The Church is about much more than the local worshiping community.
Learn more about some of Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church's connections with the larger Church!
Covenant Network of Presbyterians
Committed to Extravagant Welcome
Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church is a member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. We believe that ALL people are created in God's image, and all deserve to feel loved and welcomed in God's house.
We have long upheld extravagant welcome as one of our core values, but we recognize that merely calling ourselves "welcoming" is not sufficient to communicate this conviction to those who may have been hurt by and excluded from the institutional Church in the past. Therefore, we are working to make our commitment to extravagant welcome for all of God's children abundantly clear.
The Call to Covenant Community
Confident in God’s hopeful future and grateful for the ever-widening welcome of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Covenant Network of Presbyterians seeks an equity still not fully realized for LGBTQIA+ people in church and society, by
Engaging the church to invite all of God’s children into safe and welcoming congregational spaces of affirmation, healing, dignity and purpose;
Educating the church to expand our welcome of LGBTQIA+ people, to affirm their gifts for ordained office, and to uphold marriage equality for all; and
Equipping the church to bear witness to justice through advocacy and activism at the international, national and local church levels; speaking a prophetic word in anxious and divided times; and standing with others in fighting hate and oppression against any of God’s children.
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians calls the church to bear a unified witness to generous hospitality and faithful justice.
A Matthew 25 Church
"Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’"
- Matthew 25:37-40
What Does This Mean?
In Matthew's Gospel, chapter 25 offers three different illustrations of the Kingdom of Heaven. The message is clear: the Church is called to act NOW with justice, mercy, and humility (Micah 6:8) to prepare for the coming of this Kingdom.
What Does This Mean for Us?
Churches everywhere are trying to figure out how to live out Christ's mission in a way that's meaningful to humanity today, and that it's especially important in the current political and social climate of the USA. Boone Church is committed to finding new ways to reach out to the larger community of Caldwell, ID, to show that the body of Christ is still very much alive, and to show the world that Christ's message of radical, unconditional love is relevant to all of us today.