Since we have been led by the Holy Spirit to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and as the greatest treasure of our lives; and since, upon our profession of faith, we have been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; we, the members of Grace Church of Alexandria, do most solemnly and joyfully affirm our covenant with one another.

Congregation

We will give precedence to gathering with the church in weekly corporate worship for teaching, Scripture reading, prayer, singing, and celebrating the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Table. This is God’s command to us through which he provides for our comfort and spiritual health.

1 Cor. 11:17­–34; Eph. 5:19; Heb. 10:19–­25

Communion

We will embrace our church family by pursuing spiritual relationships with other members, and we will protect unity and peace within our fellowship by submitting our preferences and desires to others in love. We will use our Spiritual gifts in love and humility for the benefit and building up of the body of Christ.

Eph. 4:3; 5:21; Rom. 14; Col. 3:11

Transformation

We will submit to the godly teaching and exhortation of the church’s leaders and members. We will be honest about our own sin and repentant when we are confronted with it. When we discover others’ sin, we will humbly admonish and entreat our brothers and sisters with loving concern to live holy and fruitful lives of faith and repentance.

Matt. 5:23–­24; Gal. 6:1­2; 1 Pet. 5:5; Heb. 13:17

Intercession

We will devote ourselves to praying for Grace Church’s members and leaders, that they would be effective servants of Christ in the church and in the world. We will pray for our governing officials, that they would promote peace and justice in our country and our communities.

1 Tim. 2:1­8; Eph. 6:19; Col. 1:9­12 5. Matt. 6:21; 1 Cor. 16:1­2; 2 Cor. 9:6­8

Compassion

We will contribute to the finances of Grace Church in order to assist in the spread of the gospel, remembering that where our treasure is, there will our heart be also. We will live sacrificially so that we can help provide for the physical needs of those around us, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. We will order our lives in a way that enables us to be hospitable and welcoming to our neighbor and to the stranger.

Gal. 6:10; Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:2; 1 Pet. 4:9; 3 Jn. 5­8

Mission

We will endeavor to announce the good news about Jesus Christ to those around us and support Grace Church’s efforts to spread the gospel to all the world. We will hold firmly to the Word of Life, and we will live in a manner that is consistent with the Truth and bears witness to the gracious reign of Jesus Christ.

Matt. 28:18­–20; Titus. 2:9­–10