Our Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit
of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our
personal Savior, and on the public 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 purpose, 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 attend its services regularly; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin; to give faithfully of time and talent in its activities;  to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God prospers us, 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 also covenant to maintain family and personal devotions; to train our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord;  to seek the salvation of our family 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 gossiping, backbiting and anger; to abstain from the sale and use of alcoholic beverages, the use of tobacco, membership in secret societies and from everything that will cause our brother to stumble or that will bring reproach upon the cause of Christ; and to be zealous in our efforts to make our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ known.

We further covenant to watch over one another in brotherly love, giving and receiving admonition with meekness and affection to remember one another in prayer; to add one another 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 commands of our Savior to seek it without delay.

We moreover covenant 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 Holy Word.