Church Covenant

“And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul.” II Chronicles 15:12.

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as 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; and having accepted the Bible as our sole authority for faith and practice; 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 promise, by the enabling of the Holy Spirit, to forsake the paths of sin and to walk in the ways of holiness all the days of our lives. With this in view, we engage to strive together 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 and the spread of the Gospel throughout all nations.

We also endeavor to maintain family and secret devotions, to educate our children in the Christian faith, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, to be faithful in our engagements and to be exemplary in our deportment; to avoid every form of evil and to abstain from those practices which may cause a weaker brother or sister to stumble. (Romans 14:13)

We further engage to walk together in Christian love and watchfulness; giving and receiving admonition with meekness and affection; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy of 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 God’s Holy Word.


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