Covenant Church East recognizes that it cannot, and does not desire to, bind the conscience of individuals in areas where Scripture is silent or ambiguous. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by God, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. We do, however, want to affirm basic beliefs that unite our fellowship and make it possible:

The Inspired Scriptures - The Scriptures, the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, are the inspired and only infallible and authoritative revelation of God to man, the final authority for Christian faith and daily living. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

The One True God – The one true and living God is Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three distinct persons of one divine essence: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 43:10,11; Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 4:5-6)

The Deity of Jesus - The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who is uniquely God and man. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death, resurrection, and victorious ascension to the right hand of God. (Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 1:3)

The Fall of Man - Man was created good and upright; however, man voluntarily transgressed and fell, and thereby, is spiritually dead and distant from God in a world of death and decay. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)

The Salvation of Man - Man's only hope for eternal life is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is experienced by grace through faith and demonstrated in repentance leading to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (John 3:3; Romans 12:13-15; Ephesians 2:8)

The Church and Its Mission - The Church is the representative of Jesus on earth and is divinely empowered to carry out the Great Commission. The true church is composed of all who have been born of the Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the local church, which has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 19:10)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Given at Pentecost, the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the promise of empowerment from the Father that is available to all Christians, followed by the evidences manifested in the book of Acts and especially by the fruit of the Spirit. (Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; John 14:15-17).

Sanctification - The transforming power of the Spirit enables one to live a holy and surrendered life unto God. He teaches us to separate from that which is evil and to dedicate ourselves to God and to that which is good and morally pure. (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14)

Divine Healing - God’s sovereign healing of the body was provided through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, all the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the first-century church are available today and vital for our mission. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)

Ordinances of the Church – God commands people everywhere to be baptized in water in the name of the triune God as our initiation into the family of God. As baptized believers, we enjoy a unique time of ‘communion’ in the presence of God when bread and wine (emblems of the body and blood of Christ) are received in vivid remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. (Mark 16:16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

The Last Things - According to his promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all humanity in righteousness. The righteous shall enter into everlasting bliss in the presence of God, and the wicked shall be condemned to eternal death. (Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 1:6-11; Revelation 20:11-15)