A church covenant [is] a series of written pledges based on the Bible which church members voluntarily make to God and to one another regarding their basic moral and spiritual commitments and the practice of their faith.
Having repented and believed in our Lord Jesus Christ, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we, the members of Ekklesia Evangelical Fellowship, affirm our covenant with one another.
1. We are created by God for His glory, made alive together from our deadness in sin through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and are sealed with the Holy Spirit until we possess our eternal inheritance. (Col. 1:16; Eph. 2:5; 1 Jn. 2:2; Eph. 1:13-14)
2. We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together as a church for the purpose of learning God’s Word, breaking bread, singing songs, praising God, praying together, fellowshipping and encouraging one another in the Lord. (Heb. 10:24-25; Acts 2:42, 46; Eph. 5:19)
3. We will walk together with all humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving each other in love, with eagerness to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph. 4:1-3, 31-32; Col. 3:12-15)
4. We will hold one another accountable in Christian love, and submit ourselves to both the encouragement and the correction of our fellow believers, so that we would not be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Heb. 3:12-13; 1 Thess. 5:14; Gal. 6:1)
5. We will not live an individualistic life, but seek to live a Spirit-filled life by praying regularly for one another, rejoicing at each other's happiness, bearing each other's burdens and sorrows, showing hospitality to one another, serving one another and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph. 5:18-21; 6:18; Rom. 12:15; 1 Pet. 4:9-10)
6. We will contribute cheerfully, generously, and regularly to support the various needs and ministries of the church. (1 Tim. 5:17-18; Gal. 6:6; 2 Cor. 8 and 9; Gal.6:10)
7. We will work together for the spread of the gospel, and seek the salvation of our family members, friends, relatives, neighbours, colleagues, and of our nation. (Mk. 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20)
8. We will live carefully in this sinful world, and deny ourselves to live a holy life. This we do for the purpose of glorifying God's name, and guarding the purity of the church. (Lu. 9:23; Matt. 5:13-16; 1 Cor. 5:6; 2 Tim. 2:22)
9. We will, when we have to leave this church, so far as it depends on us, leave on peaceful grounds, and as soon as possible unite with a biblical church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant. (above Scriptures)
10. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen. (2 Cor. 13:14)
NOTE: We, as a church, recite this covenant every alternate Sunday after breaking the bread. Most of the statements in this covenant are taken from 9Marks.