URC Membership Covenant
Having been born again by the Spirit of God and drawn to faith and repentance in the Lord Jesus Christ, we now, relying on God’s grace, enter into covenant with one another as Christ’s body:
We will seek to magnify the cross of Christ in all that we do, knowing that it is by the grace of God alone that our sins have been forgiven, our old nature put to death, and we have been raised to new life in Christ.
We will live our lives according to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, having submitted ourselves to God’s Word and embraced this church’s Statement of Faith as a trustworthy summary of biblical teaching.
We will seek to exemplify a true Christian community, caring for one another, admonishing one another, and bearing each other’s burdens.
We will use our spiritual gifts in God honoring ways to build up the body.
We will strive to be faithful in the Word of God and prayer, studying the Scriptures privately and corporately, and praying for ourselves and others.
We will show the joy of new life in Christ, by active participation in the life of the church, through hearing the Word of God and observing the Lord’s Supper, and by faithful attendance to worship, all to the glory of God.
We will give 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 accept the spiritual guidance of the church, obeying its doctrines and teaching.
We will walk in a spirit of Christian love in the congregation, seeking the things that make for unity, purity, and peace.
We will, upon moving from this place, unite, if possible, with a 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, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.