Membership Covenant

Having repented of my sin and placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, having been baptized as a believer, and being in agreement with Metro Bible’s doctrinal statements and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Metro Bible Church family.  In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:

1. I will support the testimony of my church…

  • by pursuing the Lord Jesus Christ through regular Bible reading, prayer and practice of spiritual disciplines (Lk 18:1, Acts 17:11, 1 Cor 9:24-27, Eph 5:1-21, 1 Thess 5:12-22)
  • by living a godly life, taking seriously the responsibility of Christian freedom, especially actions or situations that could present a stumbling block to another (Eph 1:4, 1 Pet 1:14-16, 1 Cor 8:1-13, 10:23,31)
  • by repenting and confessing my sin to God and fellow believers (1 Jn 1:9, Jas 5:16)
  • by showing my commitment to Christ and His church through being with the body when it gathers for Sunday worship, regular observance of the Lord’s Supper and being pastored by a Small Group (Heb 10:23-25 Acts 2:42-47, Titus 3:14)
  • by rearing our children and those in our care in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Prov 22:6,Eph 6:4)
  • by imparting the Word and my life through service and discipleship to the body, and evangelization of the lost (Matt 28:19-20, 1 Thess 2:8, 2 Tim 2:2)

2. I will protect the unity of my church…

  • by acting in love toward other members, being willing to die to myself and my preferences, bearing one another’s burdens and rejoicing with those who rejoice (Jn 13:34-35, Gal 5:13, Eph 4:2, 1 Thess 5:13, 1 Cor 15:31, Heb 10:24, Rom 12:15)
  • by forgiving one another as God has forgiven us (Matt 6:14-15,18:21, Eph 4:32, Col 3:13)
  • by admonishing the unruly, encouraging the fainthearted, helping the weak, and receiving the same with humility and graciousness (1 Thess 5:14, Col 1:28, Phil 2:3-8, 2 Tim 4:2)
  • by refusing to gossip (Prov 20:19, Eph 4:29, 1 Tim 3:11, 5:13, Tit 2:3)
  • by following the leaders (Heb 13:17, Acts 20:28)
  • by submitting myself to church discipline should the need arise (Matt18:15-18, Gal 6:1, Tit 3:10-11)

3. I will serve the ministry of my church…

  • by praying for its spiritual growth, its leaders and others in the body (Eph 6:18-19, Col 1:9, 1 Thess 5:17, 25, 2 Thess 3:1, 2 Tim 2:8, Heb 13:18)
  • by being equipped to serve by my pastors and teachers (Eph 4:11-13, 2 Tim 2:15, 3:16-17)
  • by giving regularly of my time, talent and treasure (Matt 25:14-30, Rom 12:1-2, 1 Cor 16:1-2, 2 Cor 8-9, 1 Pet 4:10-11)
  • by warmly welcoming those who visit and by showing Christian hospitality (Rom 12:13, 1 Tim 5:10, Heb 13:2, 1 Pet 4:9)

Covenant members should also have certain expectations from both Metro Bible’s leadership and fellow members.  Those expectations include instruction from the Word of God (2 Tim 4:2), accountability according to the teachings of Scripture (Eph 4:15), pastoring from the shepherd leaders (1 Pet 5:2) and exhortation to service (Gal 5:13).

 

Metrolife Membership Class

Three times a year we have a Membership Class for those who are interested in joining or would just like to know a bit more about Metro. For more information, please contact us or visit us.

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