The Fields Church Covenant

We once were dead in our sins, but God made us alive in Christ through his death and resurrection.  By Grace we have been saved through faith, having repented of our sins before God, believed in His Son Jesus Christ, received the promised Holy Spirit, been baptized into the church, and now before God we covenant with one another…

1. Church | We will be the church by…

  • Gathering together regularly to worship God and stir one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:23-25)
  • Loving one another as the mark of true disciples  (John 13:34-35, Colossians 3:14, 1 Corinthians 13:13)
  • Serving and giving joyfully for the work of the ministry to build up the body (Ephesians 4:12, 1 Corinthians 9:7)
  • Praying for, following, affirming, and submitting to the elders as they follow Christ (Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 4:3, Hebrews 13:17, Acts 15:22)

2. Worship | We will Glorify God by…

  • Loving God, not the things of world (Matthew 22:37, 1 John 2:15-17, 1 Peter 2:11)
  • Living for God’s Glory, not our own, as we live lives of sacrifice (1 Corinthians 10:31, Psalm 115:1, Romans 12:1)
  • Walking in a manner worthy of our calling (Ephesians 4:1)
  • Spending time with God through prayer, fasting, and meditation (Joshua 1:8, Matthew 6)

3. Discipleship | We will make Disciples by…

  • Sharing the Gospel in truth and life and inviting others to follow Christ (John 14:6, Matthew 16:24, Luke 19:10)
  • Training our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4)
  • Multiplying ourselves in the faithful who will be able to teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Imitating Christ as an example for others and sending them out to imitate Christ (Mark 3:14, 1 Corinthians 11:1)

4. Missions | We will impact all nations by…

  • Praying fervently for the salvation of the unengaged, unreached, lost peoples of the world (Acts 1:8)
  • Giving sacrificially to the needs of others for the sake of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 8:1-9)
  • Going willingly to those without Christ so his kingdom will come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10, 28:18-20)
  • Living on mission being sent into the world like Christ (John 17:18, 20:21, Matthew 13:38)

5. Gospel | We will treasure the Truth by…

  • Submitting to the Word of God as our final authority which can make us wise to salvation (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
  • Studying, Living, and Teaching the Scriptures as a regular part of our life (Ezra 7:10, Psalm 119:9-11, Joshua 1:8)
  • Equipping ourselves for every good work through sanctification in the word (2 Tim 3:16-17, John 17:17)
  • Sharing the Gospel as the reason for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

6. Community | We will value Relationships by…

  • Consistently meeting with an MGroup to Celebrate wins, Share losses, and Apply the Gospel to our lives (Romans 12:15, Galatians 6:1-2)
  • Living life on mission by becoming all things to all people, that we might save some (Matthew 22:39, Mark 2:15-17, Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 9:22, Romans 12:13)
  • Praying for and maintaining the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3)
  • Repenting, confessing, and forgiving one another and speaking the truth in love when needed (Matthew 18:15-20, James 5:15-20, Colossians 3:13, Ephesians 4:15-16)

Now to him who is able to do abundantly more than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.  Amen  (Ephesians 3:20-21)