Our beliefs are based on 1 Peter 4:7-11. God commands us to be committed to Him, to love each other, and serve the world around us.
We’ve elaborated below on what our mission means for us. If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of our doctrinal beliefs, you may want to read The Baptist Faith & Messages.
Commitment to God
We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that He exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 16:7-15, Hebrews 1:2-3
We believe that God created us to worship him and give him glory.
“God has given us eternal life, and his life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.”
Isaiah 43:7; Psalm 96:9; Matthew 4:10
We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshiping  him but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in him.
John 3:16; Acts 2:22-39; Romans 3:21-24
We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative and must be received personally by faith.
John 5:24; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:9
We believe the Bible to be God’s word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with him, worship him, and bring him glory. At Cove Church we are committed to clearly and accurately teaching the word of God and prayerfully depending on Him.
Psalm 19:7-10; Timothy 3: 15-17; 2 Peter 1: 19-21
Love Each Other 
We believe that Jesus established his body on Earth in the church and that the church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world.
1 Corinthians 12:12-21; Colossians 1: 18-20; 1 Peter 2:9
We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.
Ephesians 4: 11-16; Colossians 3: 12-25; Hebrews 10: 24-25
Serve the World
We believe that God cares about every need of every person and that the church, as Christ’s body, is to show his love and care for every person. Every member of the church is called to be a minister of the gospel through acts of loving service and is willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone at every opportunity.
John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 4:6
We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide, and Cove Church is committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28: 18-20, Romans 10-13-15; 1 Timothy 2: 3-4