Who We Are & What We Believe

Who is Faith Community Covenant Church?

Faith Community Covenant Church has been part of the Evangelical Covenant Church since 2009.The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.
Before joining the Covenant, Faith Community was part of another denomination and was formed by a merger of Bethlehem United Church of Christ and Pilgrim Collegiate Church in 2000. Those two churches had a long history in Youngstown with Bethlehem starting in 1817 and Pilgrim in 1856.

What is a Covenant Church?



For Covenant people, our essential beliefs are summed up in what we call Covenant Affirmations:

  • We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
  • We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
  • We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
  • We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
  • We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
  • We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.

What does it take

to be saved?

 Cross - what JESUS did
We believe that we were created to enjoy fellowship with God. However sin has gotten in the way and separated us from our Heavenly Father. No matter what we try to do to bridge the gap between us, the Bible describes us as falling short (Romans 3:23). To bring us back to God, Jesus Christ came and gave His life as a sacrifice for us (Romans 5:8). By putting one’s faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, one experiences a new birth and enters into a personal relationship with Jesus (John 1:12 & Romans 6:23). This begins a journey through this life that carries us into the life to come with God in heaven. If you’ve never made this decision to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior or would like more information, contact us and we would love to share this Good News with you.