- Having accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour, and
- Having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
- I joyfully enter into covenant with God and with one another, to uphold the profession of my faith as one body in Christ, and to engage in the following:
- To walk together in Christian love;
- To strive for the advancement of the Church in knowledge, holiness and service;
- To sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines and doctrines;
- To cultivate personal and family devotions;
- To carry each other in prayer;
- To guide and educate the children in the Christian faith;
- To seek the salvation of those without Christ;
- To walk circumspectly in the world, being faithful in our engagements; exemplary in deportment; bearing a testimony for our Lord by abstaining from unseemly conduct including the sins of the emotions as well as the sins of the flesh and by practicing temperance in all things.
- To help each other in sickness or distress;
- To contribute cheerfully and faithfully for the regular support of the Church, its ministry at home and abroad and other general expenses through personal financial resources;
- To unite with another body of believers of “like faith” where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant and principles of God’s Word, if and when we transfer or temporarily remove from this place to another.
As a member of EBC, certain responsibilities fall on the shoulders of members that others, who merely attend the services of the Church, will not have. When a believer joins our congregational family, it is expected that they will shoulder their share of the burden, making the load lighter for all the whole body.
- Primary Responsibilities – full, regular support of the ministries of the church in the following ways:
- by regularly attending the services of the church and supporting its program wherever possible
- by regularly giving of personal finances to the support of the ministry
- by regularly praying for the Lord’s blessing on the church and its ministry
- by regularly using personal, God-given talents and gifts to further the work of the Lord through the Church ministry.
- Secondary Responsibilities – participation in the church decision-making process
- by attending business meetings and expressing support or concerns in a positive, Christian manner
- by exercising the members’ right to vote on matters of church business
- Maintenance of Christian Testimony – it is the duty of every member to order their daily lives so as to live in obedience to the Word of God and reflect positively in the world the testimony of Christ and the witness of the church.