In Acts 2 the Bible presents a picture of definable groups of people, who once committed to the Lord, identified themselves with a local body of believers called the church. In order to implement the principles we see in Scripture, including accountability and commitment to the local body of Christ, LifePointe recognizes the need for formal membership.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
To make gospel-centered disciples of Jesus Christ, who glorify God for who He is and what He has done, who grow together in God’s Word, and who go to all people near and far declaring the gospel of God’s grace.
LifePointe Membership Covenant
Having a relationship with Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, having been baptized, and being in agreement with LifePointe Church’s mission, vision, statement of faith, and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the LifePointe Church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members in doing the following.
- I will protect the unity of my church
- By acting in love toward other members
- By resolving conflicts according to Matthew 18:15-17
- By following the leaders
- I will support the testimony of my church
- By attending faithfully
- By giving regularly
- By living a godly life
- I will serve the ministry of my church
- By discovering my spiritual gifts and talents
- By being equipped to serve.
- By developing a servant’s heart
- I will share the responsibility of my church
- By praying for its growth
- By inviting the unchurched to attend
- By warmly welcoming those who visit