I agree to live, teach, and provide counsel in accordance with and not contrary to these documents. My responsibility will be to notify the Gospel Life Church Elders if at anytime I can no longer commit to these documents, or if I have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding Gospel Life Church.
The leadership at Gospel Life Church realizes that it is not necessary to agree on every point. Thus, we hold to the closed-hand/open- hand model of prioritizing doctrine. The Membership Covenant and the Statement of Faith have been written so as to emphasize closed-handed doctrines, or those doctrines which are clearly stated in Scripture. The leadership of Gospel Life Church does not wish to ask anyone to violate their conscience, but we do ask for the opportunity to further explain when a disagreement occurs or when a fuller explanation is called for.
If you have not been baptized as a believer this is a prerequisite to membership. You can still go through with the interview, but make sure to talk about it with your interviewer and plan on getting baptized at the next baptism service.
The Bible teaches that all believers have been given spiritual gifts and resources by God for the edification of the church and that they need to humbly submit to the leadership of the local church as they serve.
Gospel Life Church seeks to intentionally and meaningfull y obey the many one-another commands found in the New Testament. Our agreed upon expression of obedience to these commands is what we call Gospel Community or Community Group. Gospel Communities meet once a week for the purpose of speaking the Gospel into each other’s lives. The leadership of Gospel Life Church asks that each member be committed to one Gospel Community at a time. This allows for better accountability, facilitates transparency, and allows the Gospel Community leader to clearly understand who is under his care. Priority is given to placing members in Gospel Community where they already have relationships. Consideration is also given to where the most potential growth will take place.