Everyone in mission Everyone living And growing In Christ
Tahmoor Baptist Church has a covenant statement (a promise to one another) that was approved by both leadership and congregation. The church decided to use it at membership inductions and annual affirmation services, and we all read it together when celebrating church anniversaries.
The wording is as follows: Since we have committed ourselves to Jesus Christ and have experienced the acceptance, forgiveness and redemption of God our Father, we covenant together as members of this church that with God’s help through the guiding presence of his Holy Spirit that we:-
Will walk together in brotherly/sisterly love,
Will show loving care for one another and encourage, counsel and admonish one another,
Will assemble faithfully for worship and fellowship and will pray earnestly for others as well as for ourselves,
Will endeavour to bring up those under our care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,
Will seek, by Christian example and personal effort, to win others to Christ and to encourage their growth towards Christian maturity,
Will share one another’s joys and endeavour to bear one another’s burdens and sorrows,
Will oppose all conduct which compromises our Christian faith and will uphold high standards of Christian morality,
Will prove reality of our conversion by living godly, fruitful lives,
Will maintain a faithful ministry of worship, witness, education, fellowship and service,
Will be faithful stewards of our resources and abilities in sharing the gospel with people of all nations,
Will regularly celebrate this covenant together within our fellowship gatherings.
As a result of this covenant relationship, we will seek earnestly to live to the glory of God who brought us out of the darkness into his marvellous light.