The church covenant is a commitment that each member makes to one another as to how they will conduct their relationships in the body of Christ. We believe that it is vital for our members to understand and be absolutely committed to the ‘one another’ commands in Scripture. Without this commitment a church body cannot grow properly.
Having come by the grace of God to know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and having been led by the Holy Spirit to this part of the Body of Christ, we do now before God and in the presence of this assembly of believers, most joyfully and solemnly enter into covenant with the members of this part of the Body of Christ, known as Grace Community Church.
We affirm God’s covenant with us and our covenant with Him through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We understand that our part of the covenant is to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and that this is expressed by continuing trust in His promises and obedience to His commandments.
In joyful and solemn covenant with this part of our Lord’s body, we commit ourselves to seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to forsake sin, to regularly and cheerfully give of ourselves and God’s spiritual and material gifts to us for the building up of the Body, to watch over one another in brotherly love, to lovingly lead all those committed to our care and to lovingly submit to all God appoints over us.
We are in agreement with the Grace Community Church Affirmation of Faith.
As God is our witness, to this we commit ourselves, admitting our total dependence on the Holy Spirit for our fulfillment of this covenant.