MEMBERSHIP COVENANT

Your membership lets us know who we can count on. If you are considering being a member of Community Church of the Hills, please copy this document, print it, initial and sign it, then turn it it when you come to service.

I have received Christ as my Lord and Savior: _____________ initials

I have received baptism by immersion in obedience to Christ and as a testimony of my faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior; being in union with Him in death to sin and resurrection to a new life. (Acts 8:36-39closeActs 8:36-39 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. (ESV) closeActs 8:36-39closeActs 8:36-39 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. (ESV) 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. (ESV) ; Romans 6:1-11closeRomans 6:1-11 Dead to Sin, Alive to God 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (ESV) closeRomans 6:1-11closeRomans 6:1-11 Dead to Sin, Alive to God 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (ESV) Dead to Sin, Alive to God 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (ESV) ; Acts 2:41-42closeActs 2:41-42 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. The Fellowship of the Believers 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (ESV) closeActs 2:41-42closeActs 2:41-42 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. The Fellowship of the Believers 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (ESV) 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. The Fellowship of the Believers 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (ESV) ) ________ initials

I will support the leadership of Community Church of the Hills:

The Elders
The Pastoral Staff
Small Group Leaders
Ministry Leaders

I commit to support them in their decisions through my prayers, and will offer my encouragement and trust as they walk in the ways of the Lord. (Romans 14:19; 15:5; 1closeRomans 14:19 19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 15:5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, Romans 15:1 The Example of Christ 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (ESV) closeRomans 14:19closeRomans 14:19 19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. (ESV) 19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 15:5closeRomans 15:5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, (ESV) May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, Romans 15:1closeRomans 15:1 The Example of Christ 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (ESV) The Example of Christ 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (ESV) Peter 1:22close1 Peter 1:22 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, (ESV) close1 Peter 1:22close1 Peter 1:22 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, (ESV) 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, (ESV) ; Ephesians 4:29closeEphesians 4:29 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (ESV) closeEphesians 4:29closeEphesians 4:29 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (ESV) 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (ESV) ; Hebrews 13:17closeHebrews 13:17 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. (ESV) closeHebrews 13:17closeHebrews 13:17 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. (ESV) 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. (ESV) ) _______ initials

I will participate in the congregational worship, and endeavor to participate in a small group i.e., Home Groups, Discipleship, Bible study, Sunday School, Youth Group, etc. (Hebrews 10:25closeHebrews 10:25 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) closeHebrews 10:25closeHebrews 10:25 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) ; John 13:34-35closeJohn 13:34-35 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV) closeJohn 13:34-35closeJohn 13:34-35 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV) 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV) ; Ephesians 2:19closeEphesians 2:19 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, (ESV) closeEphesians 2:19closeEphesians 2:19 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, (ESV) 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, (ESV) ; Romans 12:5closeRomans 12:5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and inspanidually members one of another. (ESV) closeRomans 12:5closeRomans 12:5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and inspanidually members one of another. (ESV) so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and inspanidually members one of another. (ESV) ) _____ initials

I will serve in ministry as part of the goal to equip Christians to do those things that God has called them to. I will endeavor to develop my spiritual gifts and begin to operate and minister in those areas. (1 Corinthians 12:7; 1close1 Corinthians 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:1 Spiritual Gifts 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. (ESV) close1 Corinthians 12:7close1 Corinthians 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (ESV) To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:1close1 Corinthians 12:1 Spiritual Gifts 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. (ESV) Spiritual Gifts 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. (ESV) Peter 4:10close1 Peter 4:10 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) close1 Peter 4:10close1 Peter 4:10 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) ; Romans 12:6closeRomans 12:6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (ESV) closeRomans 12:6closeRomans 12:6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (ESV) Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (ESV) ) _____ initials

I will financially support Community Church of the Hills through my tithes (proportional giving) and offerings. I realize that I have both an opportunity and a responsibility to worship God through partnering with Him financially in what He is doing in this world. (Deuteronomy 14:23closeDeuteronomy 14:23 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. (ESV) closeDeuteronomy 14:23closeDeuteronomy 14:23 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. (ESV) 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. (ESV) ; Malachi 3:6-11; 2closeMalachi 3:6-11 Robbing God “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. (ESV) closeMalachi 3:6-11closeMalachi 3:6-11 Robbing God “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. (ESV) Robbing God “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:2closeMalachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. (ESV) But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. (ESV) Corinthians 9:6-7close1 Corinthians 9:6-7 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? (ESV) close1 Corinthians 9:6-7close1 Corinthians 9:6-7 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? (ESV) Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? (ESV) ) ______ initials

I will strive to grow spiritually in order to become an asset to the Kingdom of God on earth. I will prepare myself through Bible study and prayer to strengthen the church and advance God’s Kingdom. (Proverbs 27:17; 2closeProverbs 27:17 17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips. (ESV)
closeProverbs 27:17closeProverbs 27:17 17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another. (ESV)
17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:2closeProverbs 27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips. (ESV)
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips. (ESV)
Timothy 3:16-17; 2close1 Timothy 3:16 16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (ESV)
close1 Timothy 3:16close1 Timothy 3:16 16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory. (ESV)
16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:2close1 Timothy 3:2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (ESV) Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (ESV)
Peter 1:5-8close1 Peter 1:5-8 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (ESV) close1 Peter 1:5-8close1 Peter 1:5-8 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (ESV) who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (ESV) )         ________ initials

I agree with, and will be guided in my life by, the teachings of Community Church of the Hills as set forth on the reverse side of this Covenant.

I agree with and will be subject to the policies adopted by Community Church of the Hills from time to time, including a policy on Church Discipline.

Being in agreement with Community Church of the Hill’s statements, strategy, policies, beliefs and structure, I now unite with the Community Church of the Hills family and commit myself to God and my fellow brothers and sisters to keep this covenant.
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