Having been led, as we believe, 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, Angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ…
We agree, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinance, discipline, and doctrines.
We agree 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 through all nations.
We also agree to maintain family and private devotions; to regularly educate our children in the Scriptures, and to seek the salvation of our friends and acquaintances.
We also agree to walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all tattling, backbiting, gossip, and unrighteous anger; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of Our Savior.
We further agree to never forsake the assembling of ourselves together, to watch over one another in brotherly love; to faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require, to remember each other in prayer, to nurture and encourage those who at any time come under our care, to aid each other in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling, and 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 moreover engage that when we, as individuals or families, move from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
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