Relational Covenant of GCC
God calls us to practice community (Rom. 12: 4-5, Psalm 133:1), but we recognize that this isn't always easy. So, this covenant serves as a reminder that we are determined to be unified in the work that God calls us.
Covenant of Community Life
To keep the Spirit’s fire alive & growing, we will, with Christ’s help…
-Seek to grow in our personal spiritual walks with God (2 Tim. 2: 15)
-Address issues openly with gentle honesty (Col. 3: 12-13)
-Encourage one another & build each other up (1 Thes. 5: 11)
Guidelines for Christ-Centered Relationships
These guidelines, developed with Scripture, serve as practical steps to take for
conflict management & resolution.
-Pray before & after discussions.
-Acknowledge our imperfect understanding of others & choose to believe the best in them.
-First listen in love, and then speak the truth in love.
-When in doubt or hurt, seek guidance from spiritual leadership.