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,

the Son, and 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; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We agree

to contribute cheerfully and 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.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to educate our children

religiously; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance. To walk circumspectly 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 beverages; and to be zealous in our efforts to build up the Body of 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

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 it without delay.

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.