Church Covenant

Good Hope Baptist Church Covenant

Having received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and being in agreement with Good Hope Baptist’s statement of faith, mission, and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Church that meets here at Good Hope Baptist. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members of this church family to do the following:

I WILL PROTECT THE UNITY OF THIS CHURCH

  • by acting in love toward other members (Jn. 13:34-35; Eph. 4:1-3; 1 Pet. 4:8)
  • by forgiving one another (Matt. 18:21-35; Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13)
  • by refusing to gossip (Rom. 1:29-31; 2 Cor. 12:20; 1 Tim. 5:13)
  • by following the church leaders (Eph. 4:11-14, 5:21; Heb. 13:17)

I WILL SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS CHURCH

  • by praying for its growth (Lk. 10:2; Eph. 6:16-20; 2 Thess. 11-12)
  • by inviting the unchurched to attend and welcoming those who visit (Matt. 25:35, Matt. 28:19-20)
  • by sharing my testimony with unbelievers (Matt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:15; Acts 1:8)

I WILL SERVE THE MINISTRY OF THIS CHURCH

  • by discovering my gifts and talents (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:27-31)
  • by developing a servant’s heart (Matt. 20:24-28; 1 Pet. 4:10-11)
  • by being equipped by the leadership to serve (Eph. 4:11-14)

I WILL SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THIS CHURCH

  • by personal devotion to God through prayer and Bible study (2 Tim. 3:16)
  • by attending church gatherings faithfully (1 Cor. 14:26; Heb. 10:24-25)
  • by supporting the church financially (2 Cor. 9:7; Acts 2:43-45)

PDF version of the Good Hope Baptist Church Covenant.