The Grove Church Covenant
Having been brought by God’s sovereign grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to surrender our lives to Him, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we affirm our covenant together as one body in Christ.
Together, we will pray and labor to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, delighting in the glory of God, depending on the Spirit of God, growing in the knowledge of God, resting in the gospel of His Son, and submitting to the authority of His Word as all-sufficient for our lives and for His church.
Together, we will faithfully attend our corporate worship, treasuring our church’s weekly opportunity to sing, to pray, and to receive the whole counsel of God’s Word. We will defend and maintain a gospel-centered ministry by upholding biblical preaching, the administration of the sacraments, and the exercise of church discipline.
Together, we will stir one another up to love and good works. We will share each other’s joys, bear each other’s burdens, pray for one another regularly, and serve one another selflessly. Walking in unity, we will reject all opportunities to speak or to hear gossip or slander. Instead, we will exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other.
Together, we will work for the continuance of a fruitful evangelical ministry. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will seek the salvation of our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers through the proclamation of the gospel, as we adorn our lives with holiness and love. Likewise, we will faithfully train up our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Together, we will give cheerfully and generously to the support of the church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the gospel locally and to all nations.
If ever we move from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with another local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
In all these things, may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all forevermore.