Team Leader: Don Munro
Purpose: To implement a process for developing a behavioral covenant for the entire church.
Pilgrim Covenant Church Behavioral/Relational Covenant
At Pilgrim Covenant Church, we come as one. We stand before the cross of Christ to worship and adore You. Help us to always seek your Holy Spirit to guide us into your truth. Help me to always put You first and to place others ahead of myself.
Thank You for being the perfect example of sacrificial giving. Help me to live a life that honors You. Help me to listen carefully, respond with affection, and treasure each member of the congregation. I will respect and value the opinions of all my brothers and sisters in Christ, and seek reconciliation when conflicts arise.
Give us the willingness to make the changes we need and the patience to wait for your vision and renewed presence at Pilgrim Covenant Church. Help us to have a welcoming heart to all those whom You are leading here. Above all these things, help us to have the same heart and mind of Jesus, united in spirit and intent, having one purpose.
In Jesus’ name and by the power of the Holy Spirit we pray.
Below is a list of the scripture references used in creating the covenant prayer.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; He will disclose to you what is to come.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
2 Cor 12:1
Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.