1. ATTEND CITY LIGHT CHURCH MEMBERSHIP CLASS
This is a two-part class for folks interested in covenant membership at City Light. During the class, You will learn about the vision, beliefs, and expectations of City Light. Classes are held once quarterly and is a requirement for covenant membership.
2. SCHEDULE A MEMBERSHIP CHAT WITH AN ELDER
During this discussion we will get an opportunity to get to know each other more and how you might fit into City Light Church. Expect to discuss your testimony and understanding of the Gospel.
3. AFFIRMATION BY THE CHURCH
On New Members Sunday, all the prospective members that have attended both a membership class and a membership chat with a church elder(s) are presented to the church by recommendation of the elders for full acceptance into the covenant membership. PRAISE GOD!
What Is City Light Covenant?
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of our Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort, to promote its fruitfulness and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines, to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and personal devotion; to train and educate our children in the Christian Faith, to seek the salvation of our family, friends, and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger, to seek God’s help in abstaining from the abuse of any substance or the practice of any activity which Scripture calls foolish, brings unwarranted harm to the body, or jeopardizes our faith or the faith of others.
We further engage to watch over one another with brotherly love, to remember each other in prayer, to aid each other in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, if possible, unite with a likeminded church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.