About Covenant Presbyterian

The Mission of Covenant Presbyterian Church is to exhibit the presence of the risen Christ in its life as a community and as individuals. When Christ says “You shall be my witness when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,” God calls the whole church to ministry, as stewards of creation through the giving of ourselves. In continuing Christ’s ministry, Covenant reflects the “good news” of God’s grace through public worship, education, fellowship, and volunteer service in the Athens community and the world. Covenant tries to achieve balance between profession and practice of the Christian faith, between word and deed, and between self-nurture and outreach to others.

One of Athens’ youngest Presbyterian Churches, Covenant was officially established in May 1966 with 33 members. Since the early days of organization, the membership has grown to nearly 350 confirmed members. Covenant Presbyterian is a member of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery, Synod of the South Atlantic, and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The congregation reflects the rich diversity of the Athens community and all members are given an opportunity to share their gifts in Christian Ministry.

In 2015, the Session voted to join the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, a national coalition of congregations that seeks to articulate and act on the church’s historic progressive vision and to work for a fully inclusive church. It is Covenant’s mission to welcome all God’s people, and send a clear signal to all persons identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender that they will find acceptance at Covenant.