A church covenant is a commitment among the members of a local church to live a life that is committed to honoring the Lord and living out His truths in such a way that God is glorified and others around us are impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The following covenant commitments that are held to by Grace Life members are really nothing more than basic Christianity! While no one member is able to keep them perfectly, they are the mandates our Lord gives us in His Word that we should strive to live out in the ebb and flow of daily life. Our church covenant is a statement that reflects the heart desire of each member to live a life that will bring glory to God!
Practice of Christian Love
Matthew 22:39, Matthew 5:43-48, Galatians 6:10, 1 John 3:16-18
Practice of Christian Ministry
1 Corinthians 12:14-19, Ephesians 4:11-12, Romans 15:14
Practice of Christian Evangelism
Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 15:20-21, Isaiah 49:6
By God’s grace, will you commit to demonstrate love toward all people through proclaiming the Gospel to the lost, reaching out to minister to your neighbor, and especially by caring for the needs of your fellow church members?
Practice of Christian Living (Righteous Living)
1 John 2:3-6, Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 7:17-23
Pursuit of Christian Growth
Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 3:12, Hebrews 12:1-2
By God’s grace, will you commit to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ that you might live a life that is above reproach and is worthy of the Gospel?
Pattern of Christian Family Life
Genesis 2:18-25, Ephesians 5:22-33; Ephesians 6:1-3, Romans 1:26-27
By God’s grace, will you commit to esteem the biblical view of marriage and seek to raise your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord?
Purpose to Resolve Conflicts Biblically
Proverbs 19:11, Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 17:3-4
By God’s grace, will you commit to resolve conflicts biblically, refuse to gossip, and support the practice of loving church discipline?
Practice of Christian Giving
2 Corinthians 8:11-12, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 9:3-12
By God’s grace, will you commit to be a faithful steward of your finances and possessions so that the church may fulfill its responsibility to spread the Gospel to all people?
Teaching the Word of God
2 Timothy 3:15, 4:1-4; 1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 5:26
Providing opportunities for growth, nurturing and service
Ephesians 4:12-14; 2 Timothy 1:6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Providing a framework for building fellowship and godly relationship
Ephesians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Romans 12:3-21
Carrying out our responsibility to reprove, exhort, care for, and discipline
Ephesians 4:14-16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Galatians 6:1-5; Matthew 18:15-17
Broadening the believer’s concern and perspective toward those unreached by the Gospel
Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 1:14-17; Philippians 1:27-28