The National Conference Covenant
United Brethren congregations must affirm their support of and membership in the US National Conference by signing a covenant which includes affirmation of these points:
- They are committed to the Confession of Faith and the Core Values of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ International.
- They agree to abide by the Constitution and Discipline of the US National Conference.
- They will prioritize our assets, energies, and ministries toward fulfilling the Great Commission.
- They will support the broader ministry and mission of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA, through prayer, promotion of its interests, and the annual partnership fee.
The church’s highest governing body must approve signing the covenant, and it needs to be signed by the senior pastor and the chairperson of the board. If will then be forwarded to the bishop, who will also sign it on behalf of the US National Conference. Then the document will be filed away as a record of the church’s commitments.
We then ask churches to review and reaffirm the National Conference Covenant every year as a reminder of the commitments they have made.