Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized by immersion in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, angels and one another, most solemnly, willingly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ Jesus.
We purpose, therefore, by the grace of God, the power of the Holy Spirit and the foundation of the Scriptures, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, unity, and humility; to promote its prosperity, spiritual growth and stability; to uphold its worship, doctrines, ministry, ordinances, and discipline; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the financial support of the church as God has prospered; and to further the proclamation of the Gospel through our missionary endeavors.
We further resolve to maintain family and personal devotions; to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; to seek the salvation of loved ones, friends and acquaintances; to live godly in Christ Jesus; to be just in our affairs, faithful in our lives, and Christ-like in our behavior; to avoid all tattling, gossip and sinful anger; to abstain from the philosophies, beliefs and practices of this world that war against the soul; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Lord.
We also endeavor to watch over and help one another in Christian love; to remember one another in prayer; to help one another in sickness and distress; to promote sincere sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be longsuffering, forgiving, and forbearing, always slow to take offence and quick to seek reconciliation; and to be ever mindful of the teaching and example of our Savior.
We further determine to promote the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace; to quietly resign from the membership and fellowship of the church if we cannot abide by this covenant or accept a doctrinal position or decision of the church; and to unite with another church of like faith and practice if we should move away from this church, where we can carry out the purposes of this covenant, and the principles of God’s Word.