Saturday, August 23, 2008

Excerpt from His People Community Church

Relationship Covenant

To maintain the unity of the Spirit and exemplify the biblical pattern of integrity in all our relationships we will seek to . . .

1. Consider one another more important than ourselves.
Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3

2. Use tasks to deepen relationships rather than using relationships to accomplish tasks.
Philippians 2:3-4

3. Speak the truth in love, addressing one another in a manner that ministers grace and builds each other up.
Ephesians 4:25-29, 1 Thessalonians 5:11

4. Submit to and encourage one another in their strengths while at the same time protecting one another from their weaknesses.
Ephesians 5:19, 1 Peter 1:5

5. Commit ourselves to being the guardians of one another's reputations, and the custodians of each other's character.
Psalms 141:5, Proverbs 3:3-4, 1 Corinthians 6:5-7

6. Approach matters of conflict sensitively and constructively - seeking biblical resolution.
Matthew 18:15-18, Ephesians 4:2-3

7. Prioritize the major issues of lifting up Jesus Christ and loving people over matters of individual perspective and preference.
Ephesians 4:1-6

His People Community Church
PO Box 6834
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Ph. 828-273-7598