Membership Covenant 

Bethany Columbia Membership Covenant 

Having received Jesus as Savior, having been baptized by immersion upon our profession of faith, having submitted to the Lordship of Christ, and having understood the nature and purpose of His Church, we solemnly and joyfully covenant with one another to…

Build our lives and families upon the foundation of the Scriptures and hold fast to sound doctrine in keeping with the biblical text. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Ps. 19:7-14)

Promote unity around the vision and values of our church as we support our mission to come together, know Jesus and make Him known. (Matthew 28:18-20; Eph. 4:1-3)  

Seek to grow in our walk with God through regular time in the word, prayer and the other spiritual disciplines. (1 Timothy 4:7-8; Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Peter 2:2-3) 

Faithfully gather with our church family for worship and fellowship where we pursue authentic relationships, rejoice in each other’s successes, carry each other’s burdens, and challenge each other to a more intimate and mature relationship with Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:42-47; Gal. 6:2

Live our lives on mission, actively engaging those outside of a relationship with Christ, serving those in our community, praying for the spread of the Gospel throughout our region and world, and responding to the opportunities that God gives us. (2 Cor. 5:13-21)

Give generously, cheerfully, and regularly of our time and talents through serving, and of our finances to support the expenses of the church and the spread of the gospel throughout our community, nation, and world. (Eph. 4:11-12; 2 Cor. 8-9)

Take the initiative to pursue a brother or sister in Christ who is sinning, who has wronged us, or is in danger of abandoning the faith, hoping for restoration and reconciliation, and we submit ourselves, out of reverence to Christ, to church discipline when deemed necessary by the leadership of the church. (Matt. 18:15-17; Gal. 6:1; 1 Cor. 5:1-13)

Seek to worship and unite with another church where the Gospel is proclaimed according to the biblical text if or when we leave this church body. (Hebrews 10:24-25)