Church Covenant

 

 The Church covenant is a voluntary agreement by members of a Baptist Church whereby they promise to conduct their lives in such a way as to glorify God and promote the ongoing of His Church.  Every member should study it carefully, refer to it often and seek to live by it.  It clearly outlines the obligations of church membership.

 1. SALVATION AND BAPTISM

     Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus 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 Hold Ghost.  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.

 2.  DUTIES TO THE CHURCH

     We agree therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, 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 the world.

 3. DUTIES IN PERSONAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

    We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; 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 deportment; to avoid all battling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

 4. DUTIES TO FELLOW MEMBERS

    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 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.