Our church covenant is a simple statement of what we understand to be the essence of membership in a local church. Membership involves a mutual commitment among Christians to serve as a family of God’s people in a particular church body according to the vision laid out in Scripture. We first recited our covenant together at the founding of the church on August 5, 2017. We recite it again every time new members join the church. We recognize we will never live out these covenant commitments perfectly. Nonetheless, they represent the biblical values and ideals by which we seek to live as a church, God being our helper.
Emmanuel Church Covenant
Having been brought by divine grace to repent of our sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we the members of Emmanuel Church, do in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully covenant with each other.
We will make it our aim, individually and corporately, to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
We will walk together in love, praying for one another, encouraging each other in our Christian walk, carefully watching over each other, and faithfully warning, exhorting, and admonishing one another as occasion may require.
We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but will uphold the public worship of God and the ordinances of His church.
We will engage in private worship at home, and will uphold the great duty of biblically training our children, and those under our care, for the service of Christ and the enjoyment of heaven.
As we are the light of the world, and the salt of the earth, we will seek by God’s help to mortify our sin and pursue lives of holiness that are well-pleasing to God, that we may win the souls of men and women.
We will work together for the spread of the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout our local community and the world.
We will joyfully and sacrificially contribute from our resources, according to God’s gift, for the maintenance of a faithful and biblical ministry among us, for the support of the poor, and for the spread of the gospel.
We will, in the outworking of these principles, be guided by the Confession and Constitution of Emmanuel Church.
As the Word of God is the ultimate authority in every area of faith, order, and morals, we will submit to it, striving to live to the glory of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.