Volunteer Covenant Template

Here is a sample volunteer covenant that you can use and implement in your church / ministry.

NAME OF Church

Volunteer Covenant

Have been a regular attender / member of X Church and believing that the privilege of guiding people in a total commitment to Christian discipleship is worthy of my surrender to God’s call I agree to:

Belief and Doctrine

  1. Believe and teach that the Bible is the divine, inspired Word of God, and that the Scriptures are “truth without any mixture of any error” (II Timothy 3:16) as well as discipline my life to conform to the Bible doctrines commonly held by our church as stated in the current Statement of Faith.
  2. Cooperate with the established church leadership and the organizational life of our church as to vision, purpose, values, and constitution.


  1. Order my conduct in keeping with the principles of the New Testament, and seek leadership and strength of the Holy Spirit that I may be an example of Christian living, that my conduct may not cause anyone to stumble, and that I may be faithful and efficient in my work.
  2. Contribute regularly to the Lord in tithes and offerings through the budget of my church.
  3. Endeavor to make verbal and lifestyle witnessing a part of my life.
  4. To pray regularly for the church, fellow believers, and church leadership.
  5. Demonstrate a Christ-like and cooperative spirit at all times.


  1. Be regular and punctual in attendance at worship services and other events and in case of unavoidable absence, give notice thereof as far in advance as possible. (I Corinthians 4:2, Hebrews 10:25)
  2. Take responsibility and fulfill my particular duties each week. (II Timothy 2:15)
  3. Attend the regular planning meetings of my leadership area unless providentially hindered. (Luke 14:28-30)
  4. Avail myself of opportunities for leadership training, studies in teaching methods and development of my spiritual life in order that I may be well informed as to good leadership principles and methods (Proverbs 15:28a and II Timothy 2:15).
  5. Cooperate wholeheartedly in the plans, ministries, and activities of the church. (I Corinthians 3:9)
  6. Seek to discover and meet the needs of those who are enrolled as members or prospects. (Galatians 6:2)
  7. Submit to the leadership of x

It is my goal and heart’s desire to be the godly leader God has called me to be. If, at any time I am unable to fulfill these guidelines in all good conscience, I will relinquish my position and submit to Godly discipline.

Ministry Team Members Name ___________________________   Signature          Date

The Elders are committed to and will seek to assist and counsel leaders to be successful in their ministry.

Ministry Team Leaders Name _____________________________ Signature         Date

* This covenant is to be renewed one year from the date it first comes into effect.

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