Our Church Covenant

As baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we gladly enter into this covenant as members of Jefferson Park Baptist Church. By God’s grace, we therefore dedicate ourselves to live together as His disciples. (Galatians 3:26-28; 1 Peter 2:4-5; James 5:12)

I. We will regularly join in public worship, Bible study, and prayer as a church family. We will also observe baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the ordinances of Christ. (Ephesians 5:19-20; 2 Timothy 3:16- 17; Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

II. We will maintain private and family worship, Bible study, and prayer. We will uphold godly homes and marriages where Christ is honored. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Genesis 2; Deuteronomy 6; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4)

III. We will be good stewards of our time and resources. We will fulfill our call to serve the body with our gifts. We will also be good stewards of our bodies, not abusing ourselves through addiction or excess. (Matthew 25:19-23; 1 Peter 4:10-11; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 5:18)

IV. We will watch over each other in brotherly love. We will pray for each other. We will participate in each other’s joys, and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows. (John 13:34-35; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 4:1-3)

V. We will humbly warn a brother who is in danger of falling into disobedience or error. We will speak the truth in love, be slow to take offense, and be eager to seek swift and lasting reconciliation. (Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:15)

VI. We will pray for our leaders and submit to them as they lead us to Christ through Scripture, teaching and correcting with gentleness. (Ephesians 4:11-16; 5:21; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:1-3)

VII. We will faithfully proclaim the gospel and evangelize the lost. We will cooperate with other believers to advance the cause of Christ in whatever ways God leads us. (Matthew 28:18-20)

VIII. If we leave this church, we will, in a timely manner, seek to join with another church of like purpose and doctrine, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant. (Hebrews 10:25)

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