Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our own personal Saviour, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, the angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love striving for the advancement of this church, thus promoting its growth, sustaining its ordinances, its discipline, and its doctrine; giving it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin; contributing cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministry; and supporting its leadership.
We will also strive to maintain family and personal devotions; to faithfully educate and discipline our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk justly in this world; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and bitterness; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink and abusive drugs (including tobacco); to abstain from all other worldly habits (including listening to rock music, attending the dance, gambling, and viewing pornography); to be free from all oath-bound secret societies and partnerships with unbelievers; and to be zealous in our efforts to promote the truths of the Word of God. Believing that marriage is “honorable in all, and the bed undefiled” we will not be engaged in any adulterous, fornicative, homosexual, or other immoral lifestyles.
We will further endeavor 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 speech; to be slow to take offense, but quick to make reconciliation. Should we remove from this church, we will as soon as possible unite with another church where we may carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.