Membership Class

This was recorded January 27, 2024
Below you will find important information explaining the vision, values and doctrine of Grace Church, as well as the commitment that Grace Church members make when they join this local expression of the body of Christ. (Jan, 2024)

Grace Church Tri-Cities Membership Covenant

We, the members of Grace Church Tri-Cities, having placed our faith in Christ, and having expressed that faith through baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, make the following commitments in dependence upon God:

We will submit to God’s Word as the final authority on all issues to which it speaks. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

We will continually labor and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace in our midst. (Ephesians 4:3; Colossians 3:12-16).

We will live in community together in Christ-like love – showing kindness, taking responsibility for each other, bearing one another’s burdens, and confronting sin as occasion may require. (John 13:34-35; Galatians 6:1-2).

We will handle any concern or grievance with one another by speaking directly with that person, seeking resolution without unhealthy delay or gossip. (Matthew 18:15-17; Ephesians 4:31; Proverbs 25:9).

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for each other (Hebrews 3:13, 10:23-25; James 5:16).

We will submit to the elders and other appointed leaders of the church as they seek to faithfully lead us, knowing that they will give account to Christ as Judge (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:5).

We will work together for long-term, faithful, gospel-centered ministry in this church by energetically upholding our practices of worship, community discipline, and doctrine. (Jude 1:3; Philippians 1:27; 2 Timothy 1:13)

We will joyfully raise children in our care in the nurture and instruction of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example seek the salvation of our family and friends (Ephesians 6:4; 1 Peter 2:11-12).

We will seek to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, leading a new and holy life in Christ (Ephesians 4:22; Titus 2:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

We will seek the good of the society in which we live, namely, the righteous rule of God realized in every corner of our community (Jeremiah 29:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12; Jeremiah 9:24).

We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations (2 Corinthians 4:11; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15).

We will, if any of us move away from this place, as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can continue to carry out the spirit of this covenant with a new community.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

No. Anyone is welcome to join in our community events without being formal members of Grace Church. You will not be treated in an exclusionary manner.