Having, as we trust, been brought by grace to repent and believe Jesus Christ, as our Savior and Lord, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We will endeavor to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be faithful in our marriages, to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, to seek the salvation of our family and friends. We will seek, by grace, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts. We recognize and accept the privilege and obligation of leading a new and holy life in this present age. We will also seek God’s help in abstaining from any activities which bring unwarranted harm to the body or jeopardize our own or another’s faith.
We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We will walk together in Christian love, exercise an affectionate care and concern for one another and faithfully admonish one another as occasion may require. We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together and will encourage another through all possible means. We will pray for one another and will avoid all gossip, backbiting and unholy anger. We will cultivate Christian courtesy in speech; be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation knowing our need for repentance and that we must be willing to forgive others as the Lord commands.
We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. 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 through all nations.
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. 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.