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 the 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; sustain its worship, ordinances and doctrines; contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry and the spread of the gospel.

We also engage to maintain as far as possible, family and secret devotion to teach our children the Christian truths, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectively in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our deportment and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly and sisterly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feelings and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure reconciliation without delay according to Matthew 18:15-17.

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.  Amen