MVCC's Covenant of
a) Having been led
by God the Holy Spirit by grace alone to receive the Lord
Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord by faith alone
to God's glory alone, and
Meadow Valley Community Church (MVCC) my church home by
uniting in the worship, fellowship, and testimony of
this portion of Christ's spiritual body, and
c) Having read
the statement of doctrine of MVCC, and acknowledging it
to be the basis of its belief and teaching,
therefore, by the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, covenant with
others in this church to strive toward living out the following
Christian love - To walk together in
brotherly love (Rom. 12:10-13; 1 Pet. 4:8), as becomes
13:34-35). We endeavor to exercise an affectionate care
and watchfulness over each other
out of a
gratitude for Christ's sacrificial love for us (1 Jn.
4:11, 19). We agree to faithfully admonish and
another to obey and serve the Lord Jesus Christ in a
spirit of humility (Gal. 6:1-2).
Church Attendance - To regularly and
faithfully assemble together (Heb. 10:23-25) to hear the
preaching of the Bible, worship God in corporate
singing, participate in genuine Christian fellowship and
prayer (Acts 2:42).
Relationships - To rejoice with one
another's joys and bear one another's burdens (Gal. 6:2)
and sorrows with tenderness and sympathy (Eph. 4:32). We
endeavor to be slow to take offense and quick to forgive
and seek forgiveness (Rom. 12:9-21; James 1:19-20; Prov.
Service - To assist, as the Lord
enables, in the work of the church, and to promote its
usefulness as a witness to the saving grace of God in
Christ Jesus (Gal. 5:13). We endeavor to guard the
spiritual and biblical purity, peace, and prosperity of
the church and its growth in biblical knowledge and
godliness (1 Tim 3:14-17; 2 Pet. 3:17-18).
Obedience - To live carefully in the
world (Eph. 5:15-21) in awe and reverence of God (Ps.
147:11), denying ungodliness and worldly lusts (1 Jn.
2:15-17). We accept the special obligation to lead a new
and holy life pleasing to the Lord (Eph. 4:17) as one
who has died with Christ and been raised with Him (Rom.
Giving - To contribute cheerfully (2
Cor. 9:7) and regularly to the financial support of the
church (Lk. 12:33-34), the relief of the poor (2 Cor.
8:1-5; 9:13-15), and the spread of the gospel to all
nations to the praise of His glory (Acts 13:1-3).
Personal Devotion - To engage in regular
and faithful personal study of the Bible (2 Tim.
3:14-17) and prayer (1Th. 5:17; Eph. 6:18) in order to
remain close and faithful to God who is the strength of
our hearts and our portion forever (Ps. 73-25-28).
Family - To bring up our children and
those who may be in our care in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord (Col. 3:18-21; Eph. 6:4; Deut.
6:4-7) and, by a pure and loving example, to seek the
salvation of our family and friends (1 Th. 2:8-9; 1 Pet.
Pastoral Leadership - To support and
pray for MVCC's pastoral leadership (Heb. 13:17) in
their role as under shepherds in the worship,
instruction, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines of
the church (Acts 20:28-32) as
those accountable to the Great Shepherd of our souls (1