Our 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 promise by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and all spiritual resources available to every believer (i.e. the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, etc.) to forsake the paths of sin, and to walk in the way of holiness all the days of our lives.  With this view we engage to strive together 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 the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations.

We will endeavor to instruct our families in the Christian faith; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings; faithful in our engagements; exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all gossip, backbiting and anger and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the cause of our Savior.

We will strive to walk together in Christian love and watchfulness, giving and receiving admonition with meekness and affection; 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.