Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the
public confession of our faith, having been immersed in the name of the Father, the Son, and
the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully
enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We purpose, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive
together for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote
its prosperity and spirituality; to attend its services regularly; to sustain its worship, ordinances,
discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; to
give faithfully of time and talent in its activities; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God
has prospered us, to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the
poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations.
We also purpose to maintain family and private devotions; to train our children according to
the Word of God; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly
in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our
conduct; to avoid all gossip, back-biting and unrighteous anger; to abstain from all forms of
activity which dishonor our Lord Jesus Christ, cause stumbling to a fellow believer or hinder the
winning of a soul to Christ; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the cause of Christ, our
Savior; and to give Him preeminence in all things.
We further purpose to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord's return; 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, always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to
seek it without delay.
We moreover purpose that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite
with another church of like faith and order where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant
and the principles of Word of God. In the event there is no such church, we shall seek, with the
help of the Lord, to establish one.