Our Covenant

These convictions shape our practice, worship, and community.

Membership Covenant

Having received Jesus as Savior, and having been baptized, and having submitted to the Lordship of Christ, and having understood the nature and purpose of His Church, we solemnly and joyfully covenant with one another in the following ways:

  1. We will pursue intimacy with God as our highest priority and strive to consistently demonstrate our five discipleship outcomes.

  2. We will build our lives and families upon the foundation of the Scriptures and will hold fast to sound doctrine in keeping with the biblical text.

  3. We will seek to live out, as seen in Scripture, our God-given roles and responsibilities in the context of the family, and we will honor any marriage vows that have been made before God.

  4. We will uphold the mission of Clay Community Church to glorify God by empowering Christ’s people to live a life of worship, releasing them to bring the Gospel to all people.

  5. We will seek to live our lives on mission, actively engaging those outside of a relationship with Christ, serving those in our community, praying for and anticipating the spread of the gospel throughout our region and world, and responding to God’s initiation in our lives.

  6. We will seek to live, as the family of God, in authentic, biblical community, rejoicing in each other’s successes, carrying each other’s burdens, and challenging each other to a more intimate and mature relationship with Jesus Christ, each one serving and operating out of his or her unique spiritual giftedness.

  7. We will take the initiative to pursue a brother or sister in Christ who is sinning, who has wronged us, or is in danger of abandoning the faith, hoping for restoration and reconciliation, and we submit ourselves, out of reverence to Christ, to church discipline when deemed necessary by the leadership of the church as outlined in the Commitment to Accountability and Church Discipline.

  8. We will give generously, cheerfully, and regularly of our time, talents, and finances to the support of the vision, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and unprotected, and the spread of the gospel throughout our community, nation, and world.

  9. We will, if or when, upon leaving this church body, seek to worship and unite with another church where the gospel is proclaimed according to the biblical text.