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Our Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; And
on the profession of our faith, we do 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 doctrines;
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 daily devotions;
To religiously educate our children;
To seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;
To walk circumspectly in the world;
To be just in our deportment;
To avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger;
To abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks 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 of 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, where
we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.