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Our commitments

01

Our Commitment to God

We seek to “love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves." He is Lord of our church and we endeavor to make him Lord of our personal lives. We commit ourselves to faithfully join together in worship,

giving attention to the Sacraments, the reading of Scripture, and prayer.

We avoid taking his name in vain and earnestly strive not to willfully break any of His commandments. 

(Deuteronomy 6:5; Exodus 20:3-7; Romans 15:6; Hebrews 10:24-25)

02

Our Commitment to the Family

We commit ourselves to honor Christ in every place of family life. In this day and time, Christian marriage and family must be protected. Therefore, we follow two principles: commitment and compassion. We affirm that marriage is a lifelong commitment. Our second principle is compassion. We want to have the compassion of Christ in ministering to the needs and healing of pain of those who have been involved in the dissolution of a marriage. 

 

(Genesis I :26-28; Ephesians 5:21-6:4; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 5:32, 19:3-9; I Corinthians 7:15; 2 Corinthians 2:5-8)

03

Our Commitment to Growth and

Christian Holiness

We joyfully commit ourselves to spiritual growth. We covenant together to seek completeness in Christ Jesus. We have received Christ by faith and we commit ourselves to ever-increasing faith and dependence on God.

 

To this end, the Church of the Nazarene has developed three General Rules to give guidance in applying Christ's love in our hearts to the practical situations of daily living.

 

Essential, they are: Experience everything that is positive. Lay aside everything that is negative. The bottom line is relationships. 

 

These three rules are summarized in Scripture: "Run from anything that gives you ... evil thoughts ... but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts."

 

(2 Timothy 2:22, TLB)

04

Our Commitment to the Church

A. Unity within our fellowship - We covenant together to "make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). We will be courteous and helpful to one another; "in love forbearing one another." 

We strive not to allow bitterness, anger, jealousy, quarreling, gossiping, or slander to  drive a wedge in our relationships with one another, thus deterring us from our purpose.

 

(Romans 12:16-21,15:5-7; 1 Corinthians 1:10,12:25-27;

Ephesians 4:31-32)

B. Building up one another - We commit ourselves to the pursuit of"the things

which make for peace and the building up of one another" (Romans 14: 19). Together, we seek to do good to the bodies and souls of people; feed the hungry; clothe the naked; visit the sick and imprisoned; and minister to the needy.

 

By our words, actions, and attitudes, we will seek to encourage, comfort, and edify our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

(Philippians 2:1-4; Ephesians 4:29; Romans 12:10 & 13;

1 Thessalonians 5:11)

 

C. The support of our church - We commit ourselves to the support of the church

and her ministry, witness, and outreach through regular and consistent giving. 

(Malachi 3: 1 0; I Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7) 

D. Abiding in hearty fellowship with the Church - We strive to this end, and

refuse to work against the doctrines and usages of the church, but to be

wholly committed and actively involved in its continuing witness and outreach. 

 

E. Service and ministry in the name of Jesus - We covenant together "while we

have opportunity, to do good to all ... , and especially to those who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6: 10). As a church, and as individuals, we commit ourselves to serve God by serving His people.

"We commit ourselves to be involved in some area of ministry."

 Together we will seek to share the story of why Jesus came, and invite others to join us in our walk with Jesus,

and to worship him with us at Building the Kingdom Community Church, as true "fishers of men." 

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