Our Covenant

"Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We strive therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the harmony and advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and fellowship; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, defend its ordinances, preserve its discipline, and make known its doctrines; to give it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin; to contribute scripturally to the support of the ministry, both at home and in the foreign lands, the spread of the Gospel through all nations, and the maintenance of the institutions fostered by this church.

We also strive to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our children, other kindred, our friends 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 unrighteous anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicants, tobacco, and narcotic drugs, and to use our utmost endeavor to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour.

We further strive to watch over one another in Christian love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech and conduct; to be slow to take offense, and ever ready to forgive and be reconciled. To be mindful of the rules of life taught by our Saviour, both in avoiding discord and in speedily securing agreement and restoration of harmony and Christian fellowship.

We moreover, strive that we continue in this church's fellowship and membership until we remove to another place, 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, under whose authority we live."