Our Church Covenant
Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit as a public confession of our faith, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We purpose, through the aid of the Holy Spirit, to forsake sin; to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the growth of this church in knowledge of God’s Word and holiness; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to attend its services regularly; to give it a sacred preeminence over institutions of human origin; to give faithfully of time and talent in its ministries; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, to the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and spread of the Gospel throughout all nations.
We also purpose to maintain family and private devotions; to train our children according to the Word of God; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our conduct; to avoid all gossip, backbiting, and unrighteous anger; to abstain from all forms of activity which dishonor our Lord Jesus Christ, cause stumbling to a fellow believer, or hinder the winning of a soul to Christ; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the cause of Christ, our Savior, and to give Him preeminence in all things. Believing that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, we shall endeavor to avoid all experiences and habits that defile the body, mind, or spirit and hinder our witness.
We further purpose to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord’s return; 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; and to be slow to take offense and always ready to seek reconciliation.