New Covenant is a church in St Louis MO, founded in the 1970's through charismatic renewal. Now today the church has ministries in the local community, and to regions beyond in North West India and Zambia, central Africa. At New Covenant we can be described as reformed in doctrine in that we passionately support the five Solas from the time of the reformation in the sixteenth century: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Christo and Soli Deo Gloria. That is to say: Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, for Christ Alone and to God Alone be the Glory.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism (WSC) from the seventeenth century states: "The outward and ordinary means by which Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption are his ordinances, especially the Word, sacraments, and prayer, all of which are made effectual to the elect for salvation" (WSC 88). At New Covenant we give these outward and ordinary means significant value in our times of Sunday gathering so that we might be built up in the faith and be assured of the fullness that is ours in Christ.
In our Sunday meeting we come together as one new man to worship the Lord Jesus Christ with songs of praise and thanksgiving. During the time of corporate worship there is opportunity for the ministry of the gifts of the Spirit, in accordance with 1 Corinthians 14 for the well-being and maturing of the entire community of believers.
Philippians 4:6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God." During the Sunday gathering there is time given for prayers to be offered and heard. C. H. Spurgeon said: "We need to be delivered from narrow conceptions of God, and limited desires in prayer, that we may ask of infinity with suitable capacity of soul, and so may receive grace upon grace, and be filled with all the fullness of God."
In the upper room, prior to His trial and execution, Jesus took the cup and said, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins" (Matt 26:28). We celebrate the communion meal every Lord's Day at New Covenant, that we might be made partakers of Christ's body and blood, with all His benefits, to our spiritual nourishment and growth in grace (WSC 96).
Christ Centered Preaching
WSC 89 states: "The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith to salvation." Every Sunday gathering we have a Christ centered message given by one of the pastoral ministries at New Covenant. Come and join us to hear about Christ and all the fullness of the new creation that can be yours in Him.