MainStreet is a community of intentional Discipleship & Formation committed to
Making Jesus-shaped Disciples
Strengthening & Healing Souls
Engaging Culture Christianly
Life in Authentic Community
3 CORE VALUES Guide MainStreet
We're committed to "doing life" together and fostering honest, life-giving relationships. Huddles and Lifegroups are two ways we do this.
We're learning to live the Way of Jesus through Bible teaching, worship, spiritual habits, the Sacraments and by serving others.
We're committed to loving and serving our neighbors and being a blessing in our local community.
Meet Pastor Jeremy
Jeremy Berg (DMin) is the founding and lead pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church where he has served since 2010. Jeremy also teaches undergrad Bible & Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School and serves as an adjunct professor at other colleges. Prior to church planting, Jeremy spent years working with youth as a high school basketball coach, sub teacher, driver’s ed instructor, and served as a youth pastor at two different churches.
Jeremy completed his doctorate in New Testament Context (2021) at Northern Seminary, Chicago, with renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. Jeremy did his undergraduate degree in Biblical & Theological Studies at Bethel University (2002) and completed his Masters degree in Theological Studies at Bethel Seminary (2005). He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Jeremy and his fun, spunky wife Kjerstin have three young children — Peter, Isaak and Abigail. Jeremy enjoys jangly electric guitars, sparkling beverages, the smell of old books, reading to his kids, watching PBS Masterpiece with his wife, and endless hours listening to theological podcasts on his lawn tractor. Jeremy writes and podcasts at Daily Illumination sharing his passion to unleash Jesus’ kingdom vision for greater impact in the 21st century church and culture.
Jeremy's favorite part of leading MainStreet is watching people get honest with God and one another and experiencing amazing grace and fresh starts!
MainStreet Covenant Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). We are a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish Immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the Word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity. Find out more about the Evangelical Covenant Church here.
When new members join a Covenant church, they are asked two questions about belief: "Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior 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.
But 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."
We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
Learn more about the Six Covenant Affirmations by watching this video - http://covchurch.tv/affirmations-overview/