By the grace of God we have been led to repent of our sin and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We have confessed our faith and been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Now, therefore, in the presence of God and by His grace, we joyfully and solemnly enter into a holy covenant with the members of Ghana Calvary Methodist Church.
We engage to walk together in Christian love through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Unless hindered by God’s providence, we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but faithfully attend the church’s meetings for worship on Sundays, prayers, Bible studies, and fellowship, and will use our spiritual gifts for the common good.
We will actively serve in the various ministries and organizations of this church, using our gifts, skills, talents and abilities. We will do our best to discourage passiveness and dormant membership in the Body of Christ and instill strong sense of duty and active membership in this family of God.
We pledge to faithfully participate in the ordinances of the church, and endeavor to pursue after unity of mind in doctrine. We will both submit to the church’s discipline upon ourselves and lovingly assume our responsibility to participate in the discipline of other members, as taught in Scripture.
We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to this church for its general ministry and expenses, the relief of the poor, the cause of reformation and revival, and the spread of the Gospel throughout all nations. As enabled by the grace of God, we will financially support this church through tithing, free-will offering, thanks offering and regular offerings of our substances, as our response to God’s gracious blessings on us.
In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.
We will strive by God’s grace and power to live as Christ in the world; and denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we will seek to fulfill our calling to lead a holy life and to be salt and light. We will be just and honest in our dealings and faithful in our responsibilities and commitments.
We will abide by the standards of sexual purity, ethical integrity, and spiritual fidelity as taught in the Bible. We will be careful to keep our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit, avoiding such things as alcohol abuse, distribution and use of illicit drug, smoking and unhealthy eating habits that defile the body.
We will reject all heretical beliefs and practices, using Scripture as our final authority.
We purpose to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember one another in prayer, to help one another in sickness and distress, and to cultivate Christian compassion and courtesy.
Believing that the pursuit of peace with others and personal holiness accompany true faith in Christ, we will be slow to take offense, always eager to seek the reconciliation Christ commands in Matthew 18:15-17, and will work to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
We resolve to practice personal and family worship, to train our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and to seek the salvation of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and of the world.
As children of the Most High God, we pledge to submit to the leadership of the church for guidance and counsel; we express our absolute dependence on the word of God as our source of enlightenment.
We promise that if, in the providence of God, we leave this church we will diligently seek to unite with another church where we can continue to carry out the spirit and principles of God’s Word.
We commit our lives, our families and our church to Jesus Christ and to the care and mercy of Almighty God. Amen.