What is a Church Covenant?
A church covenant is a promise.
- A promise made to God.
- A promise made to a local church.
- A promise made to one’s self.
A church covenant is a summary of how we agree to live.
While our Core Beliefs is a good summary of what we believe, our church covenant is a summary of how we agree to live – more importantly, it is a summary of how God would have us live. It does not include every explicit command regarding obedience, but it does give a general summary of what it means to live as a disciple of Christ.
A church covenant is a sign of commitment.
- A sign of commitment to God.
- A sign of commitment to His church.
- A sign of commitment to personal holiness.
Who can sign the Immanuel Church covenant?
It is those people who have been born again and agree to be held accountable by this local representation of Christ’s church. Likewise, it is those who agree to hold accountable this body of believers. To hold accountable simply means to “take responsibility for.” A church covenant void of this responsibility is a worthless document.