Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and, on the 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, angels, and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

For the advancement of this church, we engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; and to sustain its worship ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.

AS CHRISTIAN STEWARDS: To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

ALONE AND AT HOME: We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.

BEFORE THE WORLD: To walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger, to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour.

TOWARD ONE ANOTHER: 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 Saviour to secure it without delay.

WHEN WE MOVE: We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other Bible-believing church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.