Our Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, and on that profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and each other, most solemnly and joyfully in all Christian sincerity, enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We covenant, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in genuine Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in all knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church and the spreading of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in all things; to seek prayerfully the salvation of our kindred and friends; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in all our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to prayerfully examine our lives relative to any participation in questionable worldly amusements and seek by the power of the Lord to walk circumspectly, being zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We, moreover, engage that when we remove ourselves from this church, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.