This covenant will be recited publicly by those becoming members of the church. Those already members will recite it with them to remind everyone of the privileges and obligations of membership (revised March 2017).
Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and upon profession of our repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; having been baptized as believers by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we are united together as a local body of believers.
We confess our status as redeemed sinners, who so often fall short of the glory of God. Yet we trust in his mercy and grace to sustain us in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We joyfully join the church to unite ourselves with this local family of believers. We seek to regularly attend and support the ministry.
As the Lord directs, we look to enter into ways we can encourage other believers and participate in the ministries of GBC. We trust we will be a help and encouragement to others as we also look forward to their help and encouragement.
We acknowledge the elders provide spiritual leadership and we are accountable to them, to the church, and ultimately to the Lord. We understand that if we are overtaken in any fault, we will be subject to biblical discipline, which seeks our restoration.
We seek to live by the grace of God, for the glory of God.