Our Sonlife Covenant

Each year, the people of Sonlife Community Church reaffirm their desire to live by this covenant for the following year:

Believing in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and desiring to live in a manner that will bring glory to Him and having associated myself with this local body of believers called Sonlife Community Church, I do now covenant together with them that …

I will seek to worship God in spirit and in truth as a continuous practice of my life. (John 4:23-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:17);

I will endeavor to give positive witness of my relationship to Jesus Christ by word and deed in every circumstance in which I am placed. (Colossians 3:17);

I will commit myself to regular study of God’s word so that my mind might be renewed and my life transformed by its truth. (II Timothy3:15; Romans 12:1-2);

I will invest my finances cheerfully and sacrificially in the work of the Lord, taking the Biblical “tithe” as my guideline for giving. (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8) ;

I will involve myself lovingly in the lives of my fellow believers in this church, recognizing that we are all “one body” and desiring that we all become mature, attaining to the “whole measure of the fullness of Christ”. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:13; Galatians 6:1);

I will make my time, energy and personal resources available for God’s use knowing that all I am and have is simply a trust from Him. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2);

I will refrain from any activity or practice of life that might discredit the name of Jesus, harm the temple of the Holy Spirit (my body), hinder a fellow believer, or cause my personal testimony to be compromised. (Romans 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Timothy 4:12b, 15-16; Proverbs 23:29-35);

I will fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen of this land by: respectfully submitting myself to the authorities that God has placed over me, carefully informing myself on the public issues of moral concern and prayerfully involving myself in the political process through which leaders are chosen so that reasonable, God fearing men and woman might be placed in all levels of government. (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-3)

I will stand resolute against those destructive, ungodly practices in our society which threaten the very existence of the God-ordained family unit such as fornication and adultery, homosexuality, pornography, spouse and child abuse, drug abuse, convenience abortions, unscriptural divorce and self-centered individualism. (1 Corinthians 6:18; Romans 1:26-27; Ephesians 5:28-29; Ephesians 5:18; Exodus 20:13; Matthew 19:8-9; 1 Corinthians 7:10-14; Philippians 2:4)

And lastly, I covenant that I will regard this local church and its various ministries as a sacred priority in my life, granting it preeminence over all institutions and agencies of secular origin. I will pray for its leaders, submit myself to its authority and give myself to its ministry as God gives me strength. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 1 Peter 2:5,9; Hebrews 10:25, 13:17)