Covenant of Our Church
At a church gathering called “The Right Hand of Fellowship”, the Pastor formally presents those who are being accepted into the church as members and inducts the same by the statement and signing of Covenant for Membership, as follows:
Having received Christ as my Savior and Lord, been baptized, and being in agreement with Willow River Church’s faith statements, strategy, and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with this church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to other members to do the following:
I WILL PROTECT THE UNITY OF MY CHURCH
By acting in love towards others (1 Peter 1:22),
By speaking respectfully (Ephesians 4: 11-12),
By following the leaders (Hebrews 13:17).
I WILL SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MY CHURCH
By praying for its growth (1 Thessalonians 1:2),
By inviting the un-churched to attend (Luke 14:23),
By warmly welcoming those who visit (Romans 15:7).
I WILL SERVE THE MINISTRY OF MY CHURCH
By discovering my gifts and talents (1 Peter 4:10),
By being equipped to serve (Ephesians 4:11, 12)
By developing a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:3,4,7).
I WILL SUPPORT THE TESTIMONY OF MY CHURCH
By attending faithfully (Hebrews 10:25),
By living a godly life (Philippians 1:27),
By giving regularly (Leviticus 27:30.