Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the Lord, Savior, and Supreme Treasure of our lives, 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.

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.

We will 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.

We will work to maintain family and personal devotions and to educate our children in the Christian faith.

We will seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances.

We will seek, by Divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been voluntarily buried by baptism and raised again from the symbolic grave, so there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life.

We will walk together in brotherly love, remembering one another in prayer.

We will exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require.

We will work to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech.

We will work to be slow to take offense, always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We will, when we leave the church, unite with a like-minded church as soon as possible, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.