Evans Creek Baptist Church | Church Covenant
As followers of Jesus Christ, we joyfully and thoughtfully enter into a bond of mutual edification, fellowship, and accountability with one another. We have repented of our sin, trusted in Christ as our Savior and Lord, and been baptized as true believers.
We will faithfully participate with this Church in worship, prayer, study, fellowship, and the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We will use our spiritual gifts for the common good. Through our involvement, and even sacrifice, we will seek to illustrate to our families and a watching world the immense significance of life in the Body of Christ.
In addition to the regular gatherings of the Church and in the spirit of a true disciple of Christ, we will diligently train ourselves and our families in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, seeking to develop Christian character, knowledge, and skills.
We will work toward doctrinal unity with a humble and teachable spirit. For this reason, we are willing to be taught according to the Confession of Faith which this Church believes to be an accurate summary of Biblical truth. Where there is disagreement or a lack of understanding regarding doctrinal convictions, we assume the liberty to ask questions and engage in edifying discussion. We will reject all heretical beliefs and practices, using Scripture as the final authority.
We will accept and fellowship with all members, regardless of race, gender, background, social status, or level of education, since all are of equal value in Christ.
We will pursue peace with all people, especially with other believers, always being slow to take offense and eager to reconcile. We will shun gossip and divisive words, knowing that they are destructive to Christian fellowship.
We will seek to live a life that is above reproach. We will be just and honest in our dealings and faithful in our responsibilities and commitments. We will abide by the standards of sexual purity and ethical integrity as taught in the Scriptures.
We will seek the preservation of marriage, knowing that God hates divorce, and we will submit to Biblical regulations regarding divorce and remarriage.
We will watch over one another in love. We will remember one another in prayer, help one another in sickness and distress, promote one another’s spiritual growth, restrain one another from sin, and stir one another up to love and good deeds.
We will submit to the Church’s discipline and lovingly assume our responsibility to participate in the discipline of one another, as taught in Scripture. If we are offended in connection with a disciplinary matter, we will seek resolution within the Church.
We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to this Church for its general ministry and expenses, the relief of the poor, and spread the Gospel throughout the world. We will dedicate ourselves, our money, and our possessions to the cause of Christ as faithful stewards, avoiding all forms of greed.
We will seek the salvation of our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and people of all nations.
We promise to remain faithful to this Church in membership. If we must leave, we will unite with another true Church.
In summary, we will love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and we will love others as Christ first loved us.
We will not allow our weaknesses and failures to deter us from our intention to abide by these Christian standards. We will pursue holiness through genuine repentance and persevering faith in the One to whom we owe all obedience for time and eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ.