Riverton Congregational Church
Monday, October 23, 2017

Behavioral Covenant

BEHAVIORAL COVENANT (We read this before all meetings)

Because we are a church of Jesus Christ, we are called to love one another just as we are loved by God. As a congregation, we share with each other our joys, our sorrows, our gifts, and our time. We pledge to support each other on our faith journeys with honesty, kindness, and respect. May we “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) and keep strong the bond of our church community.

  • We will trust the presence of God, the grace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to guide us.
  •  Being conscious of our own body language, we will listen carefully and respectfully to truly hear what another person is saying.
  •  We will speak in the first person and from factual information, reflecting back what we have heard in order to confirm our understanding.
  • We will speak respectfully to each other and listen to understand; though we might not agree.
  • We will affirm the merits of ideas different from our own, while at the same time being lovingly honest with one another.
  • We will each utilize our own gifts for ministry. We will be mutually supportive to one another in our role as leaders or congregation members.
  • We will honor the covenant by being accountable to one another.