Church Covenant

Having been led by God’s grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and having been baptized by immersion upon our profession of faith, depending upon His Holy Spirit and led to join in fellowship as Graffiti FellowshipChurch, we resolve to live by faith and so establish this covenant with one another:

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)

We will be devoted to one another as family, with love that is humble, gentle, patient, forgiving, encouraging, and watchful. (Luke 17:3; Colossians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Peter 1:22)

We will consider others more important than ourselves. (Philippians 2:3)

We will not neglect to gather together for worship and to pray for ourselves and others. We will, when we move from this place and as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.(Hebrews 10:25; Colossians 4:2)

We will raise our children in the faith, training, and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

We will, through a pure and loving example, seek the salvation of our family, friends, and community. (1 Peter 3:15-16)

We will show love and grace to ALL people, even those who are not yet believers or those with whom we disagree, and we do hold to the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-12)

We will live in the freedom from legalism provided to us by Jesus’ redemptive work, but not permit our freedom to become a stumbling block for others as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  (Colossians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 10:23-24)

We will strive to live a new and holy life, with Jesus as our example, denying ungodliness and worldly passions. (Titus 2:12)

We will work together to continue the Gospel ministry in this church through Bible teaching that makes disciples (2 Timothy 4:2); worship that helps us discover our spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11); observing the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the holy communion (Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:26); sharing financially through this congregation (Luke 12:33; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Matthew 23:23); seeking justice for the vulnerable (Luke 14:13; Isaiah 1:12-17); being a witness to our community, city and world (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8); and exercising Biblical church discipline (Matthew 18:17; 1 Corinthians 5:13).

We will rejoice in our calling because we know that for God all things are possible! (Romans 8:28)