Our Church Covenant
Having, as we trust, been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, we do now, relying upon the Spirit’s help, solemnly and joyfully make this covenant with each other.
By God’s grace:
We will submit to the authority of the Scriptures as the final word on all matters of life and doctrine.
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect the responsibility to mutually build each other up in Christ.
We will pray for and seek to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace with one another.
We will use our words to build up one another and glorify God rather than speaking lies, deceit, slander, or gossip.
We will show Christian love, affectionate care, and genuine forgiveness toward each other.
We will encourage, admonish, and exhibit watchfulness over one another with wisdom and humility in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We will rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep, helping to carry each other’s burdens.
We will gladly cooperate with and submit ourselves to the elders of this church for the care of our souls, which is for our good.
We will work together for the continuance of a faithful gospel ministry in this 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 relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We will endeavor to raise the children under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends.
We will proclaim the gospel in our homes and neighborhoods in whatever way the Lord enables us, and seek to further this church’s efforts to take the Gospel to 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.
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.