Biblical Church Covenant

At Eastgate Baptist we desire to be a gathering of people that become and lead generations of people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.  As followers of Christ together in a local community of faith, we are a local church.  Eastgate is not only a local church but we desire to be a Biblical church.

The church is a special creation from God.  The church has a special connection with God.  The church has a special covenant to live for God.  God established a covenant relationship, first with His people—Israel, and then a new covenant with His people—the Church (Hebrews 8:7-13; 9:15).  This covenant speaks of our aspirations together as the biblical local church.

Therefore, as members of God’s family known as Eastgate Baptist Church, we commit ourselves to God and to one another to be Christ-like in our lives and relationships through the presence, guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. 

 

We Will...

 

  • Love one another as Christ loved us – John 13:34
  • Honor one another above ourselves – Romans 12:10
  • Be kind and compassionate to one another – Ephesians 4:32
  • Encourage and build up one another – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • Comfort one another – 2 Corinthians 1:4
  • Offer hospitality to one another – 1 Peter 4:9

 

 

We Will…

  • Have a spirit of unity based on our common bond in Christ – Ephesians 4:3-6
  • Be united in mind and convictions – 1 Corinthians 1:10
  • Meet together regularly – Hebrews 10:25
  • Have equal concern for each other, suffer when one suffers & rejoice when another is honored – 1 Corinthians 12:25-26
  • Consider others more important than ourselves – Philippians 2:3

 

We Will…

  • Use our God-given knowledge to instruct one another – Romans 15:14
  • Use our spiritual gifts to bless one another – 1 Corinthians 12:7
  • Use the Word of Christ to teach and admonish one another – Colossians 3:16
  • Nurture one another toward spiritual maturity measured by the life & ministry of Jesus – Ephesians 4:12-13

 

We Will…

  • Confess our sins to one another & pray for each other – James 5:16
  • Warn those who are idle, encourage the discouraged, help the weak, & be patient with one another – 1 Thessalonians 5:14
  • Forgive one another as the Lord forgave us – Colossians 3:13
  • Gently restore those who sin – Galatians 6:1

 

We Will…

  • Not speak negatively about one another – James 4:11
  • Not pass judgment on one another or put any stumbling block in another’s way –Romans 14:13
  • Not be morally impure, use obscenities, or be greedy – Ephesians 5:3-4

 

We will…

  • Be filled with the Holy Spirit – Ephesians 5:18
  • Let the light our godly lives shine together to bring glory to God – Matthew 5:16