Covenant

covenant

Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized, and being in agreement with the Sedge Fen Baptist Church statements, strategy and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Sedge Fen Baptist Church family.  In doing so, I commit myself to God and the other members to do the following.

1. I will protect the unity of my church

…by acting in love toward members

…by refusing to gossip

…by following the leaders

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”  Romans 14:19

“(May God give you) a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.” Romans 15:5

“…have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”  1 Peter 1:22

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen.”  Ephesians 4:29

“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority.  They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.  Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”  Hebrews 13:17

2.  I will share the responsibility of my church

…by praying for its growth

…by inviting the unchurched to attend

…by warmly welcoming those who visit

“We always thank God for all of you mentioning you in our prayers.” 

 1 Thessalonians 1:2

“Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.”  Luke 14:23

“Accept one another then, just as Christ also accepted you…”  Romans 15:7

3. I will serve the ministry of my church

…by discovering my gifts and talents

…by being equipped to serve alongside my spiritual leaders

…by developing a servant’s heart

“Each one should use whatever give he has received to serve others”  1 Peter 4:10

“It was he who gave…some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”  Ephesians 4:11-12

“Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…taking the very nature of a servant…” Philippians 2:4-5,7

4. I will support the testimony of my church

…by attending faithfully

…by living a godly life

…by giving regularly

“Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another.”  Hebrews 10:25

“…conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ…” Philippians 1:27

“Now about the collection for God’s people…On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income.”  1 Corinthians 16:1,2

“A tithe of everything…belongs to the LORD, it is holy to the LORD. ” Leviticus 27:30