The purpose of this church is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and thus, God the Father through obedience to the Word of God and the worship of the triune Godhead. To that end, the church will execute the Great Commission in the preaching of the gospel for the purpose of making disciples; baptizing the same in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; , and teaching them to observe all things the Lord has commanded by proclaiming the whole counsel of God. By these means the church will endeavor to be used instrumentally to perpetuate the faith once delivered to the saints.
Although there are a few passages in the New Testament in which the word church is used in a figurative and broader sense, church primarily refers to an assembly of believers who have been baptized on the profession of their faith by a duly authorized administrator and have agreed together to carry out the Great Commission under the Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ and in obedience to the Word of God. Covenant Life Fellowship is such a church, and when the word church is hereafter used in this Constitution, it is understood that only a church as herein defined qualifies as a New Testament Church.
The purpose of this local church is the salvation of the lost souls, the edification of the Christians through the teaching of God’s Word, the encouragement of members to do the work of the ministry, the worldwide proclamation of God’s saving grace through the shed blood and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary, the promotion of godly worship, the defense of the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3), and cooperation with Christian activities functioning in harmony with God’s Holy Word, until Jesus comes for His church.