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¶ 900 ACCOUNTABILITY TO COVENANT COMMITMENTS

¶ 900 ACCOUNTABILITY TO COVENANT COMMITMENTS
Believers bind themselves to Christ and the church by way of covenant commitments. In addition to a commitment to Jesus Christ, members of the church also make commitments by way of the Membership Covenant (¶156-161).

The highest standards of life and conduct are placed upon those who serve in ministerial capacities in the church. Individuals make additional covenant commitments when becoming Ministerial Candidates (¶815), becoming Commissioned Ministers (¶820) or upon ordination (¶825). Covenant commitments require accountability (¶155). If any of these covenant commitments are disregarded or violated, personal integrity and the integrity and witness of the church are dishonored. Relationships with God and others are damaged and broken. Therefore, accountability to these covenant commitments must be maintained.

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