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Sunday Worship | 9:00 am

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  • Finding your way

    Parking is available in our lot or on "L" street. There are marked handicap parking spots available and we have a lift (like an elevator) for all-weather access to the entire building.


    Use the front (red) doors on "L" street to access the sanctuary and find a seat. 

  • Families can worship together

    We think children are great and believe families should be able to worship together.  Activity bags are available at the Welcome Center and we try to add kid-engaging components to the worship service regularly (such as children's sermons, activity pages, prizes). 


    After worship we offer the Super Supervised Kid Fun Zone, a time for kids of all ages to play together. Parents are invited to join an Adult Bible Study at that time.

  • Worship in Spirit & Truth

    At First Covenant, we exist for God's glory. A typical service may include modern worship songs or hymns with a band. We use the gifts God has given us to worship in Spirit and in truth. Our attire is casual.


    We believe the Bible is God's word to us and we preach from Scripture. You are invited to bring a Bible or use an app, like YouVersion and follow along in the text.


    Communion is taken on the first Sunday of the month and is open to all believers. If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are welcome at the table.

  • Planning a visit?

    Ask us a question or drop us a line and let us get to know you. 


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  • Hearing loop available

    During service, if you are in the building, switch your hearing device to T-coil mode for full sound.

Staff


  • A. Evan Westburg

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Evan is a Lincoln native. A graduate of North Park University (Chicago) and Regent College (Vancouver, Canada), Evan has served in college, hospital, and church settings (youth, associate, and senior pastor). Evan is married and enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and going to the park with his three kids.


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  • Dr. Garrett Hope

    Director of Worship

    As a Colorado native, Dr. Garrett Hope, spent his vacations at Covenant Heights Bible Camp and spending time in the mountains. He was heavily involved in the music and worship leadership of his home church, Christ Community Covenant Church. In 2011 Garrett graduated from UNL with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition. He is an active composer of concert & film music, public speaker, podcaster, business owner, and teacher. He enjoys living in Lincoln with his wife and daughter.

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Our Beliefs

We have been in Lincoln since 1892. First Covenant is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church which unites around six Biblical affirmations.


As a part of the Evangelical Covenant church, we are a communion of congregations gathered by God, united in Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the great commandment and the great commission.It affirms its companionship in faith with other church bodies and all those who fear God and keep God’s commandments.The Evangelical Covenant Church adheres to the affirmations of the Protestant Reformation regarding the Bible. It confesses that the Holy Scripture, the Old and the New Testament,is the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine,and conduct. It affirms the historic confessions of the Christian Church, particularly the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed,while emphasizing the sovereignty of the Word of God over all creedal interpretations. [...read more]


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  • Centrality of the Word of God

    We believe the Bible is the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct. The dynamic, transforming power of the word of God directs the church and the life of each Christian. This reliance on the Bible leads us to affirm both men and women as ordained ministers and at every level of leadership. It is the reason we pursue ethnic diversity in our church and is the inspiration for every act of compassion, mercy, and justice.

  • The Necessity of New Birth

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  • Church as the Fellowship of Believers

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  • A commitment to the whole mission of the Church

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  • A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit

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  • The Reality of Freedom in Christ

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