Leaders and Members Vows

Vows for Members of PC(USA)

a) Do you profess your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?

b) Do you renounce evil and affirm your reliance on God’s grace?

c) Do you intend to participate actively and responsibly in the worship and mission of the church?

PC(USA) Constitutional Questions for Ministers, Elders, and Deacons

a) Do you trust in Jesus Christ your Savior, acknowledge him Lord of all and Head of the church, and through him believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

b) Do you accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be, by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the church universal, and God’s Word to you?

c) Do you sincerely receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to believe and do, and will you be instructed and led by those confessions as you lead the people of God?

d) Will you fulfill your ministry in obedience to Jesus Christ, under the authority of Scripture, and be continually guided by our confessions?

e) Will you be governed by our church’s policy, and will you abide by its discipline? Will you be a friend among your colleagues in ministry, working with them, subject to the ordering of God’s Word and Spirit?

f) Will your own life seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, love your neighbor, and work for the reconciliation of the world?

g) Do you promise to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church?

h) Will you pray for and seek to serve the people with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love?

i) (For Elder) Will you be a faithful elder, watching over the people, providing for their worship, nurture, and service? Will you share in government and discipline, serving in the councils of the church, and in your ministry will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ?

j) (For Deacon) Will you be a faithful deacon, teaching charity, urging concern, and directing the people’s help to the friendless and those in need? In your ministry will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ?

k) (For Minister) Will you be a faithful minister, proclaiming the good news in Word and Sacrament, teaching faith, and caring for people? Will you be active in government and discipline, serving in the councils of the church; and in your ministry will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ?