1. Attend all three sessions of the BELONG Membership Course 2. Submit a Membership Commitment Application 3. Application Review/Discussion with a leader 4. Admittance
The following questions are intended to help us understand the nature of your relationship with Christ and our church. Please be assured that all your responses will remain confidential with the leadership of Crossway Chapel of Wilmington.
This covenant represents a mutual commitment between the pastoral leadership of Crossway Chapel of Wilmington and the members of our household of faith.
As a church we covenant to faithfully care for and lovingly shepherd our members. This includes a commitment to: teaching the whole counsel of God’s word in order to present every member complete in Christ (Col 1:28); equipping each member for the work of ministry (Eph 4:12); watching our own lives and what we teach by examining both through the Word of God (1 Tim 4:16); maintaining humility and accountability in our leadership team by leading the church with a plurality of elders.
As an individual I have repented and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of my soul and have been baptized to proclaim my faith and commitment to Him. Empowered by His grace and motivated by His example, I now earnestly and joyfully enter into this covenant as evidence of my desire to be a member of Crossway Chapel of Wilmington:
I will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
I will demonstrate a genuine care for and watchfulness over others in my church family, allowing us as a church to faithfully encourage and admonish one another in love.
I will be committed to Sunday morning worship and I will seek to experience the "one anothers" of scripture through a Life Group, in order to fully benefit from and display biblical community.
I will, as I am given opportunity to care for others, bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and through a pure and loving example I will seek the salvation of my family and friends.
I will seek to keep my behavior excellent among those outside the church so as not to damage the testimony of the Gospel and the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ – Knowing He has purchased me that I might be zealous for good works and lead a new and holy life.
I will faithfully steward and invest the gracious gifts God has entrusted to me for the building up of the body of Christ. This includes joyful, regular and sacrificial financial support of the ministry of Crossway as well as a commitment to utilizing my talents and gifts to serve others and be a blessing to the body of Christ.
I will see it as my personal responsibility and calling to love Christ, to be committed to biblical Community and to be engaged in my Commission to make Jesus known in my world.
I will prayerfully support from my heart the pastors and other leadership within the church, which includes a willing submission to Crossway’s biblical distinctives and other doctrinal beliefs.
I will, if moved from this place, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where I can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
“to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.” Romans 16:27