As leaders/Ministers, we set the tone and pace for the entire congregation. We model the Christian faith, The Christian life, and the attitude and heart of a Christian for our congregation. We shape the heart,
character, and life of this Christian community. For this reason, it is vital that we walk the Christian walk. Spiritually healthy leaders will produce a spiritually healthy church. Likewise, leaders who fail to walk
with Christ will have devastating consequences.
With this in mind, the following covenant is being adopted to guide our life together as leaders. We use these standards to hold ourselves accountable for pursuing the Christian life. And in so doing, we recognize that it is God’s grace that calls for our faithful response, and it is God’s grace that will bring transformation in our lives.
Jesus summarized the goal of the Christian life with two commandments: Love the Lord our God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourselves.