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The church covenant is equal parts promise, summary of expectations, ethical statement, and biblical standard. We summarize how we promise to live together in the covenant. It forms the ethics, or the moral principles, of our worldview and holds out a biblical standard by which we live. Our acceptance of this multi-faceted document follows the practice of believers throughout the centuries who have pledged to God and one another to live out the gospel in community.

We use our covenant in two key ways today. We require all new members to affirm it before joining the church. We also reaffirm our commitment to the covenant at all Members meetings and often before taking communion, when we stand as a body and recommit ourselves to it. By featuring the covenant in our life together, we strive to protect ourselves from individual and corporate sin. Of equal importance, we spur one another on to live in light of a greater covenant, one initiated by love, sealed by sacrifice, and kept for eternity by our Savior,

Jesus Christ.

Church Covenant

We the members of Christ Community Church of Mount Airy having been led as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

  • We endeavor, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love;
  • To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort;
  • To promote its prosperity and spirituality.
  • To Submit joyfully to the Bible as God's flawless Word and as our authoritative and final rule for all of doctrine and life.
  • To sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;
  • To give it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin;
  • To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
  • We will also endeavor to maintain family and secret devotion;
  • To educate our children in the Christian faith;
  • To seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances;
  • To walk cautiously and vigilantly in the world;
  • To be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment;
  • To avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
  • To abstain from all appearance of evil, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
  • We will further endeavor to watch over one another in brotherly love;
  • To remember each other in prayer;
  • To aid each other in sickness and distress;
  • To cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech;
  • To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
  • Moreover we will when we remove from this place under the guidance of the Holy Spirit make every effort to find and unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.