Membership Statement

Members of the Assembly shall be such persons that are in regular fellowship at International Assembly. Members in fellowship are those who have professed Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and are in agreement with the Statement of Faith, and have been examined and approved by the Elders regarding their Christian experience and have voluntarily placed themselves under the care, protection and discipline of the Elders of the Assembly. (I Thessalonians 5:12; Hebrews 13:17) They must be free from any disciplinary action which may be taken in accordance with Matthew 18:15-20, I Corinthians 5:1-13, Galatians 6:1, II Thessalonians 3:14-15, I Timothy 5:19-21

Having been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to Him, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully renew our covenant with each other. We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

We will walk together in brotherly love, as becomes the members of a Christian church, exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require.

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others.

We will endeavor to bring up such as may at any time be under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends.

We will rejoice at each other happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows.

We will seek, by Divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life.

We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

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