Covenant strives to be a relevant church. We apply the teachings of Jesus in today’s context living the gospel message of Good News to all people. We believe that all people have the right to live their God given potential and Covenant works to remove the barriers of oppression that prevent people from living this potential. In recent months Covenant has engaged in conversation about Women and Justice issues as it relates to leadership positions in the church and the broader culture. A team of passionate people have attended seminars on current topics such as Human Trafficking, Heroin/Opioid overdose, and Racial disparity. Covenant was the first ELCA congregation in the southern Wisconsin region to call an openly lesbian pastor as their Senior Minister. This stand says a great deal about what Covenant is about. Covenant promotes awareness and advocacy around these topics and it shares these justice issues to the broader Stoughton community. Our Social Justice Team meets regularly with social organizations such as the School Board, Senior and Youth centers within the community to discover ways in which Covenant can best meet the current needs of our community.

Covenant takes its faith to the margins of the community to bind the broken and offer healing and reconciliation. Covenant is a relevant church.