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Church Covenant

Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior, being led by the Holy Spirit, I now desire to unite in membership with the Good News Church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to be the following:

A Christ Follower

  • Born of God’s Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice (John 1:12-13)
  • Baptized by immersion (Romans 6:3-4)
  • Growing as a skillful handler of God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • Conducting myself in a manner worthy of the gospel (Phil. 1:27)
  • Realizing my total reliance on God through prayer (Phil. 4:6-7)

A Bridge-Builder

  • Prepared to give my testimony and a basic gospel presentation (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Intentionally building relationships of love and trust with those outside the family of God (Philemon 1:6)
  • Always seeking to invite unchurched friends to Good News

A Generous Contributor

  • Being a faithful steward of my financial resources by generously contributing to the work of Christ at Good News and sharing with those in need in practical and material ways (2 Corinthians 8:7; 1 John 3:17-18)
  • Serving the cause of Christ sacrificially, understanding my spiritual gift and finding an appropriate place of service in the Good News body (1 Peter 4:10)

A Community Developer

  • Faithfully attending at Good News worship services (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  • Welcoming visitors at all Good News gatherings
  • Participating in a Good News Small Group
  • Investing in friendships in the Good News family

A Unity-Protector

  • Seeking to resolve conflicts biblically, refusing to gossip (Matt. 18:15-17)
  • Following the leadership of the church (Hebrews 13:17)
  • Abiding by and supporting the Good News’ Vision, Statement of Faith, and Communication Covenant (Phil. 2:1-2).