The Church Covenant

Christian Commitment:
Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemly 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
Strive for advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort
Promote its prosperity and spirituality
Sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines
Contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church,
relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

We also engage to:
Maintain family and secret devotions
Religiously educate our children
Seek the salvation of our kindred and aquaintances
Walk circumspectly in the world
Be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment
Avoid gossip, slander, and excessive anger
Abstain from the sale of, and use of destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage
Shun pornography
Be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior

We further engage to:
Watch over one another in brotherly love
Remember one another in prayer
Aid one another in sickness and distress
Cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech;
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 God’s Word.

 

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