Commitments of Membership:
AS A MEMBER, I COMMIT TO LOOK UP TO CHRIST IN WORSHIP PERSONALLY AND AS A PART OF THIS CHURCH FAMILY!
as we pursue Christ in His Word; Scripture is the foundation of our relationship with Him and our ultimate authority
(Ps. 119; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; 1 Cor. 9:24-27; Eph. 5:1-21; 1 Thess. 5:12-22)
To be a
LIFE IN FOCUS
in this baptized, regenerate community that makes disciples and worships together regularly around the Lord’s Supper
(John 3:3; Acts 2:42-47, 8:38, 10:44-48; Matt. 28:18-20; 1 Tim. 2:2; Ps. 67:1-2; John 4:22-24; Heb. 10:22-24; Luke 22:7-23; 1 Cor. 11:23-26
AS A MEMBER, I COMMIT TO WALK WITH CHRIST PERSONALLY AND LIVE IN LIFE WITH OTHERS AS A PART OF THIS CHURCH FAMILY!
To live a
LIFE IN LAST
as we disciple and care for one another in corporate worship gatherings and small groups
(Heb. 10:22-25; Rom. 12:9-13; Eph. 6:18-20)
To be a
LIFE IN PROGRESS
and reject unrighteousness in our attitudes and actions as we live our lives in front of each other and as we remain
in the community around us.
(1 Pet. 1:13-18; Rom. 1:28-32, 13:13, 14:14-23; Gal. 5:19-23; Eph. 5:18; James 3:1-18; 1 Cor.8:1-13)
TOWARD A LASTING PRIORITY
and committing to a biblical lifestyle of purity, both before and during the covenant of marriage, and agreement with the biblical definition of marriage
(Rom. 13:11-14; 1 Cor. 6:15-20; Eph. 5:3; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)
by pursuing unity in the body of Christ and submit to the leadership of the church by cooperating, praying, and following the direction of the shepherd as He leads the flock according to Scripture
(Eph. 4:1-3; Heb. 12:5-11, 13:7, 17; 1 Pet. 5:5; Matt. 18:15-20; Ps. 141:5; 1 Cor. 5:9-13)
AS A MEMBER, I COMMIT TO WORK FOR CHRIST PERSONALLY AND TO GROW TOGETHER WITH THIS CHURCH FAMILY!
as my family and I steward the resources that God has entrusted to me -- my time, talents, spiritual gifts, and finances
(Matt. 25:14-20; Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 8-9; 1 Pet. 4:10-11)
To be committed to
LIVING THE GOSPEL
to accomplish God’s mission by shouldering the regular responsibilities of service within the church’s ministry
(1 Pet. 4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Eph. 4:1-16)
AS A MEMBER, I COMMIT TO INSPIRE UPSTATE FAMILIES FOR CHRIST PERSONALLY AND AS A PART OF THIS CHURCH FAMILY!
To know and be able to articulate the truth of the gospel so that I might
my faith through service and evangelism
To pursue purposeful engagement and activity in God’s mission by
others, sharing the gospel, and possessing both a local and global focus of evangelism and discipleship
(Ps. 67:1-7; Acts 1:8; Mal. 1:11; Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 15:20-23)