MEMBERSHIP COVENANT (From Article IV of the Constitution and Bylaws)
Since we have committed ourselves to Jesus Christ and have experienced the acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption of God our Father, we covenant together as members of this church that with God's help through the guiding presence of His Spirit we will act as follows:
We will walk together in brotherly love.
We will show loving care for one another and encourage, counsel, and admonish one another.
We will assemble faithfully for worship and fellowship and will pray earnestly for others as well as for ourselves..
We will endeavor to bring up those under our care "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).
We will seek, by Christian example and personal effort, to win others to Christ and to encourage their growth toward Christian maturity.
We will share one another's joys and endeavor to bear one another's burdens and sorrows.
We will oppose all conduct which compromises our Christian faith and will uphold high standards of Christian morality..
We will prove the reality of our conversion by living godly, fruitful lives.
We will maintain a faithful ministry of worship, witness, education, fellowship, and service.
We will be faithful stewards of our resources and our abilities in sharing the gospel with people of all nations.
We acknowledge the pastor as the spiritual leader of our church, and we agree that he is to cast the vision for the church and equip the saints to carry out the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-14). We will prayerfully agree to support our pastor in these responsibilities and to pray for him and his family.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place that we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.
As a result of this covenant relationship, we will seek earnestly to live to the glory of God, who brought us out of darkness into His marvelous light.