Group Leader Covenant
As a group leader at Lighthouse, check each of the boxes to affirm the Statement of Faith as follows. If you have areas of reservation or feel that you cannot fully affirm these statements, please indicate below:
  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 • 2 Peter 1:19-21
  • We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    Genesis 1:26 • Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19
  • We believe that we are created in the image of God, but as a result of sin, are lost and powerless to save ourselves.

    Genesis 1:26-27 • Romans 3:23, 5:12-21
  • We believe that the only hope for people is to believe in Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind. We believe further in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Through receiving Jesus as Lord, we are made spiritually alive. This begins a relationship with the living Savior.

    John 1:12, 3:3-7, 5:24 • Ephesians 2:8-10 • Hebrews 9:11-28
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and lost, the eternal conscious, existence of all people either in heaven or hell, and in divine judgements, rewards and punishments. We believe, as well, that Jesus Christ will return in person to earth in power and glory.

    John 5:29 • 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 • 2 John 8
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and godly lives. Both the gifts and fruits of the Spirit are a continuing part of God’s plan for His Church. God’s will is for each believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Galatians 3:2, 5:22 • 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 • Ephesians 4:7-12, 5:18
  • We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelization on the one hand, and the nurture and discipling of Christians on the other. We believe in the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

    Matthew 26:26-30, 28:18-20 • Mark 16:15 • Romans 6:3-4
  • We believe God ordained marriage and the family, and that biblical marriage is a sacred covenant relationship between one man and one woman, symbolizing the union of Christ and His Church.

    Genesis 2:18-25 • Ephesians 5:22-25

    We believe God has commanded that all sexual activity remain between a woman and a man within the confines of their marriage.

    Matthew 19:4-6 • Romans 1:26-29, 7:2 • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 • Hebrews 13:4

  • Serving as a group leader is a valuable role in the Kingdom of God. Because this role is a key leadership position in the church, we ask that you enter into covenant with Lighthouse and other group leaders by making the following commitments.

    To affirm your willingness to covenant with Lighthouse as a group leader, please check each of these boxes.

  • • Intentionally identify and greet those in my group.
    • Support the unity of Lighthouse through acting in love toward others, refusing to gossip and following leadership.
    • Affirm and embrace the vision for groups at Lighthouse Christian Center.
  • • Faithfully attending my group.
    • Preparing beforehand for my group each week.
    • Inviting and welcoming others to join my group if it is not full.
    • Sharing victories and issues with the Lighthouse staff.
    • Seeking to live missionally and empower leaders to do the same.
  • • Pray for the individuals in my group.
    • Follow up with each person in my group when absent or in need.
    • Ensure my group members care for one another through prayer and connection.
  • • Involving as many people as possible in group discussions.
    • Creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
    • Serving with my group once during the quarter in a service or outreach project.
    • Having fun together with my group at least once during the quarter (i.e. picnic, ball game, board game night, etc.).
    • Seeking to personally grow in my relations.