Covenant Statement

Ok, so maybe I’ve taken a bit too much to plagiarising the good thoughts of Mars Hill Grand Rapids, but they make me think. Their covenant agreement is particularly good food for thought about what it means to be a community that pursues Jesus.

I used this on Sunday night as part of a rather waffly sermon. I think it stuck.

3 thoughts on “Covenant Statement

  1. Ah, no… Two different churches (a bit confusing).Mars Hill Grand Rapids was planted by Rob Bell who is their teaching pastor. Think Nooma and “Love Wins”.Mars Hill Seattle is Mark Driscoll and more hardcore, more megachurch.

  2. Well, it’s all a bit waffle-esque, isn’t it? That’s probly a good thing as I think a fundamental doctrinal statement should say as little as you can possibly live with. As little as possible should be prescribed or proscribed in our faith communities. The problem is defining what we see as fundamental.I do like the bit about being part of a long tradition of wrestling with our faith. It means that we are not tighly bound to the detail of the beliefs of those that have gone before us, but at the same time we don’t get to start with a blank sheet of paper either.

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