Our Covenant

Having been brought by God’s grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and by his Holy Spirit to give ourselves to him, we do now joyfully covenant with one another.

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Eph 4:3)

We will walk together in brotherly love, exercising affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully warning, rebuking and admonishing one another when necessary. (John 13:34-35)

We will not neglect to regularly gather together, or to pray for ourselves and others. (Col 4:2; Heb 10:25)

We will earnestly work to bring up any who may be under our care in the training and instruction of the Lord, and by a loving example and speaking the gospel, seek the salvation of our family and friends. (Titus 2:1-6; Deut 6:4-7)

We will rejoice with those of us who rejoice and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows. (Gal 6:2; James 2:14-17)

We will seek God’s help to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly passions, remembering that we bear the name of Christ and now have a special obligation to lead a new and holy life. (Eph 5:15-21; 1 Pet 2:11-12; 1 John 2:15-17)

We will work together to maintain a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, by the preaching of God’s Word, the administration of baptism and the Lord’s supper, and the exercise of church discipline. (2 Tim 4:2; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor 11:26; Matt 18:17; 1 Cor 5:13)

We will 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 to all nations. (Matt 28:19; Luke 12:33; 2 Cor 9:7)

We will, when we move from this place, 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. (Heb 10:25) May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen. (2 Cor 13:14)