Calvary Baptist Church
Monday, January 22, 2018
...to live by faith, to be known by love and to be a voice of hope.

~ Church Covenant

 
 
 
THE CALVARY BAPTIST 
 
CHURCH MEMBER COVENANT
 
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized, and being in agreement with CBC's strategy, structure, and statements, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to establish CBC as "my" family.  
In doing so, I commit myself to do the following:
 
 
I.     I WILL PROTECT THE UNITY OF MY CHURCH
            
                    ...by acting in love toward other members
                         ...by refusing to gossip
                        ...by following the leader
 
 
"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to
live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus."
Rom 15:5 ESV

 
"Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up,
as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."
Eph. 4:29 ESV

 
"Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls,
 as those who will have to give an account.  Let them do this with joy and not
with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you."
Heb. 13:17  ESV
 
 
II.     I WILL SUPPORT THE MISSION OF MY CHURCH
 
                     ...by growing in meaningful relationship  
                           with Christ   
                       ...by encouraging others to grow in
                           meaningful relationship with Christ
                    ...by inviting the unchurched to attend
 
 
"Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled."
Luke 14:23   ESV
 
 
"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."
Rom. 15:7   ESV
 
 
 
III.     I WILL SERVE THE MINISTRY OF MY CHURCH
 
                    ...by discovering my gifts and talents
                    ...by seeking to be equipped to serve
                    ...by developing a servant's heart
 
 
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."
1 Peter 4:10  ESV
 
 
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant
 than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but also to the interest
 of others.  ….but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,
 being born in the likeness of men."
Phil. 2:3-4, 7  ESV
 
 
 
IV.     I WILL SUPPORT THE TESTIMONY OF MY 
         CHURCH
 
                    ...by attenting faithfully
                    ...by living a godly life
                    ...by giving regularly
 
 
"Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another,
 and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
Heb. 10:25  ESV
 
"Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent,
I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel."
Phil. 1:27  ESV
 
 
"On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up,
 as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come."
1 Cor. 16:2  ESV
 
 
 
V.     I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL OF MY
        FELLOW MEMBERS WILL ALSO HONOR THIS
        SAME COVENANT
 
                    ...by pursuing me when I stray
                    ...by loving me when conflict arises
                    ...by helping me when I am in error
 
 
"Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.  Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.  Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself."
Gal. 6:1-3  ESV
 
 
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Phil. 2:4  ESV
 
 
"No longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother - especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.  So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.  If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.  I, Paul, write this with my own hand:  I will repay it - to say nothing of your owing me even your own self."
Philemon 16-19  ESV