Membership Covenant

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Having been led, by God’s grace, to submit to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior1 and, having been baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,2 I do now joyfully enter into a covenant of encouragement and accountability with other members of this Church family.3

I will faithfully participate with this Church in worship, prayer, Bible study, fellowship, service, giving, and the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.4 I will serve the other members of this body in love by praying for them,5 helping them in sickness and distress,6 promoting their spiritual growth,7 protecting them from sin,8 and encouraging them to love and to good deeds.9 I will flee gossip and divisive words, knowing that they dishonor God and destroy Christian fellowship.10

I will diligently train myself and my family in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.11 I will strive to promote marriages that reflect the relationship of Jesus Christ and His Church.12 I will seek the preservation of marriages, knowing that God hates divorce,13 and I will submit to biblical regulations regarding marriage.14

I am committed to the Great Commission mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ.15 I will seek the salvation of my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and people of all nations through loving, bold evangelism and a Christ-exalting life.16

I promise that if I leave this church I will, as soon as possible, unite with another church where I can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.17


1Ephesians 2:1-10; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; Romans 10:8-13

2Matthew 28:19

3Hebrews 3:12-14; 10:23-25; Acts 2:42; Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 John 1:6-7

4Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Luke 22:14-20; 2 Corinthians 9:5-8; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:24-25

5James 5:14-16; Acts 2:42; Ephesians 6:18

6Romans 12:13, 15-16; Galatians 2:10; 6:2; 1 Corinthians 12:26; James 2:15-16; 1 John 3:16-18

7Ephesians 4:11-16; Titus 2:1-15

8Proverbs 24:11; Galatians 6:1; Hebrews 3:12-14; James 5:19-20

9Hebrews 10:24-25; Titus 3:8

10Proverbs 6:16-19; Romans 16:17; Ephesians 4:29, 31; Titus 3:10-11; James 3:6-10

11Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Psalm 78:5-7; Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6; 1 Timothy 4:7-8

12Ephesians 5:22-33

13Malachi 2:16

14Matthew 5:31-32; 9:3-9; Mark 10:2-12; 1 Corinthians 7; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Hebrews 13:4

15Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:21; Acts 1:8

16Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15

171 Corinthians 12:18; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:24-25