Relational Covenant for Bethany Covenant Church

 

Using Jesus as our example and with God’s grace, we promise to . . .

Practice Humility:

·        Seek to discover what is best for our church as a whole, not what may be best for us or for some small group in the church. (Phil 2:3-6)

·        Walk hand in hand--even when we don’t see eye to eye. (Col 3:15-16)

Examine your heart:

·        Listen first, and then offer our opinions with humility and clarity. (Col 3:12-14)

·        Confess our sins to those we wrong. (James 5:16)

Always Show Love and Respect:

·        Accept disagreements, conflict, and evaluation as normal and natural. (Phil 4:2-3)

Create an open and safe space:

·        Speak up when we are hurt by someone, so no root of bitterness grows in our hearts. (Hebrews 12:15)

·        Practice kindness and compassion, forgiving one another easily and often because Christ forgave us. (Ephesians 4: 22)

Exemplify Christ:

·        Believe in and make positive investments in each others’ lives (Col 3:15-16)

·        Pray together, as a body, to be in submission to the Holy Spirit.  (1Thess 5:16-17)