What is Covenant Membership?
“Church” is the word the Bible uses to describe the gathered people of God, those who are purchased from their debt of sin by the blood of Jesus Christ. Church is not a building; it’s people. Every person who believes in and follows Jesus belongs to the Universal Church, and the pattern we see in the New Testament is for these people to join together in local gatherings – what we call local churches – with their own local leadership.
And while the Bible does not explicitly mention church membership, in many places it shows a clear distinction between people who are considered part of a local church and those who are not. We believe membership in a local church is meaningful because it allows people to make the weighty, yet beautiful, commitment to encourage one another toward Christ.
Being a Covenant Member means being committed to a community of believers that provides encouragement, support, care, counsel, and accountability for one another. Members are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice for their brothers and sisters. This is a significant commitment, and also a beautiful reminder that we do not have to be alone.
Covenant Membership emphasizes unity of the church, which is the body of Christ,
If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. – 1 Corinthians 12:26 (ESV)
If you consider Revive your church home, we hope you would consider taking this step toward becoming a Covenant Member of Revive Church.
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