What is a Membership Covenant?

A membership covenant is a pledge or promise that members make in order to commit to another. As Christians, we are beneficiaries of God’s promise or covenant to save (Genesis 3:15, 15:1-17; Exodus 19:5-6; Luke 22:19-20). Ours is a covenant or promise, not of perfect obedience, but faithful gratitude and trusting submission. We collectively praise, honor and worship the God of our salvation – the Author and Finisher of our faith.

Membership Covenant of First Baptist Church of Diana, Texas

I promise to submit to the Bible, and the truths it contains, in all areas of my life (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Deuteronomy 6:5, 17-18).
I promise to participate in the life and function of this local church (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25; Titus 3:14).
I promise to read the Bible, pray and unite with this household of faith (Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Matthew 22:37-40).
I promise to serve others rather than expecting others to satisfy my preferences (Philippians 2:3-8).
I promise to lead my family in healthy membership practices (Genesis 2:24; Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 5:22-26, 32-33; Ephesians 6:1-4; 1 Corinthians 7:14).
I promise to cheerfully and willingly give all that I am able to the work of God through this church (Matthew 25:14-30; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
I promise to strive towards a life of holiness, righteousness, and Christ-likeness (1 Peter 1:13-16, 4:1-3).
I promise to submit to and participate in biblical discipline and accountability (Psalm 141:5; Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; Hebrews 12:5-11).
I promise to honor my covenant with the other members of FBC Diana (Titus 3:1-11; Joshua 1:6-9; Philippians 4:13).
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