Church Covenant

CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR

An Outline Summary Of The Church Covenant

I. DUTIES TO THE CHURCH

1. Walk Together In Christian Love [John 13:34-35].

2. Strive For Church Advancement [Philippians 1:27].

3. Promote The Prosperity & Spirituality Of The Church [Ephesians 4:11-16].

4. Sustain Its Worship, Ordinances, Discipline, & Doctrine [Hebrews 10:25; Jude 3].

5. Contribute Cheerfully & Regularly [I Corinthians 16:2].

6. Give It Preeminence In My Life [Matthew 6:33].

7. Be Active In The Lord’s Church Wherever I Live [Acts 9:19-20, 26].

II. DUTIES IN PERSONAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

1. Maintain Spiritual Dedication In Both Our Homes & Individual Lives [Acts 10:1-2].

2. Spiritually Train Our Children [Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 22:6].

3. Seek The Salvation Of The Lost [Psalm 126:5-6].

4. Walk Carefully In The World & To Be Above Reproach [Ephesians 5:15; Philippians 2:14-16].

5. Avoid Gossip, Backbiting, & Anger [Ephesians 4:31].

6. Abstain From That Which Is Destructive [Ephesians 5:18;I Peter 3:11-12; 4:3-4].

7. Zealous In Our Efforts For Christ [Titus 2:14].

III. DUTIES TO FELLOW MEMBERS

1. Watch Over One Another [Romans 14:13, 15, 21; I Corinthians 8:13].

2. Remember One Another In Prayer [James 5:16].

3. Aid One Another In Time Of Need [Galatians 6:2].

4. Be Sympathetic [Hebrews 13:3].

5. Be Courteous [Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12].

6. Be Slow To Take Offense [Philippians 2:3-5].

7. Be Always Ready For Reconciliation [Matthew 5:21-25].

This is a summary of the Church Covenant as taught by: Apostle Nathaniel Gibbs, on 11/05/2017