Membership Commitment

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What is expected of members

At Community Church, our expectations of members are derived from the Bible’s instruction to all believers.

Protect The Unity Of Our Church

  • By acting in love toward other members (John 13:35)
  • By refusing to gossip (Romans 1:29-32)
  • By responding to hurt and conflict God’s way (Matthew 18:15-17)
  • By forgiving one another repeatedly (Ephesians 4:32; Matthew 18:21-22)
  • By cooperating with leaders (Hebrews 13:7; Romans 13:1-2)

Share The Responsibility Of Our Church

  • By praying for it (Ephesians 6:18)
  • By inviting our neighbors, friends, and family to attend (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • By warmly welcoming those who visit (Romans 16:16)
  • By being intentional about my own spiritual growth (1Timothy 4:7; 1 Peter 2:2)

Serve The Ministry Of Our Church

  • By discovering my gifts and talents and using them (1 Peter 4:10)
  • By becoming equipped to serve (Ephesians 4:12)
  • By developing a servant’s heart (Galatians 5:13; Matthew 20:26-28)
  • By participating in a small group (Acts 2:46)

Support The Testimony of Our Church

  • By attending faithfully (Hebrews 10:25)
  • By living a godly life (Colossians 1:10; Ephesians 4:1)
  • By giving regularly and generously (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11)

What can be expected from the church

On our side of this two-way commitment, Community Church leaders pledge ourselves to the following:

Biblical Teaching

  • That our teaching will be true to God’s Word, the Bible, and free from manipulation and shame.
  • That our leaders will be servants and equippers who lead primarily by example.

Healthy Relationship Patterns

  • That our environment will be one where sin, weaknesses, and shortcomings can be discussed openly without shame.
  • That our attitude will be one of acceptance, regardless of a person’s past.
  • That we will encourage people without apology to grow in Christ-likeness in all facets of life.
  • That we will respond to disappointment, conflict, and sin in a manner consistent with the Bible.

Scrutinized Financial Practices

  • That we will be fiscally responsible and accountable.
  • That our financial books will be open for examination (donor information remains confidential).

Reaching Into Our Community

  • That we will proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ without apology in our services and through our ministries.
  • That we will pursue ministry methods that are relevant in our culture and effective at reaching people.