Membership Covenant

As members of The Mountain Church we confess that by the grace of God, we have been brought to repent and believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Upon our profession of faith, we have been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to walk in newness of life. By the gracious help of God, we joyfully commit to one another and seek to uphold this covenant with each other.

We will strive to have our manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ, with humility, gentleness, and patience bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. We will be kind and compassionate to each other, forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven us in Christ. We will confess our sins to each other and pray for one another.

We will not forsake gathering together, but will encourage one another. Speaking the truth in love, we will grow in every way into Christ and seek to build each other up.

We will, by the mercies of God, present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, not being conformed to this world, but being transformed by the renewal of our minds so that we may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
We will love one another deeply as brothers and sisters and take the lead in honoring one another. We will rejoice in hope, be patient in affliction, and constant in prayer. We will rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

We will use our freedom in Christ, not as an opportunity for the flesh, but will serve one another through love. We will walk by the Spirit and seek to bear the fruit of the Spirit. If our brother or sister is caught in any transgression, we will restore them with a gentle spirit. We will spur one another toward love and good deeds, and use our spiritual gifts to edify the church. We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations. We will, if we move from this church, as soon as possible, unite with another local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.