Our Covenant

Having been led as I believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior, and on the profession of my faith, having been baptized in the name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Ghost, I 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.

I 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 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.

I also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate my children; to seek the salvation of my kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in my dealings, faithful in my engagements, and exemplary in my deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and the use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in my efforts to advance the kingdom of my Savior.

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

 I moreover engage that, when I remove from this place, I will as soon as possible unite with some other church where I can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

And now unto Him, who brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus, be power and glory forever. Amen