All In!
As you consider the six pledges below, commit to them as God gives you strength. Know that you won't keep them perfectly (no one will), and yet, through Christ and covered in the Holy Spirit, each of us can commit to being the best partners. We commit, fully knowing that our sin will be met with his grace: met and overwhelmed. May God move in us as we commit to each other.
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I am a St. Mark Partner. It’s not membership as in a civic organization or a country club. It’s the kind of membership given to us in 1 Corinthians 12: “Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27). Because I am a member of the body of Christ, I must be a functioning partner. I will give. I will serve. I will minister. I will evangelize. I will study. I will seek to be a blessing to others. I will remember that “if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26). (Please write your name below in order to sign your name to this pledge) *
I am a unifying partner. I will seek to be a source of unity in my church. I know there are no perfect pastors, staff, or other church partners: neither am I. I will not be a source of gossip or dissension. One of the greatest contributions I can make is to do all I can in God’s power to help keep the church in unity for the sake of the gospel. (Please write your name below in order to sign your name to this pledge) *
I am an others-centered partner. I will not let my church be about my preferences and desires. That is self-serving. I am a partner with this church to serve others and to serve Christ. My Savior went to a cross for me. I can deal with any inconveniences and matters that just aren’t my preference or style. (Please write your name below in order to sign your name to this pledge) *
I am a supporting partner. I will pray regularly for my pastors. I understand that the pastor’s work is never ending. His days are filled with numerous demands that bring emotional highs and lows. He must deal with critics. He must be a good husband and father. Because my pastors cannot do all things in their own power, I will pray for their strength and wisdom daily. (Please write your name below in order to sign your name to this pledge) *
I am a partner who leads. I will lead my family to be good partners of this church as well. We will pray together for our church. We will serve together in our church. And we will ask Christ to help us fall deeper in love with this church because He gave His life for her. (Please write your name below in order to sign your name to this pledge) *
I am a grateful partner. This partnership is a gift. When I received the free gift of salvation through Christ Jesus, I became a part of the body of Christ. I soon thereafter identified with a local body and treasured the Lord's Supper and Baptism. And now I am humbled and honored to serve and to love others in our church. I pray that I will never take my partnership for granted, but see it as a gift and opportunity to serve others and be part of something so much greater than any one person or partner. (Please write your name below in order to sign your name to this pledge) *
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