Covenant service continues Wesleyan tradition of making annual promise

A Covenant Ser­vice was held Jan. 4 to invite wor­shipers to enter into a covenant in the Wes­leyan tra­di­tion. John Wes­ley encour­aged the ear­ly Methodists to be “method­i­cal” about fol­low­ing Christ. Part of the method includ­ed mak­ing a plan and a promise to fol­low God’s lead­ing in their lives. Every­one is encour­aged to make plans and promis­es to live out their faith in 2015, com­mit­ting to serv­ing God in every aspect of liv­ing, whether at church, home, school, work, play or else­where. You may wish to sign the covenant print­ed here, and keep it in your place of dai­ly prayer. If you don’t have a place set aside for dai­ly prayer, cre­at­ing one could be your 2015 New Year’s res­o­lu­tion.

2015 Covenant of Dis­ci­ple­ship

To grow my faith, I ________________________

[ ] will prac­tice dai­ly the dis­ci­plines of Bible study, prayer and the pri­vate wor­ship of God

[ ] will pray dai­ly for the con­cerns and activ­i­ties of my fam­i­ly, church fam­i­ly, the com­mu­ni­ty and the world

[ ] will join reg­u­lar­ly in the cor­po­rate wor­ship of the church and attend those spe­cial wor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties offered by the church

[ ] will par­tic­i­pate reg­u­lar­ly in a Chris­t­ian Life Study Group

[ ] will invest some time to at least one of the church’s min­istries and faith­ful­ly attend to those respon­si­bil­i­ties and com­mit­ments I make

[ ] will finan­cial­ly sup­port the church’s min­istries

[ ] will active­ly invite unchurched friends and neigh­bors to wor­ship and spe­cial pro­grams

[ ] will serve on a Mis­sion Team dur­ing the year