Our Church Covenant

Church Covenant Wordle

Last night Suzie and I met with our pastor and his wife for dinner.  We enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship and took the final step in being members at First Baptist Church of Boynton Beach.  We love Dr. Buz and Sandy McNutt.

Church membership is taken seriously by the church.  The final step we took was to sign a copy of the church member covenant.  I am sharing it here as an encouragement for those who might wonder if a Christian should be a member of a church.  We are joining together with fellow believers to function as the body of Christ in our community.

First Baptist Church of Boynton Beach

Church Member Covenant

Having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to Him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and 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.

We will walk together in brotherly love, as true 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 grave, so there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life.

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, if 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.

I am excited about being in this kind of covenant relationship with God’s people in this church.  Does your church have a covenant?  Do you know what it says?  Feel free to post any links to your church’s covenant in the comments below.