Church Covenant

Having been brought by God’s grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and in dependence upon his Spirit, we renew our covenant as members of Grange Baptist Church.
We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
We will strive to live godly lives, resisting worldly passions.
We will be devoted to one another in family love, rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep, helping to carry each other’s burdens.
We will humbly and patiently bear with each other, forgiving, encouraging, building one another up, and lovingly correcting one another where necessary.
We will serve one another according to the church’s needs and our abilities.
We will be ambassadors for the kingdom of God in this community through the proclamation of the gospel, seeking the salvation of our family, friends and neighbours.
We will welcome people into our gatherings and into our lives as we practice hospitality.
 We will nurture children and young people who are in our care, and teach them the truths of God.
We will defend and maintain a Bible-based and Christ-centred ministry in this church by supporting and upholding the preaching of the Word of God, the administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and the exercising of biblical Church discipline.
We will contribute cheerfully, generously and regularly to the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We will obey our leaders, submitting to their authority so that their work will be a joy and not a burden.
We will not neglect to meet together in fellowship and worship or to pray for one another and ourselves.
We will, if we ever move away from this place, seek to join with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.