1-2 Journey Church Membership Covenant

Journey Church Membership Covenant

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

1. I Will Protect the Unity of the Church

  • By acting in love toward other members: “Have a sincere love for your fellow believers, love one another earnestly with all your hearts.”  1 Peter 1:22 (TEV)
  • By refusing to gossip: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs…”  Ephesian 4:29
  • By following the leaders: “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 no advantage to you.”   Hebrews 13:17
  • By practicing God’s method for Conflict Resolution:” “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. Matthew 18:15-17

2. I Will Share the Responsibility of the Church

  • By praying for its growth: “To the church…we always thank God for you and pray for you constantly.”  1 Thessalonians 1:2
  • By inviting the unchurched to attend: “The Master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes, and urge the people there to come so my house will be full.” Luke 14:23 (NCV)
  • By warmly welcoming those who visit: “So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified.”  Romans 15:7 (LB)

3. I Will Serve the Ministry of the Church

  • By discovering my gifts and talents: “Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you…”1 Peter 4:10(Ph)
  • By being equipped to serve by my pastors: “God gave… some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of ministry, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” Ephesians 4:11-12
  • By developing a servant’s heart: “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 Jesus Christ… who took on the very nature of a servant…”  Philippians 2:3-4,

4. I Will Support the Testimony of the Church

  • By attending faithfully: “Let us not give up the habit of meeting together… but let us encourage one another.”   Hebrews 10:25
  • By living a Godly life: “But whatever happens, make sure that your everyday life is worthy of the gospel of Christ.”  Philippians 1:27(Ph)
  • By giving regularly: “Each one of you, on the first day of each week, should set aside a specific sum of money in proportion to what you have earned and use it for the offering.” 1 Cor. 16:2 “A tenth of all your produce is the Lord’s, and it is holy.” Leviticus 27:30