Printable Version – Sovereign Grace Church Covenant

We the members of Sovereign Grace Church, do hereby covenant with each other before God to do the following:

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others.

We will endeavor to bring to maturity all who may at any time be under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends.

We invite fellow members to pray for us, teach us, correct us, or rebuke us if necessary in a spirit of gentleness and humility should we stray from our Lord’s commands, because the thing we desire most in life is to serve Christ. We voluntarily submit ourselves to one another and to the discipline of the church. Such discipline will always be for the loving purpose of restoration – to fellowship with God and with the covenant community – and it will always be done in accordance with Matthew 18:15-22.

We will rejoice at each others happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each others burdens and sorrows.

We will seek, by divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been voluntarily buried by baptism and raised again from the symbolic grave, so there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life.

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.

If God should move us from Anderson County, we will as soon as possible unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

As believers, and disciples of Jesus Christ, we have entered into a covenant relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-with the God who revealed Himself in living Word (Jesus) and the written Word (The Holy Scriptures). Since the blessings and promises of the covenant have been freely extended and given to us out of wonder, love, thanksgiving, grace, and reverence, we hereby accept and take up the covenant responsibilities that go with such a privilege. This is our reasonable service and we should do nothing less.

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.

Adopted December 8th, 2010