The Membership covenant is a biblical way of defining the expectations and responsibilities that God has for His people. It clarifies what we believe, what we are about, and lifestyle we will hold each other accountable to. It helps us understand the gravity of what we are doing and guards us against partiality (James 2:1) by ensuring that everyone in membership is held to the same standards of discipleship, obedience, and commitment. To covenant together means that we formally commit ourselves to the truth of the gospel, to the spiritual vitality and mission of this particular community, and to the care, accountability, discipline, and direction of its leaders, who will give account to Jesus for their work (Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:17; 1 Cor. 5:11-13). By affirming this covenant, you are agreeing that the desire of your heart is to fulfill each of the following commitments to the best of your ability.
Most importantly, members of Omni Fellowship commit together to live lives shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ. The foundational assumptions of this commitment are expressed as follows:
You are committing to be a disciple of Jesus:
I am a follower of Jesus who trusts in Christ alone to save me from sin and make me right with God (justification – Rom. 3:21-24). I have been baptized to signify my union with Christ and my identification with his people (Rom 6:3-4). I am willing to obey Jesus and am seeking his ongoing transformation of my heart (sanctification – Heb 12:14; Phil 2:12-13).
I will seek to live in obedience to the teachings of Scripture and pursue growth in Christian maturity through corporate worship, Scripture reading, prayer, learning in community, and submission to godly leadership and the practice of spiritual disciplines (John 14:21; 1 Pet 2:2).
You are committing to the community of Omni Fellowship:
I have read the Omni Fellowship doctrinal statement, and I agree not to be divisive toward their teaching. I will submit to church leadership and will be diligent to preserve unity and peace (Heb 13:17; Eph 4:1-3).
I will use my time, gifts, and resources to promote the spiritual vitality and well being of this church family. I understand this will involve knowing and being known by others, giving generously to support the needs and mission of the church, serving in practical ways, speaking the truth in love, receiving help, resolving conflict, and praying for others (Ephesians 4:1-16, Romans 12:3-21)
You are committing to the mission of God through Omni Fellowship:
I believe that I have been sent by God as a missionary to my family, neighborhood, workplace, circle of friends, and city (John 17: 15-19, 1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 28:18-20).
I will use my time, gifts, and resources to help others live out the gospel and invite others in to gospel community. I understand this will involve giving generously, blessing and listening to people around me, working to restore the areas of brokenness in our city, practicing hospitality, living in repentance and faith, and praying for those whom God puts in my life (Matthew 5:13-16, John 17:20-21, 1 Peter 2:12).