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Church Covenant

The Spirit of God has led us, with assurance, to receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. We have professed our repentance toward God and our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and have been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, in the presence of God, solemnly and joyfully, we enter into a covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

Our walk with God

We engage, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to cultivate our devotional lives and to maintain family devotions. We will seek to rear our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances. We also commit ourselves to seek to walk in personal obedience on every path upon which the Lord may set our feet and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.

Our walk with one another

We commit ourselves, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to remember each other in prayer, to walk together in Christian love and to watch over each other as brothers and sisters in order to help each other in times of sickness or distress. We will endeavor to cultivate Christian sympathy of feeling and courtesy in speech so as to avoid all backbiting, gossiping, and unrighteous anger. We will be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation as our Saviour commanded.

Our walk as the church

We also engage to strive for the advancement of the church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort. We will promote its prosperity by our giving and its spirituality by our living. We will sustain true Biblical worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines by our attendance and participation. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministries, its expenses and its mission. We also understand that if we are overtaken in any fault, we will be subject to biblical discipline, which seeks our restoration.

We also agree that if we move away from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith and practice, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

Our walk in the world

We also commit ourselves to live as witnesses of Christ in the world. We understand this to mean that we walk circumspectly in the world, bringing relief to the poor, abstaining from all appearances of evil and being just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments and exemplary in our moral and ethical choices. We commit ourselves to a proper zeal in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour, both individually and as a congregation. Even to the laying down of our lives for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ and our brothers and sisters.