Welcome to St. Thomas Covenant Church
We're SO thankful you're checking us out! The apostle Thomas (one of Jesus' original 12 followers) is often referred to as the patron saint of doubters. He inspires us at STCC. We believe that the God we worship is big enough to wrestle with, to question, to yell at, and to fight with. In fact, the people of Israel got their name by being those who wrestle and prevail with God. We want to live into that tradition, so at STCC we welcome your questions and your doubts.
Beyond that, we are about creativity. We are tired of the old, the outdated, and the irrelevant. And we are working to breathe new life into the Church! We are going to do things differently. No more thys and thous -- we want to pray the way people talk. We want our rituals to make sense to our neighbors. So join our effort in helping us do church better. We need you!
Our mission is to reframe timeless Christian truths & practices in a language and style that makes sense today; and to wrestle honestly with how those truths & practices impact our lives now.
We are called to reach those who have been let down by the Church and invite them home; to develop healthy followers of Jesus; and to transform our neighborhoods into loving, safe, and welcoming communities.
We value authenticity, wrestling with God, loving our neighbor, creativity in worship, growing in faith, and remaining rooted to the historic mission of Jesus
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Who are we?
Mat Hollen is the pastor at St. Thomas. Mat has been involved in the Evangelical Covenant for seven years. He studied theology in college and went on to complete a Masters of Divinity from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Mat worked for the para-church ministry, Young Life, for five years and has a passion for helping people see how compelling Jesus can be. Mat is married to his incredible wife Becca and they live in near Bush Park with their dog Zoey
But we are not a church of pastors. We are a church of people. St. Thomas is made up of so many incredible people. We are young. We are old. We are rich. We are poor. We are educated. We aren't. We like tea and coffee, beer and wine, juice and milk. We are thinkers, feelers, artists, musicians, teachers, learners, and so much more. We come together often to talk about life, faith, fear, doubt and how they all intersect. Together we do our best to follow Jesus with our whole lives (though we fail often) and together we do our best to be Jesus' body in Salem and in the world.
Want to Get Involved at St. Thomas?
See What's Coming Up
Join the Core Team
Pray for the Church Plant
Grow in your relationship with Jesus
Attend church and our monthly Core Team meetings
Share who we are and what we are doing with the people around you
Help shape the direction of the church
Be Open to participate in Spirit-led group discernment
Commit to regular financial giving
Offer your gifts to the vision
Invite others into the community
Serve the needs of the church
Give to STCC
If you are interested in supporting St. Thomas Covenant Church there are three options to do so.
***All donations are tax deductible***
Option 1 :
Option 2 :
Drop your Check or Cash in the Joy Box located in the back of the Sanctuary at any point during the Service!
Option 3 :
Mail a Check made out to St. Thomas Covenant Church to: