Church CovenantHaving been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ 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 Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, relying on His gracious aid, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We will work to apply the gospel to every area of life. We will work to make disciples who will love God with all their hearts and their neighbors as themselves so they are equipped to do the work of the ministry.
We will work and pray to guard the Spirit-given unity in the bond of peace.
We will endeavor to watch over one another in brotherly love; to humbly give and receive admonishment lest we become hardened by the deceitfulness of sin; and to consider how to encourage one another to love and good works.
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for one another. We will rejoice at one another’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows. We will be slow to take offense, and always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the instruction of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We will endeavor to bring up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and to seek the salvation of our family and friends by righteous living and loving proclamation of the gospel.
We will endeavor to pursue self-controlled, righteous, and godly living in this world, denying ungodliness and worldly passions, for we remember that we have been raised to walk in the newness of life.
We will work together for the advancement of this gospel church as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the care of those in need, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, unite with a church where we can carry out the articles of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.