What is Covenant Community?

When anyone enters into relationship with God by grace from, and faith in, the person and work of Jesus Christ, they are entering into two covenants. The first is to journey with God for the rest of his or her life and love Him fully. The second is to journey with His other children in the community of the local church. Your Covenant Community membership in a church is an official recognition of this. The purposes of this covenant are:

  • To join the Spirit in forming authentic community that reflects the relationship between the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
  • To clarify ongoing blessings and responsibilities of each Covenant Community member
  • To encourage consistency, accountability, and loving unity within the church family
  • To accomplish God’s call for the Epiphany Fellowship church family

“When you make a vow to the Lord, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools. Fulfill your vow. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.”

 

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5

How do I join?

Covenant Community membership classes are held three times a year. There are a series of four classes and a one-on-one discussion with a member of our leadership team. Membership class sign-ups will be announced before an upcoming session. For more information, email ccmembership@epiphanyfellowship.org.

How do I get baptized?

Baptism is the symbolic enactment of a spiritual reality that takes place when a believer is united to Jesus Christ by faith. It is also a public proclamation of our new status in Christ. In the New Testament, baptism was performed by the complete immersion of a person under water and then raising him up (Mark 1:5; 1:10; John 3:23) to show that he had been united with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:1-7; Col. 2:11-12). Baptism is to be done in the name of the Trinity (Matt. 28:19) for Christians who demonstrate saving faith (Acts 2:41; 8:12; 10:47-48; Gal. 3:27). Getting baptized does not save anyone, but it demonstrates symbolically the salvation that God has granted to a believer solely by His grace (Gal. 1:10; 5:4; Eph. 2:8-9). God’s people are commanded to be baptized (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38).

 

If you would like to get baptized, please contact us and someone from the Baptism team will follow up with you.