Church Covenant

Having been led by the Spirit of God to repent of our sin, believe and make profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be scripturally baptized; with lives surrendered to Him, we, relying on that same Spirit affirm this covenant together.

  • We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
  • We will walk together in brotherly love, exercising loving care and watchfulness over each other as well as faithfully encouraging and holding one another accountable to God’s Word as occasion may require.
  • We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others.
  • We will accept the Word of God as our authority for faith and everyday living.
  • We will follow and be equipped for service by the leadership of the church as they are led by the Holy Spirit and the teachings of the Word of God.
  • We will, by a pure and loving example, seek the salvation of our family and friends.
  • We will be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation.
  • We will avoid gossip, back-biting and excessive anger.
  • We will rejoice in times of others’ happiness and with compassion and sympathy seek to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows aiding one another in times of need, sickness, and distress.
  • We will seek to live carefully in the world, turning from ungodliness and worldly lusts, remembering that we have a special obligation to lead a new and holy life.
  • We will work together faithfully in the ministry of this church as we participate in its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.
  • We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, widows and orphans, and the spread of the Gospel locally, domestically, and to the uttermost parts of the world.
  • We will maintain family and personal devotions, accepting our Scriptural responsibility to be the primary pastor to our children.
  • We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.