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Church Covenant

Having been led, by the Spirit of God to receive 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, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. 


We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to actively serve in the ministries of the church; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort, in order to promote its spirituality and its overall well being; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a God ordained preeminence over all institutions of human origin; to contribute cheerfully 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 also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to Biblically 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 conduct; to avoid all gossip, backbiting and unrighteous anger; to abstain from all addictive vices; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. 


We further engage to watch over one another in Christian love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the commands and example of our Savior, to secure it without delay. 


We moreover engage that when we remove 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 the principles of God's Word.

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