Church Covenant

Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and on the confession 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, angels, 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; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines to contribute cheerfully and regularly to its local and missionary programs.

We engage to maintain family and private devotions; to seek the salvation of our loved ones and acquaintances; to walk with vigilance in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment ; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to avoid all appearance of evil; to avoid all worldly practices which might bring reproach to the cause of Christ, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We 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, to be courteous in speech; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation and mindful 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 of like precious faith where we can continue to carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.