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Church Covenant

Just as a statement of faith summarizes our doctrinal commitments, our church covenant summarizes our moral commitments. The statement of faith says, “This is what we are committed to believing.” The church covenant says, “This is how we are committed to living.” Church covenants are nothing new. Churches have actually been using them for centuries to clarify the ethical and relational commitments that church membership entails.

In our non-committal, individualistic, privatized age, a church covenant might sound a little arcane, or maybe even intrusive. But too often, membership in the local church becomes an ambiguous commitment that has little meaning and less value. In an effort to restore the meaningfulness of local church membership, our church covenant clarifies just what it means to become a member of Grace Covenant Church by crystallizing the commitments we’re making and the priorities we’re embracing as those who are. It’s a commitment that we all make to one another, and it reminds us of the transforming implications of the greater commitment that God has made to His people, the covenant that He has

sealed with the blood of His Son.

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Church Covenant

Having, as we trust, been brought by Divine Grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give ourselves up to Him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully renew our covenant with each other.

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, reconciling our offenses directly and promptly with one another as the need arises.

We will walk together in brotherly love, as becomes the members of a Christian Church; exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require.

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others.

We will endeavor to bring up such as may at any time be under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends.

We will rejoice at each other’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows.

We will seek, by Divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been voluntarily buried by baptism and raised again from the symbolic grave, so there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life.

We will encourage one another toward the eternal hope to which we have been called.

We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will 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 will, when we move from this place, 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.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.

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