Adopted June 27th, 2021

RCHD worships together under a covenant, or statement on how we agree to live as a church. The church covenant is equal parts promise, summary of expectations, ethical statement, and biblical standard. We summarize how we promise to live together in the covenant. It forms the ethics, or the moral principles, of our worldview and holds out a biblical standard by which we live. Our acceptance of this multifaceted document follows the practice of believers throughout the centuries who have pledged to God and one another to live out the gospel in community.


Believing in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, having followed Him in obedience through the waters of Baptism, desiring to live in a manner that will bring glory to Him, and having united myself with this local body of believers called Redeemer Church High Desert, I do now covenant together with them that:
I will seek to worship God in spirit and in truth as a continuous practice of my life. (John 4:23-24; I Thessalonians 5:17)
I will endeavor to give positive witness of my relationship to Jesus Christ by word and deed in every circumstance in which I am placed. (Colossians 3:17)
I will commit myself to a regular study of God’s word so that my mind might be renewed and my life transformed by its truths.  (II Timothy 3:15; Romans 12:1,2)
I will invest my finances cheerfully and sacrificially in the work of the Lord.  (Malachi 3:10; I Corinthians 16:2; II Corinthians 9-8)
I will involve myself lovingly in the lives of the members of this church, recognizing that we are all “one body” and desiring that we all become mature, attaining to the “whole measure of the fullness of Christ”.  (I Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 2:13; Galatians 6:1)
I will make my time, energy, and personal resources available for God’s use knowing that all I am and have is simply a trust from Him. (I Corinthians 4:1-2)
I will refrain from any activity or practice of life that might discredit the name of Jesus, harm the temple of the Holy Spirit (my body), hinder a fellow believer, or cause my personal testimony to be compromised. (Romans 2:24; I Corinthians 6:19-20, 8:9; I Timothy 4:12b,15-16; Proverbs 23:29-35)
I will not turn a blind eye to sinful practices being committed by fellow members of this church but in love and meekness shall rebuke and help a stumbling brother or sister.  (Hebrews 3:12-13)
Lastly, I covenant that I will regard this local church and its various ministries as a sacred priority in my life granting it preeminence over all institutions and agencies of secular origin.  Upon moving from this place, I will as quickly as possible unite myself with another local church of like faith and practice.  (I Corinthians 3:16-17; I Peter 2:5,9; Hebrews 10:25)