The Church – we are bound in a relationship with God in Christ in the New Covenant, expressed concretely in the life of the Spirit in the Church. Thus, the reformed faith insists that by definition the believer is in covenant with other Christians by virtue of being in covenant with his Lord. Therefore, we have a responsibility to identify with an assembly of believers in membership, taking seriously our commitment to it.
The Family – marriage is, by definition, a covenant relationship. The reformed faith has thus always nurtured marriage and families. It does this by equipping husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, to fulfill their biblical roles. We place emphasis upon spouses and parents teaching and raising kids and loving one another, encouraging each father to be the “theologian” of his family, teaching and catechizing the little lambs around his table.
The Republic – From the beginning we have been bound to govern one another mediately under God in the Civil Covenant, first promulgated by God to Noah (Genesis 9:1-17). This involves far more than voting for president every four years and thinking we have discharged our duties to the civil government. The prime directive of government is the administration of justice and mercy (Deuteronomy 16:19-20; Micah 6:8). History has demonstrated that the best form of government is the Christian Republic. The Church is obliged to be fully engaged supporting a Christian Republic and calling the civil authorities to repentance when they stray from its biblical principles.