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 encouraging, warning, rebuking and admonishing one another when
necessary. (John 13:34-35)

We will not neglect to regularly gather together. (Heb. 10:25)

We will not neglect to pray for ourselves and others. (Col. 4:2)

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, friends and neighbors. (Titus 2:1-6; Deut. 6:4-7, 1 Pet. 3:15)

We will rejoice with those of us who rejoice and weep with those who weep, endeavoring 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 ministry in this church that is faithful to the word of God
and the gospel, 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 church, as soon as possible, unite with some other Biblical
church. (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)