What is a "covenant"?
God wants a personal relationship with every one of us. The biblical name for this relationship is "covenant." A covenant is a partnership. It's a two-way relationship where God makes promises to us, and we make commitments to God. God has promised to guide, and empower, and to save God's church, and whenever someone joins our congregation, they offer a commitment to support our congregation with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
We remember this covenant every time we welcome a new member into the church, and once a year we renew our covenant by taking time to think and pray and talk our own personal relationship with God.
There are five steps in renewing our relationship with God, and here you will find resources for every step of the way.
The Five Steps of Covenant Renewal
Confide in God:
Compose your spirit
Claim the covenant
Print out a copy of the "Covenant Renewal Card" and take a week to pray and plan over how God is calling you to share your prayer, presence, gifts, service, and witness. If your make your gifts jointly with your spouse, then set aside time to talk about which commitments you will make together.
Complete your commitment card and bring it with you to our Commitment Service on April 7. If you cannot attend worship on April 7, you can complete your covenant renewal online.
Connect with God in prayer
Work on your relationship with God like you would any of your most important relationships. Try to develop a daily habit of prayer, rooted in scripture. You can visit upperroom.org to find a daily devotion to guide you in your prayers.