Our Covenant

Draft completed July 2007.

We expect that this document will be a work in progress, ever-changing as we grow and mature.

  • Believing the One God to be the sovereign creator of all, Who became flesh in the person of Jesus of Nazareth and continues to be present in the Holy Spirit, I submit all I am and all I possess to Godís kingdom reign.

  • Affirming Godís love for the world and His reconciliation of all things to Himself, I submit my hopes and dreams to Godís coming kingdom through the discernment of the body.

  • Rejecting the wisdom of this age, Jesus came as the complete expression of the wisdom of God, which was revealed in the signs He performed and the nature He displayed. We embrace this wisdom and we participate in His kingdom as we daily practice the continuing works and nature of Christ, including radical self-denial, prayerful trust in Godís guidance and provision and deep love for friends and enemies alike.

  • Being united by Godís grace through the Spirit as Englewood Christian Church, we confess that we are a manifestation of Christ in this location, that God has provided all we need to mature to the fullness of Christ, and that Godís spirit is the constantly abiding presence of God with us.

  • Reading the Scriptures as the God-breathed record of the Divine mission in history, and recognizing that God continues to work in the world through the faithfulness of His gathered people, we daily submit ourselves to the narratives and the directives we discern from its pages.

  • Recognizing we are the people of God, a tangible presence of Christ in this place, we commit ourselves to love God and one another by daily living out the reality of the kingdom in such ways as caring for one another, laying aside self-interest, giving and receiving admonition, giving and receiving counsel, and speaking truthfully with one another.

  • Believing Godís Spirit to be present whenever and wherever Godís children gather together in Christís name and for His purposes, I will honor Godís presence and respect the time and effort of my sisters and brothers by attending as much as is reasonably possible, by diligently using my gifts to prepare for and to enrich our time together.

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