Church Covenant

As the members of Morningview Baptist Church, we affirm that we have been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and set upon the sure foundation of God’s Word. Recognizing that we are one body under the headship of Christ, and thus members one of another, we engage by the strength of the Holy Spirit:

1. To love Christ as our first and greatest love, and to seek God’s kingdom first through regular devotion to Scripture and prayer, faithful participation in corporate worship, fellowship within the body, and service as unto Christ; (Mark 12:30, Matthew 6:33, Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:42)

2. To guard the purity of our doctrine, to actively fight against our remaining sin, and to strive for obedience to God’s law as revealed in the Bible and summarized by the Ten Commandments, knowing we are saved and kept by grace alone. (Titus 2:7, Romans 8:12-13, John 14:15, Ephesians 2:8-9)

3. To walk together in love and unity, refusing to gossip, praying for one another, helping one another through trials, and encouraging one another in godliness. (Galatians 5:14-26, John 13:34-35, Colossians 3)

4. To communicate the gospel in word and deed, prayerfully seeking the salvation of our loved ones and neighbors, educating our children in the Christian faith, and discipling the next generation of believers; (1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 28:19-20)

5. To submit to and pray for the leadership, and to humbly and lovingly admonish one another, holding one another accountable in Christ; (Hebrews 13:17-18, Matthew 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 5)

6. To contribute cheerfully and sacrificially to the financial support of the church, the aid of those in need, and the evangelism of all peoples. (I Corinthians 16:1-4, 2 Corinthians 9)

7. And if we move from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with another biblical local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word. (Hebrews 10:25)