A church covenant is a commitment among the members of a local church to live a life that is committed to honoring the Lord and living out His truths in such a way that God is glorified and others around us are impacted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In response to the Father's eternal love, the Son's accomplishment of our redemption, and the Spirit's sovereign application of this great work to our own lives, the members of Riverside Baptist Church covenant together before the Eternal God that, by His grace and for His glory, we will strive to do the following:
- To give ourselves daily to our God, so that whether we eat, or drink, live or die, we wish to do all for the God who loved us and saved us, Who has become our portion now and for eternity.
- To give ourselves to each other as fellow-heirs, born from above into the family of God made alive in Christ, sealed by the Spirit. We agree to meet together faithfully in order to stir each other to love Christ, and follow Him in careful obedience. We agree to bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ, laboring together under God's help in order to bring each other to the full measure of the stature of Christ.
- To give ourselves as light and salt in this dark world, striving to live in such a way that those who are strangers to God may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven. We look to God for our sufficiency, to be faithful ambassadors of His gospel, to be a distinct aroma of the Knowledge of His Son in every place, and to be humble and reverent witnesses to the hope that dwells within us.