At Covenant, we believe the way the church accomplishes this is to "plant and grow authentic gospel communities." That is our mission.

How does planting communities help us proclaim the gospel and make disciples? Listen to this explanation from Everyday Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis:

The Christian community demonstrates the effectiveness of the gospel. We are the living proof that the gospel is not an empty word but a powerful word that takes men and women who are lovers of self and transforms them by grace through the Spirit into people who love God and others. We are the living proof that the death of Jesus was not just vain expression of God's love but an effective death that achieved the salvation of a people who now love one another sincerely from a pure heart.

As people in Pearland are exposed to authentic gospel communities, they will begin to see that the gospel is true and that the gospel changes us. When we share with them the good news of Christ's death and resurrection, we will be able to illustrate God's love with our lives.