Welcome to Covenant Church

Our Mission

Seek the Lost,

Disciple the Found,

Mobilize the Disciples.

Our Vision

To be God’s enduring lighthouse equipping and empowering all people to become Spirit-filled leaders glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ.

OUR VALUES

Scripture is Foundational

We are deeply committed to Scripture as the primary basis for every aspect of church life.

All preaching and pulpit ministry is subject to harmony with the Scriptures. All design and decisions regarding church governance, church programs, church discipline, fellowship and education are examined in the light of Biblical principles and monitored according to Biblical standards.

Integrity​

We value and protect consistency between our beliefs and our behavior.

We are committed to open and honest relationships. The governance and finances of the church are open to scrutiny. We actively avoid gossip and unwholesome communication among ourselves. Our ministry teams practice self-examination to ensure that we serve with clean hearts, not tainting others with hidden sin. We do not shrink from difficulties when our collective or individual integrity is at stake.

Servant Leadership​

We believe that Scripture requires all leaders to be primarily motivated by a heart to serve those they lead.

We encourage all members to be active participants in church life, contributing and receiving mutual service. We examine ourselves as leaders to ensure that our efforts are directed towards those we serve, not our own convenience or significance.

Learning Shared Leadership​ ​

We value the unique calling we feel to propagate a team approach to leadership in the church.​

Every aspect of church life is designed for reproduction of leadership. We have apprentices working alongside our ministry leaders in order to be in a perpetual state of leadership reproduction. Our elders are prepared to fill the pulpit on a shared basis. Our elders and church governors practice a team approach to church government. Our congregation is kept up to date and informed at the highest possible level possible short of indiscretion.​

Honor and Respect for Individuality​​

We cherish the unique God-given design in each individual and are committed to mutual honor and respect.

We actively pursue ways of discovering and appreciating one another’s gifts, skills and talents. We seek ways to make place for one another in church participation that reflects the joy of service according to each one’s design. We are not dismayed by the scandalous or unconventional behavior or outward appearances of those we meet and reach out to.

Faith Under Fire​

We are a church uniquely called to stand firm in the face of challenge because when we are confronted we grow in faith, witness God’s intervention and find ourselves strengthened and matured.

We do not avoid difficulties, controversies, crises, or tragedies when we encounter them individually or corporately. We respond to these circumstances with faith rather than fear, by drawing together rather than apart. We value being overcoming by the strength of the Lord more than comfort, safety, or security.

OUR VALUES

Scripture is Foundational

We are deeply committed to Scripture as the primary basis for every aspect of church life.

All preaching and pulpit ministry is subject to harmony with the Scriptures. All design and decisions regarding church governance, church programs, church discipline, fellowship and education are examined in the light of Biblical principles and monitored according to Biblical standards.

Integrity​

We value and protect consistency between our beliefs and our behavior.

We are committed to open and honest relationships. The governance and finances of the church are open to scrutiny. We actively avoid gossip and unwholesome communication among ourselves. Our ministry teams practice self-examination to ensure that we serve with clean hearts, not tainting others with hidden sin. We do not shrink from difficulties when our collective or individual integrity is at stake.

Learning Shared Leadership​ ​

We value the unique calling we feel to propagate a team approach to leadership in the church.​

Every aspect of church life is designed for reproduction of leadership. We have apprentices working alongside our ministry leaders in order to be in a perpetual state of leadership reproduction. Our elders are prepared to fill the pulpit on a shared basis. Our elders and church governors practice a team approach to church government. Our congregation is kept up to date and informed at the highest possible level possible short of indiscretion.​

Servant Leadership​

We believe that Scripture requires all leaders to be primarily motivated by a heart to serve those they lead.

We encourage all members to be active participants in church life, contributing and receiving mutual service. We examine ourselves as leaders to ensure that our efforts are directed towards those we serve, not our own convenience or significance.

Honor and Respect for Individuality​​

We cherish the unique God-given design in each individual and are committed to mutual honor and respect.

We actively pursue ways of discovering and appreciating one another’s gifts, skills and talents. We seek ways to make place for one another in church participation that reflects the joy of service according to each one’s design. We are not dismayed by the scandalous or unconventional behavior or outward appearances of those we meet and reach out to.

Faith Under Fire​

We are a church uniquely called to stand firm in the face of challenge because when we are confronted we grow in faith, witness God’s intervention and find ourselves strengthened and matured.

We do not avoid difficulties, controversies, crises, or tragedies when we encounter them individually or corporately. We respond to these circumstances with faith rather than fear, by drawing together rather than apart. We value being overcoming by the strength of the Lord more than comfort, safety, or security.

THE COVENANT CHURCH FAMILY

Lead Pastor

Lizette D. Arches

Lizette Dizon Arches is the founding senior pastor of Covenant Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. She is also the founder and president of iShepherd Inc., a non-profit ministry designed to train and support Filipino pastors and laymen. She was also the founding chairperson of Talking Hands, a ministry for the Deaf in Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines which she continues to support.

She was born in Manila and came to know the Lord on April 10, 1983. From thereon, she completed Bible seminars, discipleship training, leadership training, evangelism training, and attended church growth conferences. During which, she got involved with ushering ministry and community outreach.

In 1985 she planted a church in Quezon City and built a worship center where she provided discipleship, leadership training and conducted outdoor crusades in the Philippine provinces of Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Mindoro. People she trained are now pastors, teachers, administrators, leaders of non-profit ministries, and in private enterprises.

Her passion to equip and empower has given her opportunities to preach in California, Las Vegas, Maryland, Northern Virginia/Washington DC, Maryland, and North Carolina, USA. She has also ministered in Sweden and Norway.

She completed her Master of Arts in Practical Theology concentrating on Church & Ministry Leadership at Regent University in May 2010 receiving the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Lizette Dizon Arches currently lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA with her beloved husband, Ariel, and their wonderful children Abigail, Johanna, and Jean Luc.

Board Members

Lizette Arches

Michele Christian

Julian Deluna

Nerinda Dizon

Malou Rise

Elders

Lizette & Ariel Arches

Edeliza Carter

Todd Carter

Harold Christian

Nerinda Dizon