Covenant Experience

Our Sermons

Welcome to our sermons! Here you will find our sermon series' as well as individual sermons.

Most sermons include sermon notes. We encourage you to have those open while listening to the sermon.

Please check back as we continue to add older messages.

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Stand-along Messages
Series: The Story

Our Small Groups

Covenant Church is a church of small groups. Our small groups are how we do church.

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The locations of the groups are color-coded:

Covenant Church
Shepherdstown, Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Kearneysville
Martinsburg, Bunker Hill, Spring Mills
Sharpsburg, MD

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About Us

Statement of Faith

1. We teach that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, 160 & 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

2. We teach one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14

3. We teach that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

4. We teach that man was created in the image of God, and that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2

5. We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
Romans 3:25 & 5:9, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Ephesians 1:7-8, Colossians 1:20, Revelation 1:5-6

6. We teach the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest, Intercessor and Advocate.
Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, Titus 2:13

7. We teach the personal, bodily visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ.
Luke 21:27, Revelations 1:7, I Thessalonians 4:13-17

8. We teach that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again in the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6 & 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

9. We teach the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and in the conscious everlasting punishment of the lost.
Matthew 22:31-32; Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:11-15

10. We teach that true believers are eternally secure, that they cannot lose their salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of their fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of their Heavenly Father.
John 10:29, II Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25 & 10:10-14, I Peter 1:3-5

11. We teach that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He dwells in all believers, baptizes and seals all believers at the time of their salvation, and fills them in response to confession of sin and yieldedness and who gives us His fruit and gifts to build His kingdom.
II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

12. We teach that it is the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit.
Romans 15:15-16, I Thessalonians 4:1-8

Updated June 7, 2015

New here?

  1. Where do I go? We have fantastic volunteers at every door to welcome you and help you find your way! Just look for the folks wearing badges. (Actually, they will be on the lookout for you!)
  2. We have children/teens. Do they come into the service with us? Our greeters can direct you to check-in for nursery or KidMin for kids through the 5th grade (KidMin is highly rated among our little ones, and yours will love it too!)—or you can bring them with you into the service. Either way, we are excited you brought your little ones! If you have teens, they can stay with you, or go into the youth service at 9:30. We will dismiss them right after worship at the 9:00 AM worship service.
  3. We have children with special needs. Is there a place for us? Yes! Just let our team members know of any special needs, dietary restrictions, etc. We are still learning how to best serve special needs families. Many such families are part of our church and we have learned much from them. We look forward to learning together with you as well!
  4. How should I dress? We have folks show up in business suits, and others in shorts (though not so much in the winter! Brrrrrrrr!) Our pastors dress casually when they teach (Pastor Joel may have ridden in on his motorcycle, and he doesn’t do that wearing a tie!) Dress in the way that is most comfortable for you.
  5. What is a service like? We worship together through prayer, reading Scripture, and music. Our worship team is made up of highly talented artists who love to use their gifts to serve Jesus. Our messages are driven by Scripture, and practically applied to our lives. A typical worship experience at Covenant lasts about an hour and 15 minutes.
  6. What if I’m not a Christian? Well, that’s also true of a sizeable portion of those who join us every Sunday! Come and bring your questions, your suspicions, and your doubts. You will be loved, no matter who you are! If you are unfamiliar with the Scriptures, you can follow along on the screens. Our pastors also help us find Scripture passages when they teach if you want to follow along with your own Bible (and if you don’t have a Bible, just ask a team member for one, and take it home with you!)
  7. What is your position on...? We encourage you to read our statement of faith. Beyond that, you will find lots of different viewpoints among our people. We are culturally, ethnically, and politically diverse. Everyone is welcome here, and everyone is challenged here. This is how we grow together!
  8. Do I need to give during the offering? No. The offering is for those who are part of our Covenant family to support our ongoing work in our community and around the world, and guests are never expected to contribute. But we would appreciate you filling out a Connect Card (it will be in your program) and dropping that in the offering when it passes at the end of the service. It helps us get to know you better, and pray for you specifically (and we don’t share your information with anyone!)
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