The Bible teaches that Church Membership is not something to be taken lightly. Therefore, our church members covenant together to live towards one another in a particular way. This covenant is not meant to be a list of DO's and DON'T's. Instead it is meant to outline what we mean when we say we that belong to FBC Fortuna.
FBC CHURCH COVENANT
Having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully renew our covenant with one another.
We are devoted to the apostle’s teachings’ and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
We are devoted to loving one another.
We are devoted to joyfully serving one another.
We are devoted to praying for one another.
We are devoted to a humility that considers each other better than ourselves.
We are devoted to greeting one another warmly and lovingly.
We are devoted to encouraging one another.
We are devoted to killing sin, in all forms, by embracing confession, repentance, and forgiveness.
We are devoted to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching, and to singing.
We are devoted to discipling one another.
We are devoted to financially supporting those who are devoted to the ministry of the word and prayer, and [we are devoted to financially supporting] the spread of the gospel.
We are devoted to supporting those who are poor.
Above all, we are devoted to obeying the commands of Jesus Christ.
If we are ever moved from this community we are also devoted to uniting with some other church where we can continue in the spirit of this covenant.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
BECOMING A MEMBER
If you would like to become a member of FBC Fortuna please plan to attend am FBC Discovery Class. This six-week class is offered twice each year (Jan-Feb and Jun-Jul) at 9:45 AM on Sundays. If you would like to attend the next class please talk to an Elder.