Church Membership Covenant

New Members

In uniting with this church, I subscribe to the following declaration: I believe Jesus Christ to be God the Son, I profess Him as my own personal Savior, and acknowledge Him as Master and Lord.  Trusting the Holy Spirit for guidance and grace, I shall seek to lead a consistent Christian life, honoring Christ in all relationships.  

I accepted the following responsibilities: to be faithful to my church in my attendance at its services; to exercise my spiritual gifts in the local church; to pray regularly for myself, for others, and my church; to support the local church by exercising careful stewardship of all God gives me.

The Church’s Covenant with the New Member

In the name of the Lord Jesus, we the officers and members of the church do welcome you into this fellowship of faith.  We pledge to you our prayer, love, and support, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of stature of the fullness of Christ,” Ephesians 4:13

Church Covenant

Having been led, we believe, by the spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, 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 engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and do doctrines as set forth in the statement of faith; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; 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 engage to maintain family and private devotions; to educate our children in Christian principles; 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 tattings, backbiting’s, and excessive anger; to abstain from the use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. 

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 to the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay. 

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church of like faith and practice.