*I commit to our journey to be a God-centered people, and in doing so I promise to:
-Accept God’s direction as the highest authority and encourage fellow church members to do the same.
-Strive to love God with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength.
-Worship God regularly together with the church body.
(2 Tim. 3:16-17; Mark 12:24; Deut. 6:4-9; Ps. 63:1; Matt. 22:37; Heb. 10:24-25)
*I commit to our journey to be a Bible-driven people, and in doing so I promise to:
*Honor the Bible as God’s true word and submit to it as the direction and ultimate authority for my life.
*Value the Bible higher than my own opinion, my own experience, church tradition or a business model.
*Support Bible-saturated teaching and the development of leaders to disciple others.
*Pursue the Lord Jesus Christ through regular Bible reading and regular organized Bible study.
(Deut. 11:18-19; Ps. 19:7-10, 119:105; Matt. 22:29; Rom. 12:2; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; James 1:22-25; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
*I commit to our journey to be a people devoted to God, and in doing so I promise to:
*Strive for a personal, intimate daily devotion to God and acknowledge God’s supreme worth in my prayer and worship.
*Participate in regular prayer sessions that give thanks in all circumstances.
*Pursue personal holiness by living according to biblical commands.
*Be an advocate for the weak, voiceless and oppressed.
*Honor God’s command to be pure by abstaining from sexual immorality, substance abuse, and lawlessness.
(1 Kgs. 8:61; Ps. 42:1-2; Ps. 86:11-12; Matt. 5:6; John 4:23-24; Pr. 31:8-9; Ps. 139:13; Ex. 20:13; Lk. 1:41,44;Rom. 12:1; Eph. 6:13-18; 1 Thess. 5:16-18; James 1:27; 2 Cor. 12:20-21; Matt. 5, 15:19; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rom.1:24-32; Gal 5:16-26, Matt. 23:28).
* I commit to our journey to be an authentic community, and in doing so I promise to:
-Remember that the lost and unchurched world needs to see Christ in me.
-Genuinely welcome persons from every walk of life with a goal of sharing the gospel with them.
-Abstain from all forms of gossip, especially any speech that slanders fellow church members,
church leaders, or other churches, and will seek to stop such speech in my presence.
-Willingly accept any confession of sin by a fellow church member, with a heart reflecting the forgiveness of Christ.
-Prayerfully accept biblical correction from fellow church members with a spirit of humility.
-Submit to the leaders of the church, for they are keeping watch over our souls.
-Regularly engage in discipleship-focused sessions such as Sunday morning Bible study and home groups.
(John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:15-19, 15:5-6; 2 Cor. 2:17, 13:11; James 5:16, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor. 5:17;Gal. 6:2; Eph. 4:1-3; Heb.10:24-25, Matt. 18:15-18; Heb. 13:17).
*I commit to our journey to be a missional people, and in doing so I promise to:
-Serve Christ effectively in some ministry, either within or outside the church, helping meet the needs of others both physically and spiritually.
-Engage in relationships with the goal to share the gospel, believing the Holy Spirit is ready and able to change hearts and lives.
-Regularly disciple my children through Gospel-centered devotions and prayer.
(Matt. 5:14-16, 20:25-28, 28:18-20; Lk. 10:29-37; Rom. 10:14-15, 12:4-8; 2 Cor. 5:17-20; Eph. 4:11-14; 1 Pet.4:10-11; Deut. 6:6-7;Prov. 13:24; Eph. 6:4).
*I commit to our journey to seek continuous spiritual growth, and in doing so I promise to:
-Treasure God and seek to be transformed by a growing knowledge of and devotion to Christ.
-Utilize my spiritual gifts to serve Christ, and encourage other church members discover and use theirs, so we can be fully equipped for the work of the ministry.
-Cheerfully contribute to God’s work through regular financial support, motivated by growing love and devotion to Him.
(Ps. 19:14; Ps. 119:11; Eph. 2:10; Eph. 4:11-14; Phil. 1:6; Phil. 2:12-13; Phil. 4:8; 2 Tim. 1:6-7; 2 Tim. 2:15; 2 Pet. 1:5-8; 2 Cor. 9:6-7).