Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of GOD, to receive the Lord Jesus the 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 ENDEAVOR, THEREFORE, BY THE AID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
TO walk together in Christian love;
TO strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, in holiness, and in
TO promote its prosperity and spiritually;
TO sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines, and doctrines;
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.
WE ALSO ENDEAVOR:
TO maintain and continue our family devotions;
TO religiously educate our children in the fear 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
TO avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
TO abstain from the sale of and use of intoxication drinks as a beverage, addictive
tobacco products as a panacea, mood altering illicit drugs as methods of release from
TO be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
WE FURTHER ENDEAVOR TO:
TO watch over one another in brotherly love;
TO remember one another in prayer;
TO aid one another in sickness and distress;
TO cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian 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 FURTHER ENDEAVOR that if and 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 the Word of GOD through our daily devotions and to be committed to the things of GOD and promote those things in our everyday lives.