Church Covenant

Church Covenant

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, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully renew our covenant with each other.

  • We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Matt 5:9).
  • We will walk together in brotherly love, as becomes the members of a Christian Church; exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require. (John 13:34; John 15:12; Rom 12:10; 1Thes 4:9; 1 John 3:11; 1 John 3:23; 1 John 4:7; 1 John 4:11; Col 3:16)
  • We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others. (Heb 10:24-25; James 5:16)
  • We will endeavor to bring up each other as may at any time be 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. (Ps 78:1-8; Eph 6:4)
  • We will rejoice at each other’s happiness, and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows. (Gal 6:2)
  • We will seek, by Divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been voluntarily buried by baptism and raised again from the symbolic grace, so there is on us a special obligation now to lead a new and holy life. (Rom 6:1-4; Rom 12:1-2; 1 John 2:15)
  • We will seek to promote and preserve God’s intention of marriage exclusively between one man and one woman (Matt. 19:4-6).
  • We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical 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. (Matt 6:2-4; Matt 28:16-20; Heb 10:24-25; Rom 12:4-8; 2 Cor 9:6-7; Gal 5:13; 1 Pet 4:9-10)
  • 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 the covenant and principles of God’s Word. (Heb 10:24-25)
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.
Last revised November 2016
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