Church Covenant

Church Covenant


                     Having been led; as we believe by the Spirit of 

                         God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our 

                          Saviour and, on the profesession 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 engage, 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 sustain 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 through all nations.


                    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 tattling, backbiting

                    and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, 

                    and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be 

                    zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of 

                 our Saviour.


                   We further engage to watch over one another in 

                   brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer;

                     to aid one another in sickness and distress; to 

                     cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian 

                    courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense, but

                    always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the

                    rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.


                   We moreover engage that when remove from this 

                  place we will, as soon as possible, unite with

                  some other church where we can carry out

               this covenant and the principles of

               God's Word.

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