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Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church

CHURCH COVENANT

 

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"I am writing you these instructions so that you will know how people

ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God,

the pillar and foundation of the truth." - 1 Timothy 3:15 (NIV)

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Having been led by the Spirit of God, I have received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour.  On the profession of my faith, I have been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Now in the presence of God and the people of this assembly, I solemnly and joyfully covenant with the people of Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church as one body in Christ.

 

In the power of the Holy Spirit, I will walk in Christian love and unity with the members of this congregation.  I commit to work for the advancement of the Kingdom of our Saviour.  I will support the worship and ordinances of this church and will regularly and cheerfully contribute to its ministries, the expenses of the Church and the relief of the poor.  I will seek the salvation of my relatives and acquaintances, and aid in spreading the gospel to all nations.

 

I will maintain my personal relationship with Jesus Christ through regular prayer and the reading, studying, trusting and resting in God's Word.  With God's help, I will walk circumspectly in the world; I will be just in my dealings, faithful in my engagements, and exemplary in my conduct.  I will avoid gossip, backbiting and excessive anger.  I promise to honour the leadership of this church including the discipline of the Elders.  I affirm the Articles of Faith.

 

I further commit, with the members of this body, to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy of speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for confession, repentance and reconciliation, and mindful of the teachings of our Saviour to seek harmony in the body without delay.

 

Moreover if and when I leave this place I will, when possible, unite with a like-minded church where I can continue in the spirit of this covenant.

 

In all of this - May the love of God, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit be my guide and my director.  Amen.

 

Signed:____________________________________  Date: ______________________