Church Covenant

Church Covenant

Having 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 into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and the assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We commit, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor and the proclamation of the gospel to all nations.

We also commit to maintain family and personal devotions; to teach our children the word of God, to seek the salvation of our family and friends; to live carefully in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, exemplary in our character; to avoid all gossip, slander and excessive anger; and, to abstain from any other activity which dishonors our Lord Jesus Christ, causes stumbling to a fellow believer, or hinders the winning of the lost; and to be passionate in our efforts to advance the kingdom of Christ our Savior, that he might have preeminence in all things.

We further commit to watch over one another in Christian love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready to reconciliation, and, mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.

And we moreover commit that when we move 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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