Saddleback Church’s Purpose Driven Membership Covenant
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(New Members' Creed)
I am stepping across the line. I’m tired of waffling and I’m finished
with wavering, I’ve made my choice, the verdict is in, and my decision
is irrevocable. I’m going God’s way. There’s no turning back now!
will live the rest of my life serving God’s purposes with God’s people
on God’s planet for God’s glory. I will use my life to celebrate his
presence, cultivate his character, participate in his family,
demonstrate his love, and communicate his word.
my past has been forgiven, and I have a purpose for living, and a home
awaiting in heaven, I refuse to waste any more time or energy on shallow
living, petty thinking, trivial talking, thoughtless doing, useless
regretting, hurtful resenting, or faithless worrying. Instead I will
magnify God, grow to maturity, serve in ministry, and fulfill my mission
in the membership of his family.
this life is preparation for the next, I will value worship over
wealth, “we” over “me”, character over comfort, service over status, and
people over possessions, position, and pleasures. I know what matters
most and I’ll give it all I’ve got. I’ll do the best I can with what I
have for Jesus Christ today.
won’t be captivated by culture, manipulated by critics, motivated by
praise, frustrated by problems, debilitated by temptation, or
intimidated by the devil. I’ll keep running my race with my eyes on the
goal, not the sidelines or those running by me. When times get tough,
and I get tired, I won’t back up, back off, back down, back out or
backslide. I’ll just keep moving forward by God’s grace. I’m Spirit-led,
purpose-driven and mission-focused so I cannot be bought, I will not be
compromised, and I shall not quit until I finish the race.
a trophy of God’s amazing grace so I will be gracious to everyone,
grateful for everyday, and generous with everything that God entrusts to
my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say: However, Whenever, Wherever,
and Whatever you ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! Wherever you
lead and whatever the cost, I’m ready. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyway
Whatever it takes Lord; Whatever it takes!
want to be used by you in such a way, that on that final day I’ll hear
you say, “Well done, thou good and faithful one. Come on in, and let the
eternal party begin!”