My church’s membership covenant

CHURCH COVENANT

  Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and 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.                                                                                                                                                        

* We agree, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality, to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.

* We agree 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. 

* We also agree to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.

* We also agree to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all backbiting, and the use of intoxicating drinks, illegal drugs and pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

* We further agree to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay. 

* We moreover agree that when we move from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

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I am a Christian, husband, father, local church pastor and aspiring writer (aren't we all.) Thanks for viewing my thoughts.
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