Church Covenant


We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the Church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to scripturally submit to authority, to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the needy, and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.

 

We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously 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 deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and sinful anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks, to abstain from the sale and use of recreational drugs, to shun pornography and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly 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 rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

 

We moreover engage that when we remove from this Church we will, as soon as possible, unite with another Church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Holy Word.