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 in the name of the Father, and the Son, and 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 promise, therefore, by the help of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and encouragement; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to give it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin; and 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 promise to maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in the truths of Christ and His Word; to seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances; to walk with alertness and wisdom in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, and exemplary in our actions; to avoid all bitterness, gossip, slander, and excessive anger; to abstain from both morally destructive behavior and harmful addictions; and to be zealous in our efforts to represent the kingdom of our Savior.
We promise to exercise Christian love in areas where the Bible does not clearly define what specific action should be taken. In such cases, we will be governed by the biblical principles of Christian liberty as we ask the following three questions. Will this action control me or will I control it? Will this action cause a brother or sister to fatally fall? Is this action fitting?
We further promise to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to assist each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and truthfulness in speech; and to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and remembering the commands of our Savior, to secure it without delay. We also promise, that when we move 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.