Our

Church Covenant

The purpose of this Covenant is to positively state how we are to love the Lord our God, love each other, and love those in the world who are without Christ.  Notice that each and every statement is in the positive.   Many of us know what we "should not do", but we believe that those who truly know and follow Christ want to know what "to do" to express their love relationship to God, each other and the world.

 

Because of God's redemptive act in the person and work of Jesus Christ, His Son, and because of the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and because God calls all believers to minister and equips them with gifts for ministry, we covenant to fulfill the purpose and mission of the church in the following three areas:

 

1.  Relationship to God:

Believing that God has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and believing that our relationship with God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is eternal and the single most important aspect of our lives we pledge ourselves to:

Nurture a relationship with God that is real, personal, and practical in nature through periodic personal devotions, prayer, and obedience to His Word.  Be faithful in our new relationship with God by committing ourselves to Christian growth and maturity.

Invest our lives, our time, and our resources in things that are lasting and not in things that pass away.

 

2.  Relationship to Each Other:

Believing that the plan of God's purpose of reconciliation begins with the church, local in nature and universal in reality, we promise to: Love fellow believers with a Christ-like love which is sacrificial in nature and seeks the good of others.

  • Maintain the unity of the Body of Christ in this local church for the glory of Christ.
  • Make ourselves accountable to each other for encouragement, exhortation, and instruction according to the Scriptures.
  • Seek God's leadership and guidance in ministry within this local body.
  • Support this local body with regular attendance, tithing and giving in response to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

 

3.  Relationship to the World:

Since the Lord Jesus has instructed us to love our neighbor as ourselves and has commissioned the church to go and make disciples of all nations, we covenant to:

  • Present the good news of Christ as His servants, realizing that our lifestyles will demonstrate the validity of the truth and power of the Gospel.
  • Consider, learn about, support and participate in world missions and local mission projects.
  • Assist in the nurturing and training of those who come to know Christ through the ministry of this church.

 

 

Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping
Christ-Centered, Family Equipping