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, 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.
members of this church we commit:
- To faithfully attend the church's
(Acts 2:42; Heb.10:25)
- To diligently guard the truth,
upholding the standard of sound words recorded in Scripture.
(1 Tim. 3:15; 6:3-4,20; 2 Tim. 1:13-14; 2:14-15, 24-26; 4:3-4)
- To wholeheartedly support, love, and
care for the church's ministries and members, offering my prayers,
support and gifts.
(2 Cor. 13:9; Eph. 1:15-20; 3:14-21; 6:18; Phil. 1:3-6; 9-11; Col.
1:3-12; 4:2-6; 1 Thes. 1:2-4; 5:17; 1 Pet. 1:22; Matt. 23:23; 1 Cor.
16:2; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; 1 Tim. 5:17-18; Eph. 4:11-16; Titus 2:11-14;
Heb.10:24; 1 Peter 2:5,9,12; 4:10; Jude 17-21; 1 Cor. 1:30-31;
12:4-11,25-26; Ezek. 36:23b)
- To lead our family in personal
devotions and private worship
(Eph 5:22-33, 6:1-4; Col. 3:18-21)
- To boldly witness for the Lord Jesus Christ, living a
transformed life and sharing the gospel as God gives
(Matt. 4:19; 28:19; Acts 1:8; 5:42; 1 Pet. 3:15)
- To actively pursue personal holiness before God, loving
others as Christ has loved us. Including a striving to
avoid all things that may entangle me in sin.
(2 Cor. 7:1; Eph 5:3; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Thes. 4:7; 1 Pet 1:15-16; 1
Jn. 3:3; Jn. 13:34-35)
- To diligently promote the unity of the church, being a
peacemaker with all in the body of Christ watching over
one another in brotherly love, remembering the brethren in prayer,
being sympathetic and courteous in
speech, being quick to listen and slow to speak and always ready for
(Matt. 5:9; 23-26; Rom 12:18-21; 14:19; Eph. 4:1-3; Phil. 2:1-4; Col.
3:12-14; 2 Tim. 2:22; Heb. 12:14)
- To respectfully follow the leaders of this church, trusting
and supporting their leadership.
(1 Thes. 5:12-13; 1 Tim. 5:17-20; Heb. 13:7,17)
- To humbly submit to the church's discipline, graciously
repenting when approached about personal sin, and
lovingly restoring others who become entangled in sin
(Matt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5:6-13; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Gal.6:1; 1 Thes.
5:14-15; 2 Thes. 3:5-6; Eph. 4:29; Phil. 2:14).
- 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.