Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of the Almighty, Sovereign God to receive the gifts of repentance and faith unto salvation (II Tim. 2:25; Acts 2:38; Rom. 1:17), and upon the profession of our faith in Jesus Christ alone, being baptized (Acts 2:38) as a public confession of that faith in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of our God and Savior and this assembly, most solemnly, reverently and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.


We engage, therefore, in complete dependence upon the aid of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:16) of Almighty God, and do covenant one with another to the following:

  • To walk together in true Christian love with each member of this body and with those who are outside of this body that they may also see Christ (1 Cor. 13; 1 John 2:10; John 15:12; Mt. 5:43-48)
  • To strive for the advancement and maturity of this Church in knowledge, widsom, holiness, purity, power and the peace of God (Eph. 4:11-14)
  • To sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines (Acts 2:38-47; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; Matt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5:1-13)
  • To give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin, both sacred and secular
  • To give of ourselves and our possessions, which are rightfully God's, on a daily basis to uphold and support its ministry, the expenses of the church (Acts 2:46-47), relief of the poor (Gal. 2:10; Prov. 14:21), caring for the fatherless (Ps. 82:3) and widows (1 Tim. 5:3-16)
  • The spreading of the Gospel to all men and throughout all nations (Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
  • To engage in and maintain time of family (Deut. 6:7-9) and private worship, devotion, prayer (1 Thess. 5:17), meditation, and study (II Tim. 2:15; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 77:12), in praise to and in reflection upon our Wonderful and Glorious God
  • To educate our children in ways so as to build into their life a love for our God and His Word (Deut. 6:7-9; Eph. 6:4), a reverence and desire to walk in His ways and the understanding and implementation of Biblical principles into their lives (James 1:22; Matt. 5:6; Eph. 5:21)
  • To earnestly pray for and proclaim Salvation through Christ by faith and repentance in Him alone to our kindred and acquaintances that they may be partakers of God's grace
  • To walk circumspectly in the world (Eph. 5:15)
  • To be a reflection of our just and righteous God in all of our dealings, faithful to His character in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment for His glory (Eph. 5:1; 1 Pet. 2:21)
  • To be zealous in all of our efforts to bring glory to the King of Kings and thereby to see the advancement of our Savior's kingdom (1 Cor. 6:20)
  • To watch over, care for and lay down our lives for one another in true brotherly love (Jn. 15:13; Phil 2:4)
  • To intercede for one another fervently in prayer (Acts 12:5; Heb. 13:18)
  • To aid one another in sickness and distress
  • To cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling (1 Pet. 3:8), Christ-likeness in action (Phil. 2:5-8) and courtest in speech (Eph. 4:29; Col. 4:6; Eph. 4:15)
  • To be slow to the taking up of offenses of our own (Prov. 16:32; Prov. 19:11), never taking up the offenses of others (Mt. 18:15), and always eager and ready for reconciliation and restoration (Mt. 18:15-20; Gal. 6:1-2)
  • To be mindful of the rules and Spirit of our Savior, to secure it without delay
  • When we remove from this place we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we may continue to grow and to carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Holy Word (Rom. 16:1; Col. 4:10)