In the reading and preaching of his word, God proclaims his gospel to our hearts and instructs us how we should live in response to his gracious deliverance. We believe that all of scripture points to Christ, and we seek to expound the great narrative of redemption from every book, chapter, and verse of God’s holy Word.
The only fitting response to God’s goodness and holiness is to sing songs of his praise. At Covenant, our musical worship is simple and reverent, incorporating both Psalms and hymns, and is designed both to minimize unnecessary distractions and to bring a congregation of all ages and backgrounds together as one voice.
We believe that these sacraments are a very real means of grace by which God ministers to our hearts and confirms his calling upon our lives. At Covenant, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first and third Sunday of each month, and rejoice to perform Baptism as often as God adds to our number — whether covenant children or adult converts.
Prayer is one of the great privileges of the Church, whereby our petitions great and small are brought before the throne room of heaven by the intercession of Christ, our great high priest. At Covenant, we pray with and for one another throughout the week, and also bring our requests to God in corporate prayer during worship.
God has commanded his church to equip the saints for the work of ministry. At Covenant, we hold several regular Bible studies, including adults’ and children’s classes at 9:45 Sunday mornings, multiple community group studies on Sunday evenings, monthly men’s and women’s studies, and occasional new members and leadership training classes.
As those who are to be known by their love for one another, we delight to serve and minister to the members of our body. Our members regularly pray for each other, and every week, you will find our elders and deacons on the phone, in the home, and by the bedside of those in need. Whether or not you are a member, please contact us if we can be of service to you.
Though as individuals we are continually occupied with the work and service God has set before us, as a church we set apart time to spend in fellowship as one body. Covenant holds a pot-luck lunch on the first Sunday of each month and a coffee and refreshment period following Sunday school, and our community groups often share a light meal together.
Our goal is train up our children in the worship of God and to enable families to worship together. To that end, we provide a staffed nursery for children under 2, a Children’s Church (ages 2-4) to transition and train our little ones for worship, and a nursing room with one-way glass to enable our youngest children (and their mothers) to participate in worship.
At Covenant, we are eager to be a witness for the love of Christ by serving those in need within our local community. Our church and its members recently provided significant physical and financial assistance to individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew, and our deacons regularly provide a variety of support to those in need in within the St. Augustine area.
We are thankful for the great increase God has provided our local church, and look forward to planting daughter churches throughout the First Coast area. Additionally, through the OPC’s Home and Foreign Missions Committees, our church helps to spread the truth of the reformed faith at home in the US and across the world.
We desire to proclaim the gospel to our neighbors whenever and wherever found, that Christ may bring in all whom his Father has given. In addition to the many evangelistic efforts of our individual members, our church’s standing Evangelism Committee is in constant, prayerful search for new opportunities to share the gospel in our local community.
The history of our local church includes a diverse group of believers — and now their children — whom God has brought into our church while students at Flagler College and other area schools. As a church, we are eager to incorporate college students into our local body. Please contact us if we can assist you with transportation to church.