Submitted: July 30. 2009
Church Covenant

Leader: What experience defines our spiritual fellowship and covenant relationship?

Congregation: Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

Leader: What is the bond of our union?

Congregation: By Grace through faith, we are saved. We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.” We are God’s own special people, who proclaim the praises of God, “Who calls us from darkness into light.

Leader: What are our privileges and duties in this Church?

Congregation: We affirm our commitment to Worship, Discipleship, Stewardship, Fellowship, and Caring for one another.

Leader: What vows do we make as stewards of God’s gifts of money, time, and talent?

Congregation: To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

Leader: What tasks do we assume as the people of God?

Congregation: To go and to teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all that Christ commands.

Leader: To what lifestyle and conversation are we pledged?

Congregation: To do goodness, love mercy, and walk humbly before our God.” To love the Lord God with all our hearts, minds, souls, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Leader: What should we do if we leave this community?

Congregation: If we leave this Church we will as soon as possible, unite with a church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant.

Leader: What benediction concludes our covenant?

Congregation: May the God of peace who brought again from the dead, the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant even our Lord Jesus, make us perfect in every good thing to do God’s will, working in us that which is well pleasing in God’s sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever.

ALL: Amen.

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