Life and Work of the Church: Covenanting with Teams
In our denomination, we often gather in community to make covenants or promises with each other and with God.
We are making some special promises of how we will be in community as we move into the work of the building project and development.
Covenant Promises and Questions: As followers in the Way of Jesus, will you continue to offer your gifts and skills here at Knox with faith and hope? We promise, God being our helper!
Will you do your part through daily prayer, personal example and generous support in the coming year? We promise, God being our helper!
Will you honour each others’ gifts, leadership, and service to this church family and to the wider church? We promise, God being our helper!
Declaration: In the name of our abundantly gracious and Holy God, Wisdom, Guide, Teacher and Inspiration; the self same modelled for us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we pray that it may be so! And the people said: Amen!
Trusting in God, this promise is one we make together as a congregation to support and sustain us as we navigate our property development and the unknown future in front of us.
The Knox Covenant
As followers of Jesus we promise to: SEEK GOD WITH OPEN MINDS AND HEARTS Be kind, generous and forgiving Pray for our neighbours, our congregation, our leaders and ourselves TRUST GOD AND EACH OTHER Meet each other face to face, being mindful of all we say and do Grow strong, becoming large in thought, word and deed Be good stewards of our time, talents and treasure Participate WHOLEHEARTEDLY in the life of Knox NOTICE AND EXPECT to meet God in the world Welcome others, and the ways of others Grow the circle wider, making a difference in the lives of others Response: We PROMISE, God being our helper.
Knox Covenant Symbols
Many of the Knox teams chose to place symbols in a basket (lined with foundational Jesus fish made at our Mid-Summer Meal) as a way of reminding themselves and the congregation of their team roles and significance. Here is what went into the basket on Covenanting Sunday.
Stewardship & Social Justice:
basket ~ to help supply others with what they need
Hospitality & Communication:
pineapple ~ symbol of hospitality, wealth & giving
flashlight ~ lights the way
toonie ~ be good stewards of our treasure
Ministry & Personnel:
container for cake ~ cake at the heart of our celebrations/caring
Bible ~ symbol of our faith & statement of faith over centuries