The Hazelwood Baptist Church Covenant is a sacred promise which outlines Biblical guidelines for Church members, is a tool for personal reflection, and encourages growth toward holiness. We are one body in Christ, united in our profession of faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, sinners saved by grace, baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Therefore, in the presence of God and those assembled, we covenant together to live lives that honor the authority of God’s Word and respect the values of Hazelwood Baptist Church. 

Romans 12:4, 1 Corinthians 1:10

Our Commitments  

1. Biblical Fellowship - We covenant to walk together united in Christian love, encouraging each other to grow as disciples of Christ, praying for our church family, rejoicing in each other’s joys and sharing each other’s burdens, aiding each other in sickness and distress, building each other up with our speech and actions, avoiding gossip, and holding each other accountable with gentleness. We strive to be slow to anger, slow to take offense, quick to listen and quick to forgive, always ready for reconciliation securing it without delay.  

Matthew 5:21-26, Matthew 18:15-17, Acts 2:42, Romans 12:15, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Galatians 6:1-2, Ephesians 1:1-7, Ephesians 4:29, Philippians 2:2-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-14, 2 Timothy 2:24-25, James 1:19, 1 John 1:6-7  

2. Biblical Integrity - We covenant to live carefully and honestly, just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our behaviors, striving to be holy as God is holy, valuing human life as made in God’s image. We will seek God’s help, and accountability from others, to resist addictive lifestyles and abstain from any practice which leads to physical, moral, or spiritual decay, jeopardizing our own or another’s spiritual walk or witness. And when we stumble, we will seek recovery to be reconciled to God and to restore relationships with others.  

Psalm 139:13-14, Proverbs 20:1, Proverbs 21:17, Proverbs 23:31-35, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 13:13,  Romans 14:21, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Galatians 5:16-25, Ephesians 4:30 & 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3,  2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Peter 4:3

3. Biblical Stewardship - We covenant to serve consistent with our calling, gifting, and passions, recognizing we are stewards of all we are and have, including time, talents, money and possessions. In all our stewardship, we commit to give cheerfully, generously, and regularly to support the ministry of the church, the needs of its members, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.  

Acts 2:45, Acts 11:27-30, Romans 12:3-8, 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 2 Corinthians 9:7  

4. Biblical Discipleship - We covenant, as a disciple-making church, to live lives that follow Jesus with the intent of becoming more like Him. We will strive toward personal growth and family discipleship extending into our church family, spurring one another on to love and good deeds. We commit to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our family, neighbors, and wherever God would call us in an effort to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.  

Matthew 10:24-25, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Hebrews 3:13-14, Hebrews 10:24-25