Covenant Agreement

Having been led by the Spirit of GOD to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior 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 and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.  We engage, in contending for the unity of our faith through the leading of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in brotherly love; to exercise Christian care and watchfulness over one another; to participate in one another’s joys and sorrow; to be slow to take offense and always ready to make reconciliation; to encourage one another unto love and good works; and to forsake not the assembling of ourselves together. We engage to strive in the spirit of excellence for the advancement of God’s kingdom agenda, by growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ Jesus and following the ordinances of our Lord and following the doctrines of our Lord as given to us by His apostles under the direction of the Holy Spirit.  We will engage to maintain the spirit of excellence concerning God’s kingdom by promoting a climate that is inclusive of culture, one which strongly embraces diversity and exemplifies the concept of servant leadership. Along with our commitment to the spirit of excellence we shall engage to contribute cheerfully and liberally of our spiritual gifts and financial support to the church and it’s ministries as well as giving special attention to the evangelism of the world and the care of the needy.

We further engage to maintain personal and family devotions; and to educate our children in the Word of GOD, bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; and to avail ourselves of the great privileges of prayer for one another and for all men. Finally, we engage to walk circumspectly and watchfully in the world denying ungodliness and worldly lusts; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our behavior; to refrain from gossip, backbiting, and excessive anger; to maintain a clear separation from all religious apostasy and all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations; endeavoring by example and by word to win souls to Jesus Christ, for whose glory and by whose power we live.