Our Name: Christ Covenant Church of Chicago
Every word in the name our church is chosen and arranged deliberately.
Christ is the head of this church and in all things He receives the preeminence. All authority and power are given unto Him. He commissions the church to go into all the world to disciple the nations, and promised us that he will be with us until the end of the age. The Church is called the “Body of Christ” and the “Bride of Christ.” She owes all of her love, hope, strength, glory, life and mission to her Head, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who loved the church and gave Himself for her.
Covenant brings Christ and the Church together. It is what gives life to the church and holds her together. Every week, we are called by God to his presence to offer up our worship to Him. He graciously comes and serves us with all covenantal blessings in Christ. He renews His covenant with His church through the word written and the Word incarnate, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We also receive the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, the Bread and the Cup that signifies the new covenant in His blood for the remission of sins, and the eternal promises He has given to us as His people. It is in this way God has brought His covenant blessings to those who belong to His church, to be their God and calls them to be His own people.
CHURCH OF CHICAGO
The Church of Jesus Christ is a living body consisting of all Christians. A local church is a manifestation of Christ’s glorious church on earth. While God is not and cannot be contained in any location, we recognize that He always works through his people in any particular time and place to accomplish His eternal purpose.
Christ Covenant Church of Chicago is a historical manifestation of the Body of Christ in this given geographical area at this particular time in history. We have been called to this location and to this community to serve the millions around us and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, beginning with the Chicago area, and to the ends of the earth as God enables us. From this location, our vision extends to nations and people around the world, recognizing the mandate we have as a church to be actively engaged in the mission of discipling the nations (Matt. 28) while being mindful that, within one hour of distance from us, there are over 10 million people from many nations and of many tongues. Chicagoland is a world mission field in itself.
Hence the name, “Christ Covenant Church of Chicago.” We pray to God that we will always be faithful to this calling and be enabled by Christ and the Holy Spirit to fulfill the ministry that He has entrusted to us.
This is the burden and the vision of the people of this humble church in her humble beginning.