Servant Membership Covenant

Servant Membership Covenant

Here at FreshStart we readily acknowledge that all true believers in Jesus Christ are priestly members of the church universal and that that belonging is by God’s grace alone.  Here at FreshStart we also believe that membership in the context of a local body requires participation, commitment, and a servants heart.  Therefore, we ask that a person desiring to be considered a Servant Member of this community called FreshStart that he or she covenant with God and the existing Servant Members in the following ways:

Upon making a profession of personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ a new Servant member shall;

  1. Protect the Unity of the Church
    1. By acting in love toward other people
    2. By refusing to gossip
    3. By following the leadership
    4. Romans 15:5; Romans 15:19; 1 Peter 1:22; Ephesians 4:29; Hebrews 13:17
  2. Share the Responsibility of the Church
    1. By praying for its growth
    2. By inviting the un-churched to attend
    3. By warmly welcoming those who visit
    4. By giving of my talents and time
    5. 1 Thessalonians 1:2; Luke 14:23; Romans 15:7
  3. Serve the Ministry of my Church
    1. By being equipped to serve by my pastor
    2. By developing a servants heart
    3. 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 4:11-12; Philippians 2:3-4 & 7
  4. Support the Testimony of my Church
    1. By attending faithfully
    2. By living a Godly life
    3. By giving regularly
    4. Hebrews 10:25; Philippians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Leviticus 27:30