Saturday, May 11

Cultivating Caring Community: Relational Covenant


As we conclude our week of reflecting on our value of cultivating caring community, let’s spend some time reflecting on our relational covenant.

Action: Read through the relational covenant, highlighting or underlining words or phrases that stick out to you. Click on and read the verses associated with each point.

A COVENANT FOR OUR LIFE TOGETHER

Holy Manners for a Faith Community:
How will we walk hand in hand when we don’t see eye to eye?

As the people of LifeSpring Covenant Church we commit to the following ways of working together:

Charitable Love

  • Believe the best of each other and give each other the benefit of the doubt. (Phil 4:8-10)

  • Respect and honor the leadership of the church. (I Thes. 5:12, Hebrews 13:1)

  • Seek to discover what is best for our church as a whole, not what may be best for us or for some small group in the church. (Phil. 2:3-6)

Tough Love

  • Accept disagreement, conflict and evaluation as normal and natural. (Phil. 4:2-3)

  • Seek to communicate clearly, humbly, and directly with the person with whom you have a concern. (Col. 3:14-16, Ma. 18)

Redeeming Love

  • Forgiveness is a mark of Christ among us; as forgiven people, we will reject bitterness and instead choose to forgive one another. (Eph 4:32)

    As we at LifeSpring Covenant Church commit to this covenant,

    we will seek to be a body unified in prayer and submission to the Holy Spirit.


Question: What does our Relational Covenant say about the culture we are hoping to promote at LifeSpring?


Prayer: Choose one bullet point from the covenant that you personally struggle with and bring it before the Lord, asking him to help you grow in that area.

Elyse Aguirre