Our Church Covenant
PREAMBLE: On the basis of our belief, the following covenant is a statement of our pledge of intent regarding faithfulness, witnessing, and relationships.
Having been led, as we believe, by the spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and, having been baptized in obedience to Christ's command as a public profession of our faith in him,
We do now, in the presence of God, Angels, and this fellowship, sincerely and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. We personally pledge, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church on knowledge, holiness, and caring;
To promote its growth and spirituality, to sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines, and doctrines; to faithfully be present, and to be dedicated in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also pledge to maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith, to see the salvation of our family and acquaintances;
To seek to walk correctly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, and be Christian examples in our behavior. We pledge to refrain from the promotion and use of those things which harm the body or defile the mind.
We further pledge 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 teachings of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
Upon leaving this fellowship, 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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