Welcome to the National Covenant Presbyterian Church Website!

What is needed is both clarity and integrity.

This is not an actual denomination (yet?) but a proposal for a denomination based on some basic, yet profound, principles.

Principle #1—Essentials of the Faith:  The first principle is that there are some beliefs that are essential to the Christian Faith.  These essentials define what the faith is, and what it means to be a part of the Church, from God’s Word.  Therefore, clearly stating those beliefs is critically important.  Below is a link to a list of what we propose to use as that short list of essential beliefs.  We invite you to read them and give us comments or suggestions as to whether we have covered the essentials and how they are presented. 
To read more on the Essentials of the Faith,
click here...

Principle #2—Ethical Imperatives:  The second principle is that these essentials necessarily lead to certain ethical imperatives.  Orthodoxy must lead to orthopraxy.  Faith is belief that is lived out.  Again, we invite you to click on the link and look at what we consider to be those ethical imperatives, and we invite your comments and suggestions. 
To read more on the ethical imperatives,
click here ...

Principle #3—Distinctive Beliefs:  The third principle is that there are things about which Christians of good conscience may disagree.  As a result, we believe that there are certain critical or distinctive beliefs that do not define the Christian Faith as a whole, but do define some boundaries for how we relate to one another and the world.  These differences are neither petty nor insignificant.  They should be respected and adhered to in order to provide a sufficient connection for a close working relationship.  We invite you to click on the link for more information and your feedback on these critical beliefs. 
To read more on the Distinctive Beliefs, click here ...

Principle #4—The National Covenant:  The fourth principle is that the combination of the first principles, the essentials beliefs and imperatives, can form the basis of a National Covenant that could bind together congregations and individuals who share this common core of beliefs, in a meaningful way.  At the same time, the critical beliefs can define that closer working relationship for those congregations and individuals who could affirm these beliefs, while at the same time defining the basis of a relationship with other bodies that could affirm the National Covenant without interfering with the critical beliefs.  This idea is called the National Covenant Association of Churches and can be found for comment at www.nationalcovenant.org

And to see a example of a possible National Covenant Presbyterian Church Constitution please click here.

Please send your questions and comments to: responses@nationalcovenantpresbyterian.org

This website has been submitted by: 
Tad Bodeman
Cindy Pirtle
Jim Willimann

Elders at Windwood Presbyterian Church - Houston, TX