covenant presbyterian church
200 n. market street, Ligonier, PA 15658
One new experience
10:00 a.m. worship service
What does it mean to be a church in transition?
Transition necessarily implies change – going from one season to another. While change is often met with resistance, it is necessary for life. All healthy organisms change!
This is especially true of the church. Healthy churches learn to not only accept change, but embrace it as they grow, learn and conform more into the image of Jesus Christ.
Robust seasons of transition engage a unique opportunity in a church’s lifespan to prayerfully seek the Lord in three ways:
Assess their current state of affairs: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats specifically with regard to how they are living out the Great Commission.
Discern where God is calling them to express themselves in the community at this time and place to reach people for Christ.
Search for the next shepherd of the congregation that has the sense of call and gifts to engage a new season of ministry and mission.
This process often includes saying goodbye to former chapters of ministry to make room for the new chapters that the Lord will write in the seasons to come. Churches in transition lean into God’s Word for instruction and rebuke, they seek God in prayer for direction and they follow God’s will by restructuring themselves around what God has called them to do.
One of the changes we are making at Covenant Presbyterian Church, is that for the first time in over 20 years we will be worshipping together as ONE congregation. We invite you to be part of the journey. Come be part of an exciting season where we seek God in new ways as we learn to live not for ourselves, but for our faithful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.