Covenant Membership

Because church membership is a unique and special relationship, church's differ on how they engage in in this relationship. In Holy Scripture, covenants govern God's relationship to his creation and man's relationship one to another. We believe, therefore, that Covenant Membership is biblically oriented and good for the church and her members. Covenant membership is a deliberate, intentional process for those who want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with this body of believers.

Privilege and Responsibility

Some churches practice an open form of membership with little in the way of requirements or responsibilities on the part of the member or the church. The result is membership rolls comprised of the names of many who have little or no involvement with the church.


At Boone Trail Baptist, covenant membership is a relationship which requires accountability on the part of the church and the individual. We believe that church membership is much more than adding your name to a list. It is joining with others who share the same beliefs and goals and working hand-in-hand in the support and fulfillment of those goals.


Membership requires commitment from all involved. Our desire, through covenant membership, is to allow you to understand who we are, why we exist, and what we are becoming as a church family, and then ask you to commit to that process.


Covenant Membership is the conviction that each member shares a common purpose and belief structure. Covenant Membership is our mutual desire to safeguard the unity, share the responsibility, serve the ministry, and support the mission of Boone Trail Baptist Church.


Partnership

Membership at Boone Trail Baptist may best be described as a partnership between you and the church. Together, we seek to encourage and support each other in our daily lives and lead one another in a deeper, more passionate commitment to our mission statement: Love, Connect, Serve.


The Bible describes the church as the body of Christ with each member being an important part of making the body function as it was intended. Each member has a place in our church family. As a church body, we can accomplish more together than we can separately. If you choose to become a part of Boone Trail Baptist, we truly believe, based on the instruction of the Bible, that God has a specific place and function for you here within our church family.


We'd love to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about membership at Boone Trail. If you would like more information please contact Pastor Dwight at djenkins@boonetrail.net

Boone Trail Baptist Church Covenant

As members of Boone Trail Baptist Church, we affirm this covenant with one another by God’s grace, for our good, and ultimately for God’s glory. 


Having been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to surrender our lives to Him, and having been baptized as Christians in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we covenant together to glorify God by making disciples of all nations.


Together, we will draw near to God in worship. We will delight in the glory of God, depend on the presence of God, grow in the knowledge of God, and submit to the Word of God as the all‐sufficient authority in our lives and in His church. 


Together, we will hold fast to the hope we profess. We will regularly participate in communion as we solemnly and joyfully remember the past work of Christ on the cross, celebrate the present work of Christ at the Father’s right hand, and anticipate the future work of Christ in His return for His bride. 


Together, we will spur one another on to love and good deeds. We will meet with one another consistently, pray for one another regularly, and serve one another selflessly. We will share each other’s joys and bear each other’s burdens. We will edify one another with our speech and encourage one another with our example. We will humbly and gently confront one another and receive correction from one another in accordance with a New Testament understanding of church discipline and restoration. We will give cheerfully and generously to the support of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations. 


Together, we will submit to the leadership of pastors who have been entrusted by God to serve and care for this body by teaching the Word of Christ to us and modeling the character of Christ before us, and we will affirm deacons as servants in the church. If we move from this local body, we will as soon as possible unite with another local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word. 


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all.

Amen. 


On December 8, 2019 the membership of Boone Trail Baptist Church voted to adopt Covenant Membership.
You can find the adopted proposal and annotated Church Covenant here.