Church Member Covenant
A Church Covenant is a solemn agreement between the church members that we will walk together according to the precepts of the gospel, in brotherly affection.
Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and 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.
Therefore, to align ourselves with God’s purposes, both within the church walls and beyond: We promise, therefore, by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort to support the ministries of His kingdom; to sustain its worship, its ordinances, doctrines, and discipline; to contribute cheerfully and regularly and preach the good news to all nations. In light of changing morals in society at large, we agree to affirm and abide by the church statement on marriage, sexuality, and the sanctity of human life.
We also promise to maintain family and personal 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, having all conversations full of grace, showing humility to all, to always exercise self-control, put into practice all things excellent or praiseworthy of God as we purpose to obey the biblical instruction whether we eat or drink or whatever we do, to do it to the glory of God.
We further promise 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, always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the teachings of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover promise that when we relocate 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 principles of God’s Word.