CHURCH COVENANT

Having received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior following my repentance of rebellion and sin and having been baptized and being in agreement with First Baptist’s beliefs and core values, I now believe to be led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the First Baptist Church family. In doing so, to the best of my ability, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:

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  1. I will maintain a close relationship with the Lord Jesus
    • …by studying the Bible regularly
    • …by setting aside time to communicate with God
    • …by engaging in gospel-oriented relationships with my church familyPsalm 105:1-2; Psalm 119:97; Hebrews 10:23-25
  1. I will protect the unity of my church
    • …by putting the best interests of others before my personal wants (Christian love)
    • …by following biblical leadership
    • …by refusing to gossip
    • …by being slow to take offense but highly committed to reconciliation and obeying Christ’s commands in Matthew 18
    • …by submitting to righteous discipline if the need should ever arise so that restoration may occur as prescribed in Galatians 6

      Romans 14:19; Hebrews 13:17; Ephesians 4:29; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1-5

  1. I will serve in the ministry of my church
    • …by being equipped to serve
    • …by developing a servant’s heart
    • …by discovering and using my gifts and talents1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 4:11-12; Philippians 2:3-4, 7
  1. I will share the responsibility of my church
    • …by praying for its growth
    • …by inviting others to attend
    • …by warmly welcoming those who visit
    • …by sharing my faith
    • …by participating in biblical discipleship1 Thessalonians 1:1-2; Luke 14:23; Romans 15:7
  1. I will support the testimony of my church
    • ….by attending faithfully
    • …by walking in holiness, through God’s grace, as an act of worship to Jesus
    • …by giving biblicallyHebrews 10:25; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Philippians 1:27

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