Our Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to
receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on 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 this assembly, most solemnly and
joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
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;
to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute
cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the
church, the relief of the poor, ad the spread of the gospel through all
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to
religiously educate our children; to seek salvation of our kindred and
acquaintances; 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 of, and use
of, destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun
pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly
love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and
distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian 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 from this
place 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 Godís Word.