We at Covenant Baptist Church are just one particular expression of the glorious body of Jesus Christ. We are a small part of the grand and glorious new people Christ is calling to Himself. Therefore we seek to pray for all true churches of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the same time, in the kind providence of God, there are some particular local churches which we have close association with and cooperate together with in the work of spreading the gospel.
ARBCA was founded on March 11, 1997 as a national association for Reformed Baptist churches who hold to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. ARBCA is designed to advance Christ's kingdom by providing a fellowship in which churches of common confession may find mutual encouragement, assistance, edification, and counsel, and participate in cooperative efforts such as home and world missions, ministerial training, and publications, along with other such endeavors deemed appropriate by the Association.
Covenant Baptist Church was a church plant from an ARBCA member church, and was supported financially and in prayer by the many churches of ARBCA throughout the church planting process. On April 26, 2016, Covenant Baptist Church became a full member church of ARBCA.
MARBAC is a regional association for Reformed Baptist churches who hold to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. The purposes of this regional assocation are (1) to advance and secure in every way the interests of Christ’s kingdom, (2) to cooperate in the spreading of the gospel, especially in planting Reformed Baptist churches in the region, (3) to show visible unity to the world and churches, (4) to gain a greater knowledge, communion and love with sister churches, (5) to afford counsel and advice in difficult cases of various types, (6) to help preserve uniformity of faith and practice within the confines of our Confession of Faith, especially in dealing with doctrinal and practical questions, (7) to detect and deal with heresies and/or heretics, and in so doing to maintain harmony and peace in the churches, (8) to give financial aid as God prospers our churches, (9) to help curb the wanton abuse of church power, and (10) to supply the pulpits of sister churches in the event one is without a pastor.