Faith Covenant Church is a faith community seeking to help people take next steps in our journey with our Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We strive, by God's grace, to cultivate the kind of community that can receive all people, wherever we are at, as we help each other to take "next steps" in our relationship with this God and our neighbours.

The Winnipeg Covenant Church was the first Evangelical Covenant church in Canada, founded in 1904 by a group of Swedish immigrants. This church existed for more than 80 years. Eventually the decision was made to close the doors of the church with the plan to re-plant a a new Covenant church at a future time.

In 1990 Jeff and Darlene Anderson moved with their family from Nelson, B.C. to begin the work of planting the church, then known as Companion Community Church. In 1998 Companion Community Church joined together with Family Fellowship Bible Church with a desire for a more significant ministry in the community. The new congregation born from the joining of these two was named Faith Covenant Church.

In 2000 Jeff Anderson resigned as senior pastor of FCC to become the superintendent for the denomination of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada. Gerald Froese then served the FCC community as pastor until 2006 - this was a season of much growth for Faith Covenant.

Erik Anderson took up the lead pastor role in 2006, serving along with the rest of the current pastoral team. In these recent years the community of FCC has seen exciting change and growth. The Faith family moved to the Beaumont neighborhood of Winnipeg in 2003, in 2008 they purchased the building at 1229 Windermere which they had been leasing.

In 2012 FCC commissioned Pastor Gavin Jensen along with a core group of people to plant a church in Winnipeg's West End.  Holy Community Covenant Church has continued to grow and put down roots in their community.  

We continue to seek out taking the next step together in our lives, our neighbourhood, our city, and our world....

Erik Anderson

Lead Pastor

Erik has been on the pastoral staff at FCC since 2002, Erik and Kristi have three boys:  Gus, Isaac, and Moses. They love life in Winnipeg. Erik enjoys studying Scripture, field trips to the Brady landfill with his boys, nights out with Kristi, and any moment in between with friends and family. Also, GO BOMBERS! Erik is in love with this scrubby little plant we call church. 

Contact: erikand@mymts.net

Cody Anderson

Associate Pastor

Cody has been serving on staff at FCC since 2006. Cody and Dana have four kids: Charlie, Jacob, Lucy, and Esther. Cody enjoys any kind of “outing” and his family especially enjoys cruising around one of the many city parks. Cody's interests include most sports, movies, and Saturday morning breakfasts. Cody and his family continue to enjoy living in Winnipeg where their roots continue to go down. They are constantly amazed at the incredible community they have been received into at Faith Covenant. 

Contact: codyand@mymts.net

 

Shannon Friesen

Pastoral Intern

Shannon is a Masters of Divinity student at Providence Theological Seminary. Her internship includes some preaching, teaching and leading, building relationships, as well as lots of observation as she learns what it means to pastor a community of disciples. She loves studying Scripture and loves the Church and is passionate to see it living out its purpose in the world.  She lives in Steinbach with her husband Tim and their kids, Piper, Dexter, and Jasper. She has a love-hate relationship with running, school, and the crazy schedule they keep. A good evening is dinner with family and friends and a movie or a fire after the kids are in bed.

 

Sarah Pascoe

Administrative Assistant

Part-time at the church and part-time at Siloam Mission, Sarah’s home-time is spent with her husband, Riley, and their two children, Elliott and Eleanor. They enjoy the outdoors, good food, and good friends. Sarah appreciates the diversity and culture found in Winnipeg, while in many ways, still feeling like a small town. She and her family are grateful for Faith Covenant’s focus on community and serving.  

Contact: faithcc@mymts.net

What is a Covenant Church?

 

• Evangelical, but not exclusive
• Biblical, but not doctrinaire
• Traditional, but not rigid
• Congregational, but not independent

 

What does the Covenant Church believe?

 

On one level, the answer is quite simple. When new members join a Covenant church, they are asked two questions about belief: “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Saviour and promise to follow him as Lord?” and “Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?” They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church and denomination. That’s all. That is enough.

 

On another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. While the Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed, we take our theology very seriously, and our history as well. We are a Reformation church, a part of the Church universal, and an evangelical church. In that heritage, we share certain central beliefs, which draw us together in faith and fellowship and make possible a freedom among us on more widely ranging issues. We describe those central beliefs as “affirmations,” and they are outlined in the document available for download here.

 

We hope that, as you read these affirmations, you will find yourself identifying with them in your own faith experience. If they raise questions for you or you would like to read further, we would encourage you to enter into a conversation with a pastor or council member. May God bless you as you seek to learn more about him through His Church.

Faith Covenant Church is part of a larger church family called the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada. The Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada was founded in 1904 in Winnipeg, Manitoba by Swedish immigrants who had a passion for God's Word, for those who did not yet know God personally through Jesus Christ, for gathering to worship and for being together with one another. The Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, a denomination in Canada and a regional conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is a community of local churches in covenant with God and one another. We single-mindedly confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and the Bible as the Word of God, the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct. As a family of churches, we enjoy diversity in all other matters of faith and practice, refusing to let them divide us or detract from our common mission. 

We are part of Covenant Heights Bible Camp located in Riding Mountain National Park.  Each summer we participate in Family Camp weekend, Squirt Camp, Jr Camp, and Teen Camp as well as Fall retreats.

At Faith Covenant Church we are connected to and are supporters of many other kingdom building organizations. Please check out the links to some of our ministry partners.

 

HOLY COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH
WWW.HOLYCOMMUNITYCOVENANTCHURCH.COM

COVENANT HEIGHTS BIBLE CAMP
WWW.COVENANTHEIGHTSBIBLECAMP.COM

EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
WWW.COVCHURCH.ORG

EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH OF CANADA
WWW.COVCHURCH.CA

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