Our Covenant

Having been brought by God’s grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to surrender ourselves wholly to Him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, we now, in dependence upon His Spirit, joyfully establish this Covenant with each other.

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

We will be devoted to one another in brotherly love. With humility and gentleness we will patiently bear with each other, forgiving and encouraging one another; and in accordance with this Covenant and our Confession and Constitution we will build one another up, exercise watchfulness over each other, and admonish one another when necessary.

We will not neglect to gather together, or to pray for ourselves and others.

We promise to bring up our children in the training and instruction of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends.

We will rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep, helping to carry each other’s burdens.

We will seek, by God’s help, to live carefully in this world, in line with this Covenant and God’s Word as summarized in our Confession, denying ungodliness and worldly passions. We will strive to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, as we wait for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

We will defend and maintain a Biblical ministry in this church by supporting and upholding: the preaching of the Word of God, the administration of the gospel ordinances, and the exercise of church discipline in accordance with this Covenant and our Confession and Constitution.

We will contribute cheerfully, generously, 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 will, when we move from this place, 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 Word.

Now to Him who is able to keep us from stumbling and to present us blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.