Here follows the covenant of our church which all members must adhere too.
I have included this in my blog primarily as a reminder to myself of what I have committed to, but also to reveal to visitors what the Reformed Faith is about.
COVENANT OF MEMBERSHIP
Having been brought by the sovereign grace of God to repentant faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we do now publicly declare our total reliance upon and allegiance to Him as our Prophet, Priest, and King. In solemn joy we covenant together to worship Him and to walk in Christian love for the glory of Christ who is the Head of His body, the church. We do now, in the presence of the holy, omniscient, omnipotent God, and before angels and men, commit ourselves to the Triune Lord Jehovah; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, seeking His enablement for the fulfilling of this covenant. We covenant together to uphold the public worship of God in accordance with His Holy Word; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, honouring the preaching of the Word, submitting to Christ’s ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, giving ourselves faithfully to corporate prayer as well as private and family worship in our homes, diligently instructing and training those entrusted to our care in Biblical doctrine and conduct. In reliance upon the grace of the living God, we hereby determine to exercise a mutual care and watchfulness for one another to fulfil the law of Christ: striving for the good of the whole church to promote the knowledge of the truth which is in accordance with Godliness, exhorting and admonishing one another in a spirit of meekness, and praying for one another according to the will of God. As “the salt of the earth: and “the light of the world”, we will, by divine enablement, deny ungodliness and every worldly lust; perfecting holiness in the fear of God, being zealous for good deeds and the maintenance of a clear conscience before God and men, that we might not bring reproach upon the name of our King, but rather be used of Him to adorn His gospel as to attract sinners to our compassionate and willing Saviour. We agree to contribute freely and cheerfully of our income, as God has graciously prospered us, for the maintenance of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, for the support of the needy, and for the spread of the gospel throughout the world. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” Ephesians 3:20-21.