Covenant

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"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity" Psalm 133:1

As part of our Tenth Anniversary celebrations, we decided to strengthen our commitment to working closer together as a Christian community in Oakwood by creating 'The Oakwood Covenant.' Once completed the Covenant was presented at our anniversary service and each member of the joint congregation was asked to sign a specially prepared book, as a sign of their commitment to living out the promises contained in the new document. This book is kept on the wall in the church porch. We renew our Covenant promises every year in January, and new members of the Church may sign it if they wish.

The Oakwood Covenant

WE COVENANT together to serve our Lord, our Church and our area with the intention of making more visible the unity of Christ’s people in Oakwood.

WE THEREFORE PROMISE TO:

  • Pray and worship together regularly
  • Offer mutual friendship and encouragement in our personal and ecumenical journeys of faith
  • Explore the Holy Scriptures together
  • Learn more about and value more deeply our different spiritual traditions
  • Welcome and guide all who seek to know Christ
  • Proclaim by word and deed the saving power of Christ to all we meet
  • Cooperate with one another and with other agencies in caring for the whole Oakwood community
  • Look for ways to develop common training and Christian education
  • Create opportunities for all Christians in Oakwood to meet together socially
  • Maintain and develop the building entrusted to our care
  • Review this Covenant every five years

Aware of our own weaknesses we will pray continually for the strength of the Holy Spirit to help us fulfil this Covenant to the glory of God and the completion of His purpose.

"And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me'" Luke 22:19