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TBC Membership Covenant

Our Covenant one to another is:

Having been brought by God’s sovereign grace to repent of our sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and give ourselves up to him, and having been baptized as believers in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we do now, humbly and joyfully renew this covenant together by God’s grace.

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others. We will give to this church a preeminence over all human endeavors and institutions as the body of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, walking together in brotherly love, exercising affectionate care and watchfulness over each other, and faithfully admonishing and entreating one another as the occasion may require. 

We will be slow to take offense, quick to forgive others, and always ready for reconciliation. Moreover, we will rejoice at each other’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows.

We will seek, by God’s grace, to engage regularly in the spiritual disciplines of Word and prayer, be quick to confess and repent of our sins, to live carefully in the world, to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts; remembering that, as we have been buried and raised with Christ in baptism, so there is a new obligation to lead a holy and faithful life for the glory of God.

We will endeavor to bring up our children and any others under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by speaking the truth in love, seek the salvation of our family and friends.

We will seek to demonstrate in our marriages the relationship between Christ and his church, husbands loving and leading their wives as Christ is with the church, and wives submitting and respecting their husbands as the church is with Christ.

We will work together for the continuance of a faithful gospel ministry in this church as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipleship, discipline, doctrines and submit to its elders as the Lord has placed them to shepherd our souls. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry and for the spread of the gospel to all nations so that Christ might be preeminent in all things.

We purpose that if we leave this church, we will inform those who are charged with caring for our souls and make every effort to leave peaceably with those in the body of Christ. Likewise, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith and order where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the truth of God’s Word. 

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.

 

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