Church Covenant

Having been, as we trust, brought by Divine Grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and to give
up ourselves wholly to Him; we do now solemnly and joyfully covenant with each other to walk
together in Him with brotherly love, to His glory as our Lord. We do, therefore, in his strength
engage:

That we will exercise a mutual care, as members one of another, to promote the growth of the
whole body in Christian knowledge, holiness and comfort; to the end that we may stand perfect
and complete in all the will of God;

That to promote and secure this object, we will endeavor to uphold the public worship of God,
and the ordinances of His house; and to hold constant communion with each other therein, not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together; that we will cheerfully contribute of our property
for the support of the poor, for the support of home and foreign missions, and for the
maintenance of a faithful ministry of the Gospel among us;

That we will not neglect private and family devotions at home or the great duty of religiously
training our children and those under our care, with a view to the service of Christ and the
enjoyment of everlasting life;

That we will walk circumspectly in the world, to the end that we may win souls for the Lord
Jesus Christ. We will endeavor to be a Christian example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith
and in purity of life. We will remember that God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of
power, of love and of a sound mind; that we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth,
and that a city set on a hill cannot be hid;

That we will frequently exhort, and if occasion shall require, admonish one another according to
Matthew 18, in the spirit of meekness, considering ourselves lest we also be tempted. As in
baptism we have been buried with Christ and raised again, so there is on us a special obligation
thenceforth to walk in newness of life;

That we will, upon moving to another locality, seek to associate ourselves with a church of like
faith and practice: joining membership therewith by transfer of letter within a period of one year
after leaving this church.

And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd
of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work
to do His will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to
whom be glory, forever and ever. Amen.

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