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Membership Covenant

The First Baptist Membership Covenant

Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized, and being in agreement with First Baptist Denison statements, strategy, and structure, I now feel led by God to unite with the First Baptist Denison church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:

I will protect the unity of my church

  • By acting in love toward other members
  • By refusing to gossip
  • By supporting the leaders
  • By reconciling conflict

So let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship together. Romans 15:19

Live in complete harmony with each other - each with the attitude of Christ toward each other. Romans 15:5

Have a sincere love for your fellow believers, love one another earnestly with all your hearts. 1 Peter 1:22

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. Ephesians 4:29

Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be no advantage to you. Hebrews 13:17 

I will share the responsibility of my church

  • By praying for its growth
  • By inviting the unchurched to attend
  • By warmly welcoming those who are alone and/or visiting

To the church ... we always thank God for you and pray for you constantly. 1 Thessalonians 1:2

Go out into the country ... and urge anyone you find to come in, so that my house will be full. Luke 14:23

So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as He has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified. Romans 15:7